Governance and Oversight
Crime Stoppers Honolulu, Inc. is governed by its Board of Directors, made up of about 15-20 unpaid volunteers. Crime Stoppers Honolulu, Inc. does not pay a salary or any other form of compensation to its Board of Directors. The Board of Directors hold monthly meetings to review the program's operations.
The Board of Directors has also implemented policies related to appropriate conduct, conflicts of interest, whistleblower, and document retention. Directors are prohibited from using the program for political activities, and are also prohibited from conducting transactions that would result in a conflict of interest.
We are a nonprofit corporation and rely on donations and fundraising to finance our operations. Your donations are important, and we deeply appreciate your support.
All donations received by Crime Stoppers Honolulu, Inc. are spent for the benefit of the community. In our last fiscal year 94.3 percent of our expenditures were spent on program activities (i.e. operations). Program activities include paying out tip reward payments, operating our tip messaging service, promoting our services to the public, maintaining our website, processing tip information received, training, and equipment and supplies. 4.4 percent of our expenditures were for management and general (i.e. overhead). Management and general include tax return preparation, insurance, license & fees, and maintaining our PO box. The remaining 1.3 percent of our expenditures were for fundraising activities, to help pay for our operations. We strive to manage our funds wisely and prudently.
We file annual tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service, and operate on a fiscal year ending on June 30. The following are our tax returns from past years.
IRS Form W-9
The following IRS Form W-9 certifies our taxpayer identification number, for federal tax purposes.