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

On Oct. 18, Maui Ocean Center hosted the Taste of Kohola Brewery fundraising event that raised more than $3,000 to benefit the Maui Ocean Center Marine Institute and Maui’s Voyaging Society, Hui O Wa’a Kaulua. The event featured six Kohola Brewery craft beer, live entertainment by local musicians, and celestial navigation.

“Evening events at the aquarium are rare opportunities for residents and visitors to experience Maui Ocean Center in a different ambiance,” said Elyse Ditzel, director of marketing.

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The Maui Contractors Women’s Auxiliary has received a $1,000 Allstate Foundation Helping Hands Grant.

The money will be placed in MCWA’s general funds account and will be donated to individuals or nonprofit organizations. MCWA donates to Maui County organizations. Additionally, it assists individuals who may be having difficulty meeting medical or accommodation obligations, as well as providing turkeys to county families during the holidays.