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Hawai'i Community Foundation

Phone: (808) 537-6333 Fax: (808) 521-6286 827 Fort Street Mall, Honolulu, HI 96813

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that raised the rating for Hawai'i Community Foundation include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • No complaints filed with BBB

Customer Complaints Summary

0 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 0
Total Closed Complaints 0

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Hawai'i Community Foundation
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: October 18, 1989 Business started: 01/01/1916 Business started locally: 01/01/1916
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

This business is in an industry that may require professional licensing, bonding or registration. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

These agencies may include:

State of Hawaii Department of Taxation
PO Box 1425, Honolulu HI 96806
Phone Number: (808) 587-4242
The number is W20398436-02.

The number is FEIN 99-0261283.

Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. Kelvin Taketa, President & CEO
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Kelvin Taketa, President & CEO
Business Category

Non Profit Organizations - General Membership

Alternate Business Names
Hawaii Community Foundation
Additional Information

This report reflects the results of an evaluation of materials
provided voluntarily by the organization within the past year.
This evaluation was completed in relation to the Better
Business Bureau's Standards for Charitable Solicitations and
informational materials, fund raising practices and governance.

Incorporated: 12/10/87 Member: No

Mission Statement: "The Foundation is a statewide public
foundation. Its mission is to build community among all
people, now and for the future, by: using leadership
effectively to improve life for the people and the environment
in Hawaii; carrying out flexible, visionary and inclusive
grantmaking; and fostering an expanding pool of permanent
charitable funds from diverse donors."

Stated Purpose: "To receive & accept property to be
administered exclusively for charitable purposes, primarily in
or for the benefit of the community of the State of Hawaii. To
operate exclusively for charitable, scientific, literary,
religious, or educational purposes, within the meaning of Sect
501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) 1986, including
for such purposes, the making of distributions to individuals &
organizations that qualify as tax exempt organizations under
501(c)(3) of IRC 1986."

Evaluation Conclusions: The Foundation has voluntarily provided
all documentation requested. A review of the documentation
indicates that the Foundation does not carry out direct
services; it instead facilitates fund distribution from a pool
of trusts and foundations it administers to non-profit
organizations in Hawaii (other charities) which fall within its
stated mission and purpose. The BBB's 23 charitable standards
review charities that fund raise to provide direct services,
therefore, the standards can not be applied to Hawai'i
Community Foundation, as it falls outside the normal scope of
this review.
The Foundation's 1998 Independent Audit was conducted in
accordance with generally accepted auditing standards, but
because its policy is to prepare its financial statements on a
modified cash basis, their present financial position and
results of operations do not conform with generally accepted
accounting principles.

President & CEO: Kelvin Taketa
Chairman & Governor: Ronald C. "Buzz" Wo
Board Size: 23 Paid
Staff Size: 36 F/T, 3 P/T

Tax Status: Tax exempt as a charitable organization under
Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible
to receive tax deductible donations for federal income tax
purposes. IRS letter dated: 11/4/88
This report is not to be interpreted as approval or
This report is prepared solely to assist donors in making their
own, more informed, giving decision. An organization's
practices may change at any time without notice.


BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

BBB Customer Reviews Rating represents the customers opinions of the business. The Customer Review Rating is based on the number of positive, neutral and negative customer reviews posted that are calculated to produce a score.

Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

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BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

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