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Types of Gifts 

Give the way that works for you. 

We strive to make giving easy, so you can focus on making an impact. To that end, we accept a wide variety of gifts, from online credit cards to complex assets. We are a 501(c)(3), so all gifts to Hawai‘i Community Foundation are eligible for the full charitable deduction. Our EIN number is 99-0261283. 


Support any number of funds online today. From Catalyst, CHANGE Framework, and other HCF initiatives to donor advised, scholarship, or memorial funds, our funds reflect Hawai‘i’s diversity and the vibrancy of our communities.   

By Check

Cash is a simple and easy way to make a gift. Checks should be made payable to Hawai‘i Community Foundation. If the gift is for a specific fund, please write the fund name on the memo line or accompanying documentation. Learn more about gifts of cash.  

Please mail checks to: 

Hawai‘i Community Foundation 
827 Fort Street Mall 
Honolulu, HI 96813 

Cash Wire Transfer 

To receive cash wire transfer instructions, please email donorservices@hcf-hawaii.org or call (808) 566-5560. 

Stocks & Bonds 

Donating appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, is an easy and tax-effective way for you to make a gift to HCF. Learn more about gifts of stocks & bonds. 

Life Insurance 

If you have a life insurance policy that has outlasted its original purpose, consider making a gift of your insurance policy. For example, you may have purchased a policy to provide for minor children and they are now financially independent adults. Learn more about gifts of life insurance.    

Retirement Assets

Donating retirement assets such as a gift from your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension or other tax-deferred plan is often the best tax smart asset to leave to charity because they are so heavily taxed when left to heirs.  And if you are 72 years of age, you may benefit from giving your required retirement fund distribution directly to charity to reduce your taxes now. Learn more about this excellent way to make a gift.  

Real Estate  

Donating appreciated real estate, such as a home, vacation property, undeveloped land, farmland, ranch, or commercial property can make a great gift. We specialize in donations of complex assets, including real and personal property, privately held securities and business interest, cryptocurrency, and others. Learn more about gifts of real estate.  

Wills & Bequests

Testamentary and other planned gifts can extend your charitable legacy past your own lifetime.  Learn about bequests and estate and planned giving. You can find bequest language here.   

Connect with us. 

Do you have questions about the many options for making a gift? We have philanthropic advisors across the state who can help you.  Contact our island teams or our donor services department at 808-566-5560 or donorservices@hcf-hawaii.org.