Grants

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

American Savings Bank announced that in the first quarter of 2019, it donated $318,133 to 15 nonprofit organizations across the state. The majority of the funds were raised through ASB’s 2019 Kahiau Giving Campaign, an annual workplace giving program that benefits local community organizations.

Of that total, $10,000 was donated to Maui Youth and Family Services and $3,108 to Maui United Way.

“Our teammates truly showed the power of coming together around a good cause with a phenomenal 95 percent turnout for our 2019 Kahiau Giving Campaign,” said Rich Wacker, president and CEO of ASB. “These gifts further our continued support for these community-based organizations and the life-changing services they provide to the people of Hawaii.”

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Hui No Ke Ola Pono, Maui’s Native Hawaiian Health Care System, has announced it is an awardee of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs ‘Ahahui Grant in the amount of $6,000 for the second annual ‘Aha Mauliola — A Native Hawaiian Wellness Gathering from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 10 at the University of Hawaii Maui College campus, and is currently accepting vendor applications for participation by Native Hawaiian-focused and serving organizations.

‘Aha Mauliola is a community initiative established by HNKOP to explore the many ways traditional Hawaiian culture and practices can support and encourage health and wellness. The event brings together the Native Hawaiian and Maui community for keiki activities, cultural workshops, health screenings and speakers, free keiki dental services, entertainment, food, crafts and more, utilizing Native Hawaiian values, beliefs and practices to enhance lifestyle choices.

Native Hawaiian groups, organizations, resource vendors and cultural practitioners are invited to participate and provide outreach and share with the community their services and crafts. Applications are available and the deadline is July 12.

For more information and booth applications, call Lori Feiteira at 244-4647, ext. 6841.

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Maui Adult Day Care Centers, with five locations throughout Maui County, was the most recent beneficiary of the Ohana Fuels ‘Fuel up. Do Good.’ program. 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 first-quarter sales at all Ohana fuels locations in the amount of $6,312.64 was donated to Maui Adult Day Care Centers.

The money raised will support Maui Adult Day Care Centers activity and scholarship programs, according to a news release.

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The Office of Hawaiian Affairs awarded $5,000 to the Lana’i Academy of Performing Arts in support of its original stage production of the story of Kaulula’au. OHA’s ‘Ahahui Grant enables the academy to give three free performances of the original musical, “Day of Conquest” to the Lanai community.

The Lana’i Academy of Performing Arts is a nonprofit children’s theater program that provides a space for Lanai youth to grow and express their creative voices.

The play debuts Oct. 11 and will show for three consecutive nights at the Lana’i High & Elementary School cafeteria. Admission is free to the Lanai community.

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Maui Preparatory Academy has received one of the most significant gifts in the school’s 14-year history from former Board of Trustees President Scott Ralphs Shoemaker. The $250,000 gift will support the long-term sustainability of the school.

An entrepreneur, athlete, and philanthropist, Shoemaker is a long-time advocate for Maui Preparatory Academy. Shoemaker joined the Board of Trustees in 2001 when Maui Prep was still just a dream and remains active in every aspect of the school’s development. Shoemaker’s daughter Samantha Shoemaker is a Maui Prep alumnus.

“Scott Shoemaker has been committed to the mission and vision of Maui Preparatory Academy for over 14 years. He has been an unwavering advocate for our students and has supported a wide range of strategic initiates, critical to Maui Preparatory Academy’s long-term sustainability and the success of our students,” said Jim Bozich, current Board of Trustees president.