In order to maximize our efforts to preserve and perpetuate Hawaiian music and culture, we try to make all of our events free and open to the public. We do not charge admission so funding must come in the form of grants and both monetary and in-kind donations.
Support for HIMELE's festivals and educational programs comes from many sources including:
Funding provided by Hawai‘i State Foundation for Culture and the Arts (Fiscal 2018-2019), Hawai‘i Tourism Community Enrichment Program (calendar 2017-2019) and Hawai‘i Tourism Kūkulu Ola Program (calendar 2020). Hawaiian Airlines provides air travel support to selected festivals.
You, too, can support and help our efforts. Your contribution may be tax-deductible and will go a long way to support and perpetuate music education. If you'd like to help, you can make your cash donation by downloading our HIMELE Donation Form and mail the completed form with your designated donation to the address specified on the form. For your convenience, we also offer the convenience of PayPal so you can contribute using your credit card — even if you don't have a PayPal account. All PayPal donations are processed using HIMELE's PayPal account. Simply click on the downward arrow (∨) to select the amount you wish to donate and click on the "Donate" button.
HIMELE is a participant in Foodland's annual Give Aloha program. During the month of September, you can donate any amount at checkout to HIMELE by specifying our identification number 78858. Individual donation amounts of up to $249 will receive an additional amount donated by Foodland (estimated at approximately 10%). Please consider HIMELE when checking out at Foodland.
Your kokua is sincerely appreciated. Hawaii Institute for Music Enrichment and Learning Experiences is designated as a 501(c)(3) corporation under Internal Revenue Code section 170 and qualifies for tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers, or gifts under Section 2055, 2106 or 2522. Consult your tax accountant for your individual situation, and thank you in advance for your support!
Note: If you use your PayPal account to donate, you will be automatically returned to this website after your donation is processed. If you do not use your PayPal account, selecting the "Return to HIMELE" option will return you to this website.
While some of HIMELE's funding comes from grants, HIMELE also relies on financial contributions from businesses and individuals who believe in HIMELE's mission. HIMELE appreciates the help it receives from its supporters.