Individual Giving

Iolani Palace is a powerful symbol of Hawaii's past and its future. It is the mission of The Friends of Iolani Palace to preserve, restore, and protect this wahi pana (celebrated place) for local residents and people from around the world. By sharing, we perpetuate the history of the Hawaiian kingdom through this living restoration known as Iolani Palace. In these challenging economic times, your support is more important than ever. We'd like to ask that you please consider a generous gift to the Palace. Your contribution will ensure continuation of the education, conservation, and preservation projects to which we are deeply committed. We extend our most heartfelt thanks to you for your kakoo (support) and aloha.

With our sincerest mahalo,

Pono Shim, Board President, and Paula Akana, Executive Director

Aloha Kakou!

We appreciate your kokua and gratefully acknowledge the generous support that members and friends in the community have provided over the years. We hope you will consider a gift today to help perpetuate this powerful symbol of Hawaii's history and culture. Your gift is tax deductible and can be applied to a variety of areas:

  • Preservation and conservation of valuable historic objects and artifacts
  • Maintenance and repair of Iolani Palace, The Barracks, and other historic buildings on the premises
  • Creation and implementation of programs
  • Development of educational classes and opportunities
  • Aid in the search for and acquisition of original objects to refurnish the Palace.

Please contact the Palace Director of Development for additional information.

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Types Of Gifts

Philanthropic support of caring individuals through bequests, trusts, and other planned giving has been important for the support of Iolani Palace.

Donors have the options to give the following types of donations:

Unrestricted Gifts

Unrestricted gifts provide critical support for daily operation and maintenance of the royal residence that is so vital to our work in historic preservation, education, and conservation.

Restricted Gifts

Donors with a particular interest in the Palace are encouraged to make a targeted gift. Donations can be specified toward a range of options, including the Palace's acquisitions fund, educational projects, new Gallery exhibits, and more.

Tributes/Memorial Gifts

Honor that special person with a tribute or memorial gift in recognition of their special love of Hawaiian history or culture. Your contribution will be acknowledged on Iolani Palace donor lists and to the honoree or their family.

Increase the Gift with an Employer's Match

Check with your Human Resources department to find out if your employer has a matching gift policy. If they do, they will usually provide you with a Matching Gift Form or other form to submit with your donation to Iolani Palace.

Gifts of Appreciated Property or Stock and Planned Giving

Giving appreciated assets may enable you to avoid paying capital gains taxes while simultaneously getting a tax deduction and helping The Friends of Iolani Palace, EIN: 99-0115665.