About Maui RSVP

Maui RSVP is a dining promotion created by award-winning Chef Paris Nabavi in 2015 to raise money for Maui nonprofits. The name stands for Restaurants Supporting Vital Programs. These eight nonprofits focus on youth in arts, education and wellness—areas that are critical for the well-being of Maui’s next generation.

The program is simple: 

Full service restaurants participating in Maui RSVP choose one signature menu item. Each time a patron orders that dish, $1 of the sale benefits the Nabavi Legacy Fund. The contributions are sent quarterly, by company, check to Grants Central Station. Memo: The Nabavi Legacy Fund. 

The quick service restaurants participating in Maui RSVP choose one top seller menu item. Each time a patron orders that dish, $0.50 of the sale benefits the Nabavi Legacy Fund. The contributions are sent quarterly, by company check, to Grants Central Station. Memo: The Nabavi Legacy Fund.

The food trucks participating in Maui RSVP choose one top seller menu item. Each time a patron orders that dish, $0.25 of the sale benefits the Nabavi Legacy Fund. The contributions are sent quarterly, by company check, to Grants Central Station. Memo: The Nabavi Legacy Fund.

All food and beverage industry members—both businesses and individuals—are eligible to join. This includes restaurants, chefs, farmers, vendors and distributors. Join us now!

The eight beneficiaries of the Nabavi Legacy Fund are: Grow Some Good, Maui School Garden Network, Imua Family Services, Book Trust, Maui Culinary Academy, Maui Academy of Performing Arts, Maui Food Innovation Center, and the American Heart Association’s Kids & Teens Cook with Heart programs. These nonprofit organizations all share a commitment to enhancing the lives of Maui’s youth.

Thanks to a $20,000 grant made by the Makana Aloha Foundation, participants in the Maui RSVP program gain public recognition in island wide marketing materials for their support of these important efforts. To launch the program, participants received $25,000 worth of advertising in Maui No Ka ‘Oi Magazine, Edible Hawaiian Islands, Pacific Media Group, Visitor Channel, Lahaina News, Maui Time, Scene and social media. The restaurant’s name and/or logo appears on all promotional material, including print advertising, radio, television and social media.

As an involved island community, we need to support the organizations that help our children the most. Starting with their early experiences in school programs, Maui’s keiki can gain an appreciation and understanding of real food and healthy eating habits that will last them a lifetime.

We welcome you to join us!