ALICE funding is intended to effect systems-level change in order to support upward financial mobility for lower-income families and individuals in Hawai‘i. Key components of this initiative include program performance evaluation, shared metrics, capacity building, and collaboration.

The three funding categories are:

A. Increase earning potential and/or reduce household expenses,

B. Improve access to benefits and community resources, and

C. Support development of financial capability and soft skills

Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement
Increase Earning Potential Program
Establishes an institute as a pipeline to middle-skill careers that do not require post-secondary degrees. Serves people in different career tracks.

Feed the Hunger Foundation
Asset Building Through Food Security
Increases economic vitality and food security through loans and networks of support for food entrepreneurs. Provides business loans and technical assistance to increase financial acumen and operational capabilities.

Goodwill Industries of Hawaii, Inc.
Career Pathways Program
Partners with UH community colleges and vocational training providers to support ALICE clients to access post-secondary education, job readiness training, financial literacy, job placement, job retention services, and tax assistance.

Hawaii Children’s Action Network / Hawai'i Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice
ALICE Policy Hui
A group of nonprofits building a unified voice for Hawaii’s ALICE population through education and advocacy for policy development and systems level change.

Hawai'i Home Ownership Center
Financial Capabilities and Soft Skills
Offers financial literacy workshops and coaching sessions for individuals and groups. Includes incentives to encourage money management skills to reduce debt and build assets.

Hawaiian Community Assets Inc.
Financial Opportunity Centers
Establishes centers in Honolulu and Waianae to provide bundled services to ALICE families over 3 years. Public and private partnership services include financial coaching, career and small business training, access to public benefits, match savings accounts, and loans.

Honolulu Habitat for Humanity
Affordable Home Ownership in Waimanalo
Changes lives by providing families access to affordable housing, works with community volunteers to construct homes, and offer ongoing financial literacy support.

Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services
Strengthening Resilience of ALICE Elders and Caregivers in Kalihi
Trains ALICE clients from Kalihi as in-home respite care providers and certified nursing assistants. Hires and mentors trainees to continue increasing both career and financial capability skills.

Parents and Children Together
Family and Economic Development Center
Leads discourse in the community on upstream and downstream effects of poverty. Partners with cross-sector employers to upskill ALICE employees. Develops referral networks among employers.

Waikiki Community Center
Senior Employment Project
Partners with businesses to create an employment agency focused on job skills training and employment placement for individuals age 50+.  

Please contact Impact@auw.org for more information.