What We do

Non-profit Organizations

Non-profit organizations play a vital role in Hawaii and the broader world. At Candela Law Group, we have a special place in our hearts for those that want to give back to our community. We are constantly amazed by and so thankful for the generosity of those around us and the dedication of so many to bring life-giving and fruitful change to our islands.

But these efforts are not easy. Running a non-profit organization requires governing it in accordance with the law, knowing a LOT about the Internal Revenue Code, proper and effective fundraising, and keeping a watchful eye for conflicts of interest, improper private benefits, and other legal and financial pitfalls. And we haven’t even mentioned the challenges of your mission itself! Candela is here to help with:

  • Forming a non-profit organization;

  • Structuring its Bylaws, policies, and other governance documents;

  • Assisting with governance procedures and forms;

  • Grant writing and strategy related to fundraising;

  • Advising and auditing organizations regarding legal compliance with the Hawai‘i Nonprofit Corporations Act and the Internal Revenue Code;

  • Structuring fiscal sponsorship arrangements; and

  • Obtaining a determination that the organization is exempt from income taxation under Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code.

If you have a desire to give back to our islands, we have an equal desire to help you do it.

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