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.
HIMELE is dependent upon the following sources to help fund its activities:
The sponsors listed here help support all of our festivals statewide. Sponsors designating their support for individual festivals are acknowledged separately on that festival's website.
The Hawaii Tourism Authority provides support for festivals on Kaua'i, Maui and Hawai'i Island. All festivals are also supported in part by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawaii and by the National Endowment for the Arts. Hawaiian Airlines provides air travel support to our festivals on Kaua'i, Maui and/or Hawai'i Island.
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.
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.