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Grants

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

The Pa’ia Youth Council Inc. doing business as the Pa’ia Youth & Cultural Center, received the following funds from the Hawai’i Community Foundation FLEX grants program:

• $15,000 from the Kosasa Family Fund of the Hawai’i Community Foundation.

• $20,000 from the Youth Matters Endowment Fund of the Hawai’i Community Foundation.

HCF launched the FLEX Grants program in 2013 to invest in nonprofits that embody good management and demonstrate high performance by providing them with a source of flexible unrestricted support.

These funds will enable the PYCC to continue to offer to its members life skills programs.

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Maui Food Bank was among four Hawaii food banks to receive $8,000 from the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation to address food insecurity throughout Hawaii. This year marks the fourth consecutive year the four food banks in Hawaii received donations from the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation, making the total support $96,000.

The donation is part of Enterprise’s Fill Your Tank, which launched in October 2016 to mark Enterprise’s 60th anniversary.

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The Hawaii Chapter of the American Resort Development Association recently donated $4,000 to the Wailuku branch of Ka Hale A Ke Ola. The comprehensive resource center provides emergency and transitional shelter, adult education and training, counseling, a primary care medical clinic and facilities for child care.

ARDA-Hawaii represents the vacation ownership and resort development industries in Hawaii and several of its members are located on Maui. “As an organization, we’re committed to giving back to the communities in which we live, work and play,” said Mitchell A. Imanaka, ARDA-Hawaii chairman and managing principal of Imanaka Asato LLC. “We’re especially pleased to be able to support organizations like Ka Hale A Ke Ola that are helping to empower individuals in need.”

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