Hawaii Fundraising Licensing

Resources for charities, businesses, professional fundraisers, and individuals conducting charitable solicitation activities
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Below, you'll find licensing requirements for a range of fundraising activities. At a glance, you can see requirements, fees, filing instructions, and links to forms for everything from charitable gaming and cause marketing to professional fundraisers and charitable gift annuities.

Make sure your fundraising activities meet the unique requirements of each jurisdiction where you’re soliciting. Feel free to explore, bookmark, and share!

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Company Licenses

Hawaii Nonprofit & Fundraising Company Licenses

Hawaii Charitable Gaming License

Not required



Hawaii statutes do not currently provide for any charitable gaming activites.

Hawaii Charitable Gift Annuity Registration

Agency:Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs - Insurance Division
Law:

HI Stat. § 431:1-204

Organization Age Requirement: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Minimum Unrestricted Cash or Cash Equivalent Requirement: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

Agency Fee:

$0

Notes:

Hawaii requires charities to apply for a permit to receive exemption from state insurance laws. There is no form, but the charity should submit proof that it meets the requirements for exemption as well as sample annuity agreements. To qualify organizations must be registered with the attorney general and maintain a separated reserve account for annuity funds.

Registration Renewal

Not required



Charities must continue filing renewals with the attorney general, but no separate renewal filings are required for exemption permits.

Hawaii Charity Registration

Agency:Hawaii Tax and Charities Division
Law:

Hawaii Revised Statutes § 467B-2.1

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required? ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

One-Time Exemption Registration

Exemption Eligible Organizations: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$0

Original Ink: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:

Exemptions do not expire as long as the organization continues to qualify under the exemption criteria.

Initial Registration

Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$0

Notes:
  • Two authorized directors of officers must sign online by obtaining their own login IDs.
  • Some Hawaii counties and municipalities may require charities that solicit in-person to register prior to fundraising.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$10-750, depending on annual gross revenue

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Penalties: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Change of Fiscal Year

Notes:

Email ATG.Charities@hawaii.gov to update fiscal year. You will then need to file the short year in the efile990.org system.

Hawaii Commercial Co-Venturer Registration

Not required



Hawaii does not have a traditional registration requirement for commercial co-venturers, but they may need to file a written consent form at least 10 days before a fundraising event.

More information: Hawaii Tax and Charities Division

Registration Not Required

Not required



Contract Filing

Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$0

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Original Ink: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Hawaii Professional Fundraising Counsel Registration

Agency:Hawaii Tax and Charities Division

Initial Registration

Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$250

Registration Renewal

Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$250

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Hawaii Professional Solicitor Registration

Agency:Hawaii Tax and Charities Division
Bond Requirements: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$250

Registration Renewal

Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$250

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Financial Reporting

Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Individual Licenses

Hawaii Individual Nonprofit & Fundraising Licenses

Hawaii Individual Professional Fundraiser Registration

Not required



Solicitors who are not employed by a professional fundraising firm but operate independently may be required to register. Employees of professional fundraising firms are generally not required to register as an individual solicitor in Hawaii.

Registration Not Required

Not required



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