HONOLULU - Two Hawaii nonprofits now have $40,000 more to help those in the community.

The AEG Community Foundation, which manages the Hawaii Convention Center aims to support children and families in need in the areas of K-12 education, the arts and health and wellness in communities.

The group awarded $25,000 to Make-A-Wish Hawaii to support their mission of granting life-changing wishes for children who live with a critical illness.

$15,000 was donated to the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii to support sports culinary arts programs for at-risk youth.

“In its more than 20 years of operation, the Hawaii Convention Center has participated in numerous efforts to support and enhance Hawaii’s communities," said Teri Orton, general manager of the Hawaii Convention Center. "Including efforts furthered by AEG’s longstanding AEG 1Community program, which established foundations and programs and contributed more than $120 million in direct financial and in-kind support of charitable, community and civic programs over the past decade.”