keiki sponsorship

Inspiring the Ocean Stewards of Tomorrow

The look of wonder on a child’s face when he spies a whale for the first time; a youngster’s confidence blossoming as she explores a tide pool or peers through a microscope; students from myriad backgrounds learning from and with each other—these describe only a few of the positive outcomes when Maui schoolchildren experience rich and meaningful science-based adventures in the natural world.

Our Scholarships for Keiki programs help ensure that all children (“keiki” in Hawaiian) can enjoy outdoor environmental education programs regardless of their families’ financial situation. Scholarships are available for Ocean Camp, Keiki Whalewatch and various educational field trips and activities.

Your $8 donation sends one child on a whale watch. Donate $160 and send an entire class from a Title I school. If you gift $360, a youngster in need can attend Ocean Camp for an entire week. With your help, we can inspire the next generation of ocean protectors.

Legacy giving

Planned Giving

One of the most impactful ways you can support Pacific Whale Foundation is through a bequest in your will or Revocable Living Trust. While there’s no immediate out-of-pocket commitment, this generous gift ensures that our ocean conservation efforts continue for generations to come.

Set up your legacy gift today with FreeWill, a no-cost online tool that guides you through the will creation process in only 20 minutes. This complimentary service can be used in conjunction with an attorney to finalize your estate plans.

If you have already arranged to gift PWF in your will, please fill out the following form to let us know about your intentions.

Beneficiary Designations

For additional assets not covered in your will, including (but not limited to) 401ks, IRAs, life insurance policies and bank accounts, you must designate a beneficiary. If you would like to name Pacific Whale Foundation as your beneficiary, you can use this online tool to organize your accounts and establish beneficiaries.

Stock transfer

Transferring Appreciated Assets

Many donors prefer to make gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds, mutual funds or exchange-traded funds as a way to support Pacific Whale Foundation while maximizing potential tax benefits by redirecting taxes associated with capital gains.

If you would like to transfer your appreciated assets, you can:

Corporate Matching

Nonprofit Contributions Matched by Employer

A company or organization that matches employee contributions to nonprofits offers a painless way to increase the value of your gift. Simply provide your company’s matching gift form with your donation to Pacific Whale Foundation. You can mail your contribution and company’s matching gift form to:

Pacific Whale Foundation
Membership & Giving Department
300 Ma’alaea Road, Suite 211
Wailuku, HI 96793

Pacific Whale Foundation is a non-profit tax-exempt IRSC 501(c)(3) organization: federal tax ID number 99-0207417. Your donation is U.S. tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Thank you for your support.

Questions? Please call us toll-free at 808-249-8811 or email [email protected].