Foundations and entities that contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows:
* Family Life Center has received a $3,000 grant from the Friends of Hawaii Charities to purchase produce/food to be used in meal service for clients at the shelter. The agency provides shelter and meals for as many as 50 people per night. Clients of all ages receive a hot meal at night and breakfast in the morning. In addition, children receive healthy snacks.
* Maui Electric Co. has awarded $10,000 to Maui's Malama Family Recovery Center to help the nonprofit upgrade its transportation capacity. Malama Family Recovery Center provides comprehensive substance abuse and mental health services for women and children through education, prevention, treatment and referral in a safe environment.
Sherrie Dodson of Habitat for Humanity Maui (from left) accepts a check for $2,000 from Seanna Clark and Orrin Cross of Hula Grill Ka‘anapali.
* In celebration of its 19th anniversary, Hula Grill Ka'anapali recently donated more than $11,500 to five local nonprofit organizations as part of the restaurant's Legacy of Aloha program, which supports local and national organizations through a Chef's Tasting Menu, special events and employee donations. Beneficiaries were the Lahainaluna Scholarship Foundation, Future Farmers of America, Habitat for Humanity Maui, Hawaii Islands Land Trust and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.
The following Legacy of Aloha donations were provided:
Lahainaluna Scholarship Foundation received a check for $1,000.
Future Farmers of America received $5,032.
Habitat for Humanity of Maui received $2,000.
Hawaii Islands Land Trust received $2,000.
The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation was presented with $1,549.
* Maui Academy of Performing Arts received a donation of $5,000 from the Bank of Hawaii. This donation continues the Bank of Hawaii's support of MAPA's School Partnership Programs: Educational Theatre Tours and Voices.
MAPA's Educational Theatre Tours have been bringing professional productions to schools statewide for more than 30 years.
The Voices program sends teaching artists into elementary school classrooms to teach literacy skills through drama.
These programs reach more than 40,000 schoolchildren each year, according to a news release.