Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows:

* Ohana Fuels, a brand of Maui Petroleum Inc., donated $3,295 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui.

* Several local businesses made cash donations to sponsor the 20th annual Ha’iku Ho’olaule’a & Flower Festival on April 20. Upcountry Fitness was the Stage Sponsor at the $5,000 level. In addition, Alexander & Baldwin was the $2,500 Keiki Zone Sponsor for the event’s area dedicated to the children in attendance. Community Partners Maui Electric Co. and the Cynthia L. and William E. Simon Jr. Foundation also contributed $500 each to make the event possible.

* Eleven health programs and community organizations in Hawaii received support from the HMSA Foundation in the fourth quarter of 2012 through $668,800 in grants. On Maui, the University of Hawaii Maui College received $100,000 for The Oral Health for Native Hawaiian Prenatal Mothers and Children program.

Hawaii Health Systems Foundation – The Statewide Palliative and Hospice Care Training Program received $130,000. This project will focus on four hospitals, one of which is Kula Hospital. The grant will help provide high-quality care to palliative care patients and their families.

* The Morgan Stanley Foundation donated $2,000 to the J. Walter Cameron Center.

* The Great Aloha Run presented Mayor Alan Arakawa with a check in the amount of $3,500, which he could then donate to the charity of his choice. Arakawa selected the American Heart Association and presented the check to local organizers at the opening of the 15th annual Maui Heart Walk and Health Fair at Keopuolani Park.

* The Kiwanis Club of Kahului donated $1,000 to Pomaikai Elementary School to help purchase window coverings for the first-floor classrooms. The school is trying to raise $20,000 to protect students if a lockdown should occur.

* Aloha Sheet Metal donated $500 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui in support of the organization’s 50th anniversary in Hawaii.


Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows:

* The Community Clinic of Maui, doing business as Malama I Ke Ola Health Center, received grants totaling $8,000 from the Alexander & Baldwin Foundation, Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc.

and Hawaiian Tug & Barge/Young Brothers Ltd. Foundations. The three charitable foundations have provided funds to provide low-energy electronically controlled automatic swing mechanisms for doors at the clinic’s main location in Wailuku, in order to improve accessibility for those the clinic serves.

Malama I Ke Ola Health Center has been providing affordable medical, mental health and dental care, as well other services to support to Maui’s growing population of uninsured and underinsured individuals, since 1993.

For this project, HEI provided $5,000, the A&B Foundation $2,000, and HTB/YB a $1,000 community grant. The funds will allow modifications to two existing doors.

* Christ the King Child Development Center (previously known as Christ the King Preschool) in Kahului was the recipient of a $15,000 grant from the Samuel N. and Mary Castle Foundation. The funds were used in the development of additional play area due to the expansion of the preschool.

* The Blood Bank of Hawaii received $1,750 and 87 pints of blood at a charitable blood drive hosted by Monsanto’s Maui employees Feb. 21.

Of the Monsanto employees and community members who turned out for the drive, 38 were first-time blood donors. In addition to hosting the blood drive, Monsanto’s employees also presented a $1,750 grant to the Blood Bank of Hawaii to further its life-saving mission.