Hawai'i Community Foundation
101 years in business827 Fort Street Mall
Honolulu, HI 96813
- (808) 521-6286
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BBB File Opened: 10/18/1989
Business Started: 01/01/1916
Business Started Locally: 01/01/1916
Type of EntityNon-profit Organization
- Mr. Micah Kane, President & CEO
- Non Profit Organizations - General Membership
- Charity - Local
- 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 informa...
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
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
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.
Alternate Business Names
- Hawaii Community Foundation
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