Big boost for nonprofits: Council votes to increase grants to $2.5 million

  • Athletes, family and friends take part in the annual Troy Barboza Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics April 19 in Kailua-Kona. Special Olympics was one of the nonprofits awarded a grant by the County Council this year. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)
  • TSA agent Mary Sulliban looks through a variety of food items provided by the Hawaii Food Basket Feb. 1 at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole. The Food Basket was one of the nonprofits awarded a grant by the County Council this year. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

HILO — Hawaii Island nonprofits could soon see a big boost in county grants, thanks to action Tuesday by the County Council.