Governance and Oversight
Crime Stoppers Honolulu, Inc. is governed by its Board of Directors, made up of 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 most recent fiscal year 92 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. The remaining expenditures were spent on management and general (i.e. overhead) and fundraising. Management and general include tax return preparation, legal, insurance, license & fees, and maintaining our PO box. Fundraising activities are necessary 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.
The following Form W-9 certifies our taxpayer identification number, for federal tax purposes.