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Hawaii Community Foundation

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four stars

92.81

827 Fort Street Mall Honolulu, HI 96813
tel: (888) 731-3863   Web Site
EIN: 99-0261283

Board Leadership
Peter Ho
Chair

CEO
Micah Kane
President & Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.81 four stars
  Financial 90.66 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1916, the Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF) is one of the oldest community foundations in the United States. The HCF is a public, statewide, charitable services and grant making organization supported by donor contributions for the benefit of Hawaii's people. HCF helps people make a difference by inspiring the spirit of giving and by investing in people and solutions to benefit every island community. HCF ranks among the top 40 largest community foundations out of 600 across the nation, and we distribute more than $30 million in grants each year.

Established in 1916, the Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF) is one of the oldest community foundations in the United States. The HCF is a public, statewide, charitable services and grant making organization supported by donor contributions for the benefit of Hawaii's people. HCF helps people make a difference by inspiring the spirit of giving and by investing in people and solutions to benefit every island community. HCF ranks among the top 40 largest community foundations out of 600 across the nation, and we distribute more than $30 million in grants each year.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Number of households that obtain/retain permanent housing for at least 6 months
789
Number of youth who demonstrate that their school attendance has improved
330
Number of high performing nonprofits supported with unrestricted funding
189
Number of conference attendees
2,250
Number of participants who report substantially less smoking at the end of the program
2,000
Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded
6,000,000
Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance
1,277
Total dollar amount of grants awarded
59,000,000
This impact information is current as of September 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

90.66

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
84.3%
  Administrative Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 11.66
  Program Expenses Growth 10.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Hawaii Community Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Hawaii Community Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hawaii Community Foundation (HI) 92.81 four stars
Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation (NV) 96.78 four stars
Communities Foundation of Texas (TX) 89.16 three stars
Central New York Community Foundation (NY) 97.89 four stars
The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida (FL) 93.74 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $37,022,906
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $2,941,176
   Government Grants $1,932,733
Total Contributions $41,896,815
   Program Service Revenue $1,255,976
Total Primary Revenue $43,152,791
   Other Revenue $11,897,238
TOTAL REVENUE $55,050,029
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $47,659,172
   Administrative Expenses $3,402,122
   Fundraising Expenses $4,134,778
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $55,196,072
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-146,043
   
Net Assets $556,740,777

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Grantmaking $46,829,108 98.3%
Grant Evaluation and Grant Management Services $830,064 1.7%

Ratings History
Hawaii Community Foundation has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 05/01/2019 92.81 four stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 90.23 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 88.51 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.36 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 87.28 three stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 88.25 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 85.91 three stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 90.39 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 91.45 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 94.99 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 96.53 four stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 97.47 four stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 93.33 four stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 98.99 four stars
2005-12 05/01/2007 95.57 four stars
2004-12 04/01/2006 88.92 three stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 84.77 three stars
2002-12 05/01/2004 88.39 three stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 86.49 three stars
2000-12 10/15/2002 79.56 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 99-0261283
Name in IRS Master File HAWAII COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
NTEE Code T31
NTEE Classification Community Foundations
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date July, 1996
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$268,384 0.48% Micah Kane Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$327,960 0.59% Kelvin H. Taketa Former Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hawaii Community Foundation (HI) 92.81 four stars
The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia (VA) 92.25 four stars
Baton Rouge Area Foundation (LA) 91.95 four stars
The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta (GA) 90.99 four stars
Central New York Community Foundation (NY) 97.89 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Hawaii Community Foundation
827 Fort Street Mall
Honolulu, HI 96813
tel: (888) 731-3863
fax: (808) 521-6286
EIN: 99-0261283

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Board Leadership

Peter Ho
Chair

CEO

Micah Kane
President & Chief Executive Officer

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