Tax & Charities Division, Hawaii Attorney General
registered with the State of Hawaii
All charitable organizations must register in the State of Hawaii with the Attorney General's
office if they solicit funds unless covered by an exemption in the law.
To apply for exemption from registration, complete & submit the following form.
Charitable Organization Information
Type of Exemption
The applicant must submit substantiation that the applicant is a "church",
an integrated auxiliary of a church, or nondenominational ministries,
interdenominational and ecumenical organizations, and other entities whose principal
purpose is the study or advancement of religion. If the applicant is neither
a church nor integrated auxiliary, please submit a copy of your IRS determination
letter with this application. Please consult IRS Publication No. 1828 for guidance
on religious corporations and organizations exempt from taxation.
You must attach the IRS Exemption Ruling Letter. (PDF only)
WARNING: All files that are uploaded will be available for the public to view in the Attorney General’s Hawaii Charities database.
You must attach articles of incorporation and bylaws.
Optional Upload: What's this for?
Any organization exempt from taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code expressly authorized by, and having an established identity with, an educational institution that is licensed or accredited by any of the following organizations or their successor organizations, provided that the organization's solicitation of contributions is primarily directed to the students, alumni, faculty, and trustees of the educational institution and their respective families.
Is the organization’s solicitation of contributions primarily directed to the students, alumni, faculty, and trustees of the institutions and their respective families?
You are required to provide your license number and the state of issuance if claiming this exemption.
You must provide evidence that your organization normally receives less than $25,000 annually
in contributions such as the Forms 990, or 990EZ or other documentation that states
the amount of contributions your organization received for each of the immediate preceding 3 years.
Upload proof of annual contributions. Accepted formats: doc/docx, xls/xlsx, PDF
Does your organization compensate any professional solicitor or professional fundraising counsel?
I hereby certify under penalty provided by section 710-1063, Hawaii Revised Statutes
(unsworn falsification to government authority) that I am authorized to submit this application
for exemption on behalf of this organization to the Department of the Attorney General,
State of Hawaii and the statements set forth herein are true and correct.
You have successfully submitted the Application for Recognition of Exemption from the Registration under Hawaii's Charitable Solicitation Law.
The Hawaii Office of the Attorney General Tax & Charities Division will review your application and you will receive an email notification when their review is complete.
Do you really want to cancel this application?
Based on your answer, your organization does not qualify for this exemption category.