Finance and Fund Development
Through its training, technical assistance, and executive coaching services, HACBED has provided support to CBEDOs statewide in developing viable financing and fund development strategies to plan and implement their community and economic development ventures (projects, programs, and businesses). In addition to this work, HACBED has also worked with various private and government agencies to increase access to financing and funding opportunities for community organizations including the following efforts:
- City & County Of Honolulu – conducted the community revitalization project under contract with the City & County of Honolulu to design and establish the City’s Section 108 Loan Program.
- DBEDT’s CBED Program – HACBED’s founders initiated and catalyzed establishment of a CBED grant, loan, and technical assistance program within the State DBEDT.
- ABC Fund – The Agenda for Building Community Fund, a hui of local private funders, provided non-traditional multi-year funding to 5 comprehensive community change initiatives on 3 islands. HACBED provided technical assistance to the Fund and its grantees.
- Hawai`i Community Loan Fund – HACBED established this community development financial institution that was the first certified CDFI that focused on community-based economic development.
- INPEACE ‘Ike Hawai‘i Indigenous Pop-Up Science Center Feasibility Analysis– HACBED partnered with the Institute for Native Pacific Education and Culture (INPEACE), a nonprofit organization that offers “Hawaiian culture-based early learning education and promotes community strengthening through educational equity, teacher development, and family economic capacity-building programs” to conduct a feasibility study for an ‘Ike Hawai‘i Indigenous Pop-Up Science Center