We nailed it again, and more good news! The Hawaii Community Foundation has secured an additional $30,000 towards the campaign (their total commitment is now $50,000), and the Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association has increased their donation from $10,000 to $15,000. We're on track to giving Iolani Palace a $130,000 check. WOW! Mahalo NUI!!!!
Please continue to give. Every dollar will go directly to the Palace.
Exciting News! The Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association has just offered $10,000 to add to our matching campaign. This means every dollar donated will continue to be matched up to our new goal of $45,000.
Wow! You really answered the call. In just 12 hours you helped match our $15,000 commitment to support Iolani Palace.
Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF) has added $20,000 to our matching challenge.
This means every dollar you continue to give will now be matched by HCF, up to our new goal of $35,000.
With your kokua, we could soon be giving Iolani Palace a $70,000 check.
Mahalo nui for rising to this challenge to support Hawaii's most prized treasure.
The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) is rising to the challenge to support Iolani Palace during its time of need.
Through our charitable giving arm - Hawaiian Way Fund, CNHA will be matching every dollar donated towards this cause, up to $15,000, to the Friends of Iolani Palace.
Built in 1882 by King Kalakaua, Iolani Palace was the home of Hawaii's reigning monarchs until it was illegally overthrown in 1893. Iolani Palace is a living and breathing steeple of our history, people - and our resilience.
Friends of Iolani Palace depend heavily on donations and entry fees to support the maintenance and operation of the palace and its priceless artifacts.
On March 18, 2020 – along with businesses and organizations statewide, Iolani Palace was forced to shut its doors. Nearly all income was cut off. The palace is now struggling to keep the lights on and water running.
Please kokua where you can. Your $1 will instantly turn into $2.
Iolani Palace is managed and operated by the Friends of Iolani Palace, a federally recognized 501c3 non-profit organization, with a mission to preserve, restore, interpret, share and celebrate the cultural, historical, and spiritual qualities of the Palace and its grounds for the benefit of native Hawaiians, the people of Hawaii, and the world.
Friends of Iolani Palace depend heavily on donations and entry fees to support the maintenance and operations of the palace and its priceless artifacts.
On March 18, 2020 – Along with businesses and organizations statewide, Iolani Palace was forced to shut its doors, losing about $7,700 in daily revenue. Nearly half of palace employees were laid off and the palace is now struggling to keep the lights on and water running.
Every dollar you donate will be matched up to $15,000. 100% of funds raised will go directly to the Friends of Iolani Palace.