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

* Family Life Center has received a $3,000 grant from the Friends of Hawaii Charities to purchase produce/food to be used in meal service for clients at the shelter. The agency provides shelter and meals for as many as 50 people per night. Clients of all ages receive a hot meal at night and breakfast in the morning. In addition, children receive healthy snacks.

* Maui Electric Co. has awarded $10,000 to Maui’s Malama Family Recovery Center to help the nonprofit upgrade its transportation capacity. Malama Family Recovery Center provides comprehensive substance abuse and mental health services for women and children through education, prevention, treatment and referral in a safe environment.

* In celebration of its 19th anniversary, Hula Grill Ka’anapali recently donated more than $11,500 to five local nonprofit organizations as part of the restaurant’s Legacy of Aloha program, which supports local and national organizations through a Chef’s Tasting Menu, special events and employee donations. Beneficiaries were the Lahainaluna Scholarship Foundation, Future Farmers of America, Habitat for Humanity Maui, Hawaii Islands Land Trust and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.

The following Legacy of Aloha donations were provided:

Lahainaluna Scholarship Foundation received a check for $1,000.

Future Farmers of America received $5,032.

Habitat for Humanity of Maui received $2,000.

Hawaii Islands Land Trust received $2,000.

The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation was presented with $1,549.

* Maui Academy of Performing Arts received a donation of $5,000 from the Bank of Hawaii. This donation continues the Bank of Hawaii’s support of MAPA’s School Partnership Programs: Educational Theatre Tours and Voices.

MAPA’s Educational Theatre Tours have been bringing professional productions to schools statewide for more than 30 years.

The Voices program sends teaching artists into elementary school classrooms to teach literacy skills through drama.

These programs reach more than 40,000 schoolchildren each year, according to a news release.


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

The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association purchased an all-terrain vehicle from Cycle City Maui on June 18 and presented it to the Maui Police Department’s Kihei district. The ATV will be used to patrol the shoreline from Makena to Maalaea. On hand to receive the new ATV were Capt. Tivoli S. Faaumu, Sgt. Tod Wong and Officer Ryan Ehlers from the Kihei district.

* * *

Duke’s Beach House has presented Women Helping Women Maui with a donation of $1,632 as part of its Legacy of Aloha program.

Women Helping Women provides emergency shelter and programs for victims of domestic violence. A portion of the proceeds from Duke’s Tasting Menu during the months of April, May and June were donated.


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

* Bank of Hawaii donated $2,000 to the J. Walter Cameron Center in support of the center’s “A Time of Renewal” 40th anniversary 2013 fundraising efforts.

* The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui recently donated four Sony and Compaq computers to the newsroom of University of Hawaii Maui College’s new student newspaper, Ho’oulu. The donation is part of the resort’s Electronic Waste Diversion program, developed to keep electronics out of local landfills and redistribute equipment to worthy community organizations.

Ho’oulu, which means “to inspire,” is an independent, online student newspaper covering campus news, features and ideas at UH-MC. The newspaper, which is produced entirely by a staff of nine students, will transition to print when classes resume in August.

* Maui Economic Opportunity Inc. is the recipient of a $10,000 grant from AT&T.

MEO Youth Services will hold an educational and healthy activity camp called Camp HOPE Maui from July 21-24 at Camp Keanae for children exposed to high-risk behaviors.

“MEO is very fortunate to receive this funding which will be used to send 50 Maui County youth to Camp HOPE where they will have fun with educational activities, participate in team building, learn about high-risk behavior and alternative life skills. AT&T really helps us expand our services for the youth,” said MEO Chief Executive Officer Lyn McNeff.

* During the recent Kapalua Wine & Food Festival, Pineapple Grill Restaurant hosted a Celebrity Chef Dinner that raised $6,500 to support Maui Preparatory Academy. The funds will go toward student financial aid at the Napili school.

* The Bailey House Museum student internship program received a $3,500 grant from Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. HC&S has been funding the high school internship program since 2007. Named after a past trustee of the Maui Historical Society, the program is called “The Alexa Kahui HC&S High School Internship.”

* Bank of Hawaii Foundation announced the recipients of this year’s Bank of Hawaii Mike Lyons Maui Community Award. Seabury Hall received $15,000. AKAKU Maui County Community Television and The Maui Farm Inc. were each awarded $5,000. The checks were presented at a special reception held at The Maui Arts & Cultural Center on June 19.

* The Pa’ia Youth & Cultural Center has received $3,000 from The Will Smith Foundation to support its life skills program. The Will Smith Foundation is dedicated to researching, assessing, funding and monitoring exceptional children’s charities. The foundation was created in honor and memory of 8-year-old Will Smith, who was killed in a car accident on Maui on June 3, 2007.

* The Daniel K. Inouye Memorial Fund has provided $16,000 in grants to Maui County organizations.

Fund officials did not have a breakdown of how much each organization received, but the groups getting grants included: the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, the Maui Economic Development Board, the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center and Ka ‘Ohana O Kalaupapa.

The Maui County organizations were among organizations statewide that received more than $100,000 from the fund’s first set of grant awards. The fund was set up to honor the legacy of the late U.S. senator, who died Dec. 17.