Please Support Us

In order to maximize our efforts to preserve and perpetuate Hawaiian music and culture, all events in Hawai‘i are free and open to the public. Funding for these events comes from awards, grants, and monetary and in-kind donations.

Support for HIMELE's festivals and educational programs comes from many sources including:

  • Public and private donations
  • Corporate and business donors
  • Resort properties
  • Shopping destinations
  • State of Hawai‘i agencies

These resort properties and tourism destinations have provided in-kind and event funding:

  • Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel | Lahaina, Hawai‘i
  • Courtyard Kaua‘i at Coconut Beach | Kapa‘a, Hawai‘i
  • Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach Resort | Kapa‘a, Hawai‘i
  • Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows | Waimea, Hawai‘i
  • Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection | Waimea, Hawai‘i
  • Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa | Keauhou, Hawai‘i
  • Outrigger Ka‘napali Beach Resort | Lahaina, Maui
  • Outrigger Kaua‘i Beach Resort and Spa | Lihue, Kaua‘i

  • Ka Makana Ali‘i Shopping Center | Kapolei, Hawai‘i
  • Windward Mall | Kane‘ohe, Hawai‘i
  • Kahala Mall | Honolulu, Hawai‘i
  • Royal Hawaiian Center | Honolulu, Hawai‘i
  • Outlets of Maui | Lahaina, Hawai‘i
  • Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center | Kahului, Hawai‘i
  • The Shops At Wailea | Wailea, Hawai‘i
  • Kukui Grove Center | Lihue, Hawai‘i

These agencies and foundations have provided funding and support:

  • Hawai‘i Tourism Community Enrichment Program (calendar 2017-2019)
  • Hawai‘i Tourism Kūkulu Ola Program (calendar 2020)
  • Hawai‘i Tourism Authority Kūkulu Ola Program (calendar 2022)
  • Funding for HIMELE events provided by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority through the Kūkulu Ola Program, administered by the Hawai‘i Community Foundation.
  • Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) (July, 2017 through June, 2019)
  • Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) (December, 2020 - present)
    HIMELE events are supported in part by the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA), through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawai‘i or grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
  • The Laurence H. Dorcy Hawaiian Foundation)
  • Commonwealth Charity Fund (December, 2021)
  • Hawaiian Airlines: air travel support to selected festivals
  • Cord International - Hana Ola Records: CD merchandise available for purchase at festivals
  • Foodland's annual Give Aloha Program
  • Facebook Fund Raising Campaigns including Giving Tuesday
  • John Pearse Strings: Steel guitar strings and accessories provided to NextGen steel guitarists

Hawaii Tourism Authority            Laurence H. Dorcy Foundation       John Pearse Strings

       Cord International       Commonwealth Charitable Fund       Hawaiian Airlines

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.

Thank you for supporting HIMELE

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!

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Our Supporters

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.

Supporters of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase and contributors to the Showcas'es "tip jar"are acknowledged separately. Major donors for each HIMELE-produced event are also listed on each event's respective website. The bottom of this page contains links to event websites.

Bronze Supporter

Silver Supporter - $100+

Gold Supporter - $500+

Platinum Supporter - $1,000+

Program Supporter

HIMELE appreciates the merchandies and other support of its programs from the following:

Breezy Ridge® Instruments, Ltd., and John Pearse® Strings

Supporters from Prior Years

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