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    Special Olympics Hawaii

    Special Olympics Hawaii


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    ...501(c)(3) organization

    ...Donations are tax-deductible


    ...91-610 MAUNAKAPU ST
    Ewa Beach HI 96706-6870

    ...Mail donations to:
    P.O. Box 3295
    Honolulu HI 96815


    Ewa Beach HI | IRS ruling year: 1972 | EIN: 23-7173957  


    Organization Mission

    Special Olympics unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports everyday in Hawai'i. Through work in sports, health education and community building, Special Olympics is addressing inactivity, injustice, intolerance and social isolation by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities which leads to a more welcoming and inclusive society.

    Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Hawai'i Special Olympics movement has grown from a handful of athletes to more than 3,900 athletes across the state. With the support of more than 8,500 coaches and volunteers, Special Olympics is able to deliver nine Olympic-type sports and more than 40 competitions throughout the year. There is never a fee for any athlete or family to participate in Special Olympics programs. For more information visit Special Olympics Hawai'i at or engage with us on Facebook at; Twitter at; YouTube at; and Instagram @SOHawaii.


    Rating Information


    This charity's score is 87%, earning it a Three-Star rating. If this organization aligns with your passions and values, you can give with confidence.

    This overall score is calculated entirely from a single beacon score, weighted as follows: 100% Accountability & Finance. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

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     Important note on the timeliness of ratings

    The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Accountability & Finance score for Special Olympics Hawaii is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations. Please check with the charity directly for any questions you may have.

    Rating Report

    • Impact & Results
    • Accountability & Finance
    • Culture & Community
    • Leadership & Adaptability
    Accountability & Finance
    Impact & ResultsAccountability & FinanceCulture & CommunityLeadership & Adaptability


    Accountability & Finance


    Special Olympics Hawaii has earned a 87% for the Accountability & Finance beacon. See the metrics below for more information.

    This beacon provides an assessment of a charity's financial health (financial efficiency, sustainability, and trustworthiness) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.

    This Accountability & Finance score represents IRS Form 990 data up until FY 2020, which is the most recent Form 990 currently available to us. 

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    Accountability and Transparency
    ...Full Credit
    ...Partial Credit
    ...No Credit
    ...Not Applicable

    Financial Metrics
    ...Full Credit
    ...Partial Credit
    ...No Credit
    ...Not Applicable
    ...Liabilities to Assets Ratio - 6.20% - 10/10 pts
    ...Working Capital Ratio - 2.79 years - 10/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Efficiency - $0.11 - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Administrative Expense Ratio - 12.50% - 10/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Expense Ratio - 13.80% - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Ratio - 73.50% - 6.71/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Growth - -15.87% - 0/10 pts

    Additional Information

    Total Revenue and Expenses - Data Available
    Salary of Key Persons - Data Available
    IRS Published Data (Business Master File) - Data Available
    Data Sources (IRS Forms 990) - Data Available

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