Ways to Give

Your gift directly supports innovative and thoughtful public humanities programming and resources in Hawaiʻi.

Make a Donation

Through participating in diverse public humanities programs and creating accessible community resources, we practice empathy and understanding, and learn more about who we are and where we are going. We believe the humanities help us create connections and foster relationships that strengthen our island home.

Information about your donation

Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities is an independent non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation and is supported through private donations and grants. We are generously supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Your donation is tax deductible and will go a long way in helping us develop and implement new humanities initiatives and enhance existing ones like our Hawaiʻi History Day and Try Think community conversations.

Our donors are listed in our print and online annual report in thanks for their support. We are also happy to accept donations made in memory or in celebration of others. Please include a note with your donation if you have any of these requests.

If preferred, you can also mail a check donation, payable to Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities, to:

Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities
3599 Waiʻalae Avenue, Suite 25
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 96816

From November 2022 to October 2023, we’re celebrating our 50th Anniversary of working in the humanities communities of Hawaiʻi. We’re honoring our many connections—past and future. We are asking our supporters to donate this year in honor of a descendant or an ancestor.

Donate in Honor of an Ancestor or a Descendant
Give a stock gift

We are delighted that you want to make a gift of appreciated stock to the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities. A gift of stock provides significant benefits, including an immediate charitable deduction for the full market value of the stock and avoidance of capital gains taxes that would normally be due upon sale. Any long-term appreciated securities with unrealized gains (meaning they were purchased over a year ago, and have a current value greater than their original cost) may be donated and a tax deduction taken for the full fair market value of the securities.

To make your gift, please contact us with the following information to identify your gift.

Donor name, Broker, Broker contact info,
Name of company whose shares you are donating, Number of shares,
Transfer date

Our Contact Info:
Aiko Yamashiro
Phone: 808-732-5402      Fax: 808-732-5432

Be an advocate for Humanities

You can also support the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities by helping us bring our programs to your community. Contact your:

  • library
  • community center
  • school
  • historical society
  • museum

to contact us about our discussion programs. It is our mission to serve all of Hawaiʻi and we would be thrilled to collaborate with your community groups to support an innovative vibrant humanities network throughout the islands.

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