The Nabavi Legacy Fund was created by Paris and Donna Nabavi to support programs that nourish the minds and bodies of Maui's children.
As Maui restaurateurs, foodies, and parents, Paris and Donna have a particular interest in educating kids to eat healthy, make sustainable food choices, and develop a lifelong love of learning – all while having fun. To achieve this, they have pledged ongoing support to local non-profits whose work aligns with the Fund's mission. Together, these programs aim to achieve the following:
- Inspire better nutritional choices in school children
- Teach children about where food comes from and why sustainability matters
- Empower children of low-income families to choose and buy their own books
- Foster a love of creativity, innovation, and fun through arts
The Nabavi Legacy Fund supports the following six nonprofit organizations:
- Grow Some Good / Maui School Garden Network
- Imua Family Services
- Kids and Teens Cook with Heart (with the American Heart Association)
- Maui Academy of Performing Arts
- Maui Food Innovation Center
Funds are raised for these groups through personal donations and the participation of chefs and restaurants in the Nabavi Legacy Fund. Scroll down to read more about Nabavi Legacy Fund.
How Our Dining Program Works
Food and beverage industry members — businesses and individuals — are eligible to join. This includes restaurants, chefs, farmers, vendors, and distributors. Restaurants and food trucks participating in The Nabavi Legacy Fund choose a popular menu item and donate a portion of each sale to the Nabavi Legacy Fund. In exchange for participation, the restaurants are acknowledged in island-wide marketing efforts for their support of the program.
Learn more about our Restaurant Partners.
Support the Nabavi Legacy Fund
You can help keep Maui children engaged with lifelong learning, wellness, and creativity by making a donation to the Nabavi Legacy Fund. Any amount is greatly appreciated. Use our secure online donation form or one of the other methods described below.
To contribute by phone with your credit card, call our fund management partner Grants Central Station at (808) 879-5389.
To donate by mail, please make checks payable to Grants Central Station, c/o Nabavi Legacy Fund, and send to:
Grants Central Station
1215 S. Kihei Road O-840
Kihei, HI 96753