Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows:
Maui Family Support Services Inc. received an award of $150,000 from the Hawaii Community Foundation to support groups on Maui and Lanai for parents, grandparents and resource caregivers over the next three years.
The 16-week groups will meet at various locations in the community and will focus on a variety of topics related to parenting, grandparenting and being a resource caregiver.
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"ARC of Maui County is excited to announce a charitable grant from McInerny Foundation (Bank of Hawaii, trustee), in the amount of $22,000," said Board of Directors President John Kuge.
"This grant allows our agency to purchase a collection of furniture and furnishing for our newly built five-bedroom residential facility on Molokai, located in Maunaloa town," said Audrey McGauley, chief executive officer. "We will provide 24-hour support care in the home, which is fully wheelchair accessible for individuals with developmental disabilities. We are thankful to McInerny Foundation's Distribution Committee and their continued generosity and support to individuals within our care."
ARC of Maui County serves individuals with developmental disabilities throughout Maui County by providing residential, day program, vocational and waiver services.
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Habitat for Humanity Maui received a $25,000 donation from the First Hawaiian Bank Foundation. Leland Kahawai, senior vice president and branch manager at First Hawaiian Bank presented the donation check to Sherri Dodson, executive director for Habitat for Humanity, on April 4.
Habitat for Humanity Maui will utilize the award to continue its Kahawai build project in Happy Valley, as well as further support its "A Brush with Kindness" home repair program.
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Robert Enslin, president of SAP Global Customer Operations and member of the Global Managing Board for SAP, presented the Boys & Girls Club of Maui Inc. a check for more than $58,000 at a recent gathering of SAP's employee Winners' Circle in Wailea. The donation was made on behalf of its more than 1,000 employees who supported and ran in SAP's 1-mile and 3-mile Aloha Run activities.
Decathlon Olympian and Oahu native Brian Clay motivated the runners and kicked off the Aloha Run. SAP also donated two NBA portable basketball goals and other sports equipment to the Boys & Girls Club. In addition, Under Armour, an SAP customer, donated 100 sports balls to the clubs.
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Ebb & Flow Arts continues its 15th season with recent grant support from Aaron Copland Fund for Music Inc., Makana Aloha Foundation, Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture & Arts, and BMI Foundation Inc.. Totaling nearly $20,000, these grants are matched, in part, by private individual support from members of the board of directors and other supporters.
"We fulfill our mission by presenting concerts and education programs to the public," says Ebb & Flow Arts Executive Director and founder Robert Pollock. "These recent grants and contributions make this work possible."
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ARC of Maui County received a grant from G. N. Wilcox Trust, (Bank of Hawaii, trustee) in the amount of $9,400.
The grant was utilized to purchase a variety of dining room, living room and lanai furniture for a newly built five bedroom residential facility on Molokai, according to a press release. The new residence is located in Maunaloa town and will provide 24-hour support care for individuals with developmental disabilities. The home is fully wheelchair accessible.