Grants

Na Hoaloha, the Maui nonprofit that helps kupuna to remain in their homes and improve their quality of life, received a $10,000 contribution from the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. The funds will go toward the Na Hoaloha transportation program, which provides homebound seniors with rides to medical appointments and shopping.

“We are extremely thankful for this recognition by Weinberg employee Gailene Wong,” said Na Hoaloha Executive Director Barry Gay. “Weinberg employees are tasked twice a year to recognize nonprofits involved with senior and housing issues, and having the chance to meet Gailene and hear the story of the Weinberg Foundation was a joy.”

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Alexander & Baldwin has awarded a $20,000 grant to the Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum in Puunene. The grant will provide support for the core programs and projects of the museum. The funds will be used toward the education program, marketing and community outreach programs.

Museum Director Roslyn Lightfoot said, “We are very appreciative of this award. Through Alexander & Baldwin’s generous support, we are able to continue providing valuable services to the community.”

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Hawaii State Federal Credit Union has awarded $20,000 in grants to 43 public school teachers through the 2017 Investing in Education program. For the first time, Hawaii State FCU awarded recipients from the islands of Lanai and Molokai, along with teachers on Oahu, Maui and Hawaii island.

Four teachers in Maui County public schools each received up to $500 in grant money, including Kahului Elementary School kindergarten teacher Carol Sakai, Kahului Elementary School 1st-grade teacher Wendy Shishido, Lanai Elementary & High School 4th-grade teacher Kahealani Tabucbuc, and Molokai High School (grades 9-12) teacher Tirana Roberts.

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The 26th annual East Maui Taro Festival has received a $6,000 grant from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 21 at the Hana Town Ballpark.

The East Maui Taro Festival Inc. is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, supported in part by the grant from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

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For the fourth year in a row, and in recognition of Maui Preparatory Academy as a high-performing nonprofit, the Robert E. Black Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation is providing Maui Prep with $45,000 in flexible funding for the 2017-18 academic year.

This funding supports Maui Prep’s efforts to expand student access to the academy and to deepen the school’s commitment to 21st century learning and college preparation.

These efforts include offering alternative transportation to students that expand the school’s geographic reach, tuition restructuring, and enrollment flexibility for the lower school.

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