The Windward Retreat Center is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit. No money goes to salaries or staff. All contributions go to the overhead and maintenance of the center.
We ask individuals and groups using the center to make a suggested per night contribution. This contribution amount reflects what is needed to meet our obligations to the bank, utilities, insurance, maintenance etc. There is a cleaning fee of $170. Per stay that goes to an outside cleaning company and laundry service.
While Windward Retreat Center is a registered public charity with the IRS the suggested contribution rates are not a tax-deductible as you received the benefit of use of the center. Any contributions made above those amounts would be a charitable contribution and we will provide you with a letter for your taxes and our gratitude for helping us make the center viable.
We have yet to break even, but we are hopeful that as the center matures we will be able to meet our obligations and lower our suggested contributions to reflect our costs.
Non-profit groups in Hawaii doing positive work in our community please contact our director to discuss use of the center.