Frequently Asked Questions:

Can my project apply for a non-fiscal sponsorship through PEF?

If your project supports our mission "to promote the discovery of, and caring for, our wealth of natural resources" then we would love to hear from you. Please contact us and let's talk!

What is a non-profit fiscal sponsor?

With a fiscal sponsor, a project can focus on their cause without the paperwork, red tape, and burden of running and managing a non-profit. PEF handles the accounting, insurance, acts as custodian of funds, and more. Read more about fiscal sponsorship at the National Network of Fiscal Sponsors website.

How much does PEF charge each project?

PEF assesses an administrative fee of 7% of each project's gross revenue for the services and support we provide.  

Are donations to my project shared by other PEF projects?

If someone makes a donation to your project, then that tax-deductible donation is designated for your project only.

How can I volunteer?

Our Annual Kahuna Kapuna Surf Contest is currently looking for volunteers. If interested, please send an e-mail to

Can I become a member?

Please contact us. We would love to have you join!