Foundations and entities that contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows:
* A&B Foundation awarded $20,000 to Alexander and Baldwin Sugar Museum to assist in the continuation of its educational program, collection management and exhibit programs.
The sugar museum celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Its educational program welcomes 2nd-graders to connect with Maui's sugar plantation past.
"The program provides essential learning tools that assist students in understanding Hawaii's plantation heritage and how it helped shape our current society," said museum Director Roslyn Lightfoot. "We are grateful to the A&B Foundation of their continued support to fund the bus subsidy for the educational program as well as provide financial support for other museum programs and projects."
* The Rotary Club of Lahaina donated $15,000 to the Maui Friends of the Library to cap its three-year campaign to fund improvements at Lahaina Public Library.
The interior restoration will begin soon and is estimated to take eight weeks, during which time the library will be closed. The final date of closing will be announced by the Hawaii Public Library System.
The restoration will include retiling the floor, purchasing new bookcases and tables, among other improvements. Local contractors are donating much of the labor involved, according to a news release.