Aloha United Way and Hawaii Community Foundation Awards $300,000

Aloha United Way and the Hawai‘i Community Foundation are committed to finding solutions that lead to a more equitable and sustainable Hawai’i.  We are excited to share that INPEACE – Ho’oulu Waiwai Financial Capabilities is part of the 2022 – 2024 ALICE Initiative Cohort and have been granted $300,000 over the next three years!

As a member of the cohort, we aim to provide financial workshops and coaching, match savings as well as establish a Community of Practice for Financial Capabilities Practitioners.  ALICE is an acronym for: Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. Funding for this cohort is designed to support Hawai’i’s ALICE population, by building financial stability, increasing savings, and increasing access to safe and affordable housing.  According to recent estimates, by the end of 2020, the percentage of ALICE Households in Hawai’i had grown from 42% to 59%.  In 2022, it is estimated that 59 percent of households fall into ALICE.

Saydee Pojas, Program Director of Ho’oulu Waiwai of INPEACE commented, “We are honored to be able to grow our financial capabilities programming to serve ALIVE families alongside our fellow cohort members.”