Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows:
* The Community Clinic of Maui, doing business as Malama I Ke Ola Health Center, received grants totaling $8,000 from the Alexander & Baldwin Foundation, Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc.
and Hawaiian Tug & Barge/Young Brothers Ltd. Foundations. The three charitable foundations have provided funds to provide low-energy electronically controlled automatic swing mechanisms for doors at the clinic's main location in Wailuku, in order to improve accessibility for those the clinic serves.
Malama I Ke Ola Health Center has been providing affordable medical, mental health and dental care, as well other services to support to Maui's growing population of uninsured and underinsured individuals, since 1993.
For this project, HEI provided $5,000, the A&B Foundation $2,000, and HTB/YB a $1,000 community grant. The funds will allow modifications to two existing doors.
* Christ the King Child Development Center (previously known as Christ the King Preschool) in Kahului was the recipient of a $15,000 grant from the Samuel N. and Mary Castle Foundation. The funds were used in the development of additional play area due to the expansion of the preschool.
* The Blood Bank of Hawaii received $1,750 and 87 pints of blood at a charitable blood drive hosted by Monsanto's Maui employees Feb. 21.
Of the Monsanto employees and community members who turned out for the drive, 38 were first-time blood donors. In addition to hosting the blood drive, Monsanto's employees also presented a $1,750 grant to the Blood Bank of Hawaii to further its life-saving mission.