Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows:
* The Fred Baldwin Memorial Foundation presented a $5,000 grant to Project YBEAM at Akaku: Maui Community Television.
The project teaches media skills to youths in the county.
* Ka Lima O Maui received a $3,315 donation from Ohana Fuels. Ohana Fuels contributes a portion of each fuel sale to a nonprofit entity providing services in the community on a quarterly basis.
Ka Lima O Maui, a nonprofit organization that helps find employment for people with disabilities, was selected as the beneficiary for Ohana Fuels sales from the first quarter of the year. The funds will be used to purchase equipment for its grounds crews that employ 50 people with disabilities.
* The March of Dimes Hawaii Chapter awarded a $20,000 grant to Malama Family Recovery Center to support the BabySAFE (Substance Abuse Free Environment) Program. The program works to reduce infant mortality and morbidity among high-risk substance-using women by intervening earlier in the pregnancy or before the pregnancy, increasing access to early prenatal care and preparing and referring women for substance abuse treatment.
MFRC is the only gender-specific treatment center in Maui County. The BabySAFE program began in 1992 but was shut down with a loss of state funding. Grants from the HMSA Foundation last year and the March of Dimes this year helped revive the program.
The grant is one of many that the March of Dimes awards in pursuit of its mission to prevent birth defects and infant mortality.
* The Hali’imaile Community Garden recently received a grant from Kitchen Gardener International’s Sow It Forward Grant Program. It received between $300 and $600 in seeds, books and money for gardening equipment and a subscription to Kitchen Gardeners International’s online interactive garden planner.
The grant was offered by Kitchen Gardeners International, a Maine-based nonprofit community of 30,000 people from 100 countries who are growing some of their own food and helping others do the same.