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

Na Hoaloha, a community-driven volunteer organization on Maui, was awarded a $15,000 grant from the HMSA Foundation to develop a falls-prevention program. The program will train volunteers and help them conduct home safety assessments, educate kapuna on how to prevent falls, and provide additional preventive measures to help seniors live safely in their homes.

Na Hoaloha helps homebound elders remain independent by providing transportation to medical appointments and to get medication and food. All services are provided by volunteers at no cost to the client. For more information about volunteering or the falls-prevention program, call 249-2545 on Maui or visit

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Maui Economic Opportunity Inc. received $8,385.30 from Hawaii Petroleum through its Ohana Fuels “Fuel Up. Do Good” community giving program.

Hawaii Petroleum partners with nonprofit organizations that serve the needs of the community by donating a portion of each purchase from every gallon of gasoline sold at an Ohana Fuels station in the community.

During an award presentation at MEO’s headquarters, CEO Lyn McNeff said, “We are grateful to Hawaii Petroleum for their support. They are wonderful community partners. This funding will allow us to assist clients who may otherwise be turned away. Grants are typically specific, dictating who qualifies and receives assistance. If the individual does not meet the funding source’s eligibility criteria, we can’t help. These funds will allow us to help the gap group who are in serious need of assistance.”