The Hawai'i Alliance for Community-Based Economic Development (HACBED) is a statewide federally tax-exempt non-profit organization established in 1992 to encourage increased investments in sustainable and community-based approaches to economic development.
We advance our mission to...
address social, economic, and environmental justice in Hawai'i through community-based economic development;
...and seek to
help strengthen the voice and actions of Hawai'i's families and communities so that they
have the choice and control they need to become self-sufficient and resilient.
Pursuit of Our Mission
this place called Hawai'i
those who choose to be of this place and who work to make it their home, and
especially those who face social and economic injustices;
empowering education and capacity building for communities, and
policy development & advocacy for positive systemic change.
That emphasizes our competitive advantage of...
(competitive advantage is the ability to have an impact by using a unique asset and/or by having outstanding execution. It is the most important component of HACBED’s strategy. For HACBED to be successful, it must understand and use its competitive advantage.)
active community engagement, connection, and support that:
is founded on the belief that people “know” and “can”;
is conducted through informed and skilled “listening”;
builds community voice and collective action; and
our core competencies in building trust & credibility while maintaining HACBED’s “activist” roots – meaning, addressing injustice by acting to change things that are wrong.
We are sustained by...
the relationships of trust and mutuality that we develop to advance the cause of social, economic, and environmental justice that serve this place – Hawai`i;
our ability to bring value to efforts that build community voice and collective action; and
continuing to refine and expand on the best funding and financing mix that best advances the work and HACBED’s mission.