Friends of Hawaii Charities activates financial resources from the private sector and spirited volunteerism from the community, in concert with the extraordinary natural resources of the state, to produce sports and cultural events that generate funds for qualifying not-for-profit endeavors in Hawaii benefiting its women, children, youth, and needy, primarily in the areas of intervention, health and education.
Who We Are
The Friends of Hawaii Charities (Friends), a 501 ( c ) (3), was formed in 1998 as a result of the shared vision and collaboration of a group of Hawaii business and community leaders to generate needed funding for Hawaii’s charitable organizations that benefit women, children, youth, and needy.
The Friends’ principal fundraising event is the Sony Open in Hawaii PGA TOUR golf tournament. Through the charity partnership with The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc., the Friends have generated more than $17 million over the past 19 years benefiting over 350 Hawaii Charities.
Support Local Charities
- MAKE A DONATION through the Aloha for Hawaii Charities (AHC) program – YOU GIVE, WE GIVE MORE! 100% of your donation will be directed to your favorite participating charity plus the donation gets a bonus boost from the Sony Open in Hawaii through Friends of Hawaii Charities. Donation period: Mid-November 2017 – January 14, 2018 (4 pm HST). Donations will be accepted online at www.friendsofhawaii.org during the campaign.
- Make a Friends Club donation! Recommended minimum donations are $1,000 to receive gift packages with either a portion or 100% of your contribution being tax-deductible. Contributions made to The Friends Club are resources that are distributed to qualifying Hawaii charities after careful scrutiny and selection by the Friends of Hawaii Charities Distribution Committee. Your contribution may not be designated to a specific charity. Please email email@example.com for more information.