Grants

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

The Maui Humane Society has been selected by Mutt Nation Foundation as a grant recipient of the “Mutts Across America: 50 States/50 Shelters,” and has received a check in the amount of $3,000. Mutt Nation Foundation is a nonprofit organization, co-founded by Grammy-winning country singer-songwriter Miranda Lambert and her mother, Bev Lambert, and was born out of their deep-rooted love for animals. Because Mutt Nation does not operate its own shelter, they place a very high value on well-run shelters across the country. Maui Humane Society has been chosen as one of the 50 top shelters in 2018.

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Maui Family Support Services Inc. has received a $30,000 grant from Hawaii Community Foundation through its FLEX Grants Program.

FLEX was created to provide unrestricted funding to high-performing nonprofits across the state. The FLEX grant is a partnership of many funds. The grant awarded to Maui Family Support Services is from the Jean I. Fennimore Fund and Reverend Takie Okumura Family Fund.

The funds will support general operating expenses that will help the agency further its mission. Maui Family Support Services is a private, nonprofit agency incorporated in 1980 to provide early-childhood development services to families on Maui.

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Grow Some Good is the most recent beneficiary of Ohana Fuels ‘Fuel Up. Do Good.’ program, in which Ohana Fuels partners with nonprofit organizations that serve the needs of the local community and donates a portion of every gallon of gasoline purchased at all Ohana Fuels stations in that community. A portion of all fourth-quarter sales in 2017 at all Maui Ohana Fuels locations in the amount of $7,376.43 was donated to Grow Some Good.

“At Ohana Fuels we are proud to support local nonprofit organizations through our ‘Fuel Up. Do Good.’ community giving program,” said Kimo Haynes, president of Hawaii Petroleum. “We’re very appreciative of this donation from Ohaha Fuels,” said Kathy Becklin, executive director of Grow Some Good. “These funds will help us continue to provide classes for the 4,500 students that participate in our programs each year.”

Grow Some Good supports school gardens at 11 school campuses across Maui, with 4,500 students participating in the program each year.

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The Amphion Foundation Inc. recently awarded Ebb & Flow Arts a first-time grant of $3,000. E&FA is the only nonprofit organization in Hawaii to receive funds from Amphion Foundation, according to an announcement.

The foundation was established to encourage the performance of contemporary concert music through support to performing and presenting organizations that have demonstrated sustained artistic excellence, in addition to service organizations.

“We are proud to receive support from Amphion Foundation,” said Ebb & Flow Arts Executive Director Robert Pollock.

Ebb & Flow Arts presens modern music and multimedia events. It was founded in 1999 by composer/pianist Pollock. It aims to build bridges between the arts and connect artistic expressions and cultures.

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