Support the Press

Support the Press

A gift to University of Hawai‘i Press is a gift to scholarship.

Since 1947, we have been committed to the advancement of knowledge through the publication of peer-reviewed books and journals of exceptional merit.

Moreover, we are a self-supporting, nonprofit operation. The income we receive from book purchases and journals subscriptions supports the production of the next UH Press manuscript or digital publication.

We invite you to consider a tax-deductible donation to help us continue our scholarship for decades to come. Please read below for the many ways to give through our fundraising organization, the University of Hawai‘i Foundation.*

We’re also open to your good ideas. If you or your organization is interested in partnering with UH Press, please click here to Contact Us.

Ways to Give

Make a Gift Online

Donate to the UH Press Revolving Fund online by clicking the button below:

Give by Mail

  1. Complete a Pledge Form or write a letter specifying how you wish to support UH Press (See UH Press Funds)
  2. Make your check payable to the University of Hawai‘i Foundation
  3. Mail your donation to:

University of Hawaiʻi Foundation
Attn: UH Press Fund
P.O. Box 11270
Honolulu, HI 96828-0270

Give by Phone

Call the UH Foundation at 1-866-846-4262 (toll-free) or 808-956-8849 (Hawai‘i) and specify that you wish to support UH Press. Please have your credit card ready for payment.

Matching Gifts

Does your company offer a matching gift program for employee contributions? Matching gifts are an excellent way to increase the value of your UH Press donation at no additional cost to you. If your company has a matching gift policy, please contact your Human Resources department to obtain your matching gift form.

The EIN Tax ID number for UH Press is 99-6000 354.

Payroll Deductions

UH faculty and staff may make regular gifts through payroll deduction to support UH Press or other UH initiatives they care about. By completing the Salary Assignment D-60 Form, you can easily set up an automatic deduction and help the UH students, programs, research and initiatives of your choice. Please contact your Human Resources representative for more information.


UH Press Revolving Fund (120-2890-4)

The UH Press Revolving Fund is a general fund to support University of Hawai‘i Press in its advancement of knowledge through the dissemination of scholarship. Gifts to this fund may subsidize any area of operations, as determined by the UH Press director and/or as designated by the donor. Click here to read our Mission Statement.

UH Press Digitization Fund

The UH Press Digitization Fund shows support for the digitization and dissemination of books and journals, including but not limited to the acquisition of open-access rights, creation of electronic publications, and the wide distribution of these publications on various electronic platforms.

UH Press Journals Fund

The UH Press Journals Fund subsidizes the publication costs for active UH Press journals in need of additional financial support. Funding benefits various operational costs including but not limited to editing services, typography and composition, cover design, print production, shipping, digital archives, and copyright fees. Click here to browse our Journals.

Maurice J. Sullivan & Family Fund for Asian & Pacific Publications

The Maurice J. Sullivan & Family Fund was established to support Asian and Pacific titles published by UH Press, with special priority given to publications written by University of Hawai‘i professors. Income from the proceeds from such publications will be returned to the fund. Click here to see titles supported by the Sullivan Fund.

Pacific Island Monograph Series Fund (120-7330-4)

Gifts to this fund subsidize the Pacific Island Monograph Series of books published by UH Press. Funding benefits various operational costs including but not limited to editing services, typography and composition, cover design, print production, shipping, digital archives, and copyright fees. Click here to browse titles published as part of the Pacific Island Monograph Series.



UH Press is grateful to the following individuals, organizations, and institutions for their generous contributions that benefit UH Press.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

In 2017, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded the University of Hawai‘i a $90,000 grant to digitize 100 out-of-print UH Press books for open access. The project is part of the Humanities Open Book Program, a joint initiative between the Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

Founded in 1969, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation endeavors to strengthen, promote, and, where necessary, defend the contributions of the humanities and the arts to human flourishing and to the well-being of diverse and democratic societies by supporting exemplary institutions of higher education and culture as they renew and provide access to an invaluable heritage of ambitious, path-breaking work. Additional information is available at

Click here to read the April 2017 press release announcement.

The Kajiyama Publications Fund for Japanese History, Culture and Literature

Established in 1988, the Kajiyama Publications Fund for Japanese History, Culture and Literature celebrates the lifelong commitment of Kajiyama Toshiyuki and Kajiyama Minae to the study of both Hawai’i and Japan. The $100,000 endowment is housed in the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Department of History in the College of Arts and Humanities.

The Kajiyama Publications Fund supports the publication of educational and scholarly materials relating to Japanese history, culture, and literature. The fund may also include publication of works concerning Asia and the Pacific Rim, particularly as they relate to Japan.

*A small portion of all gifts to the University of Hawaiʻi Foundation is used to defray the cost of administering and raising private funds for the University of Hawaiʻi.