Community Investment Fund (CIF) Projects

Alliance for Innovative Micro-enterprise


The AIMS Project was jointly implemented by Pacific Gateway Center and Papakōlea Community Development Corporation. The main goal of the project was to conduct an outreach and needs assessment of individuals living in the Papakolea area to complete small business and computer application training to prepare graduates in establishing micro-enterprises.

Building Business, Building Futures Micro-enterprise

The goal of PACT’s micro-enterprise assistance project is to provide LMI families on the North Shore with education, training, technical assistance, and financial resources needed to start and expand individual commercial cleaning franchises.

Developing and Incubating Micro-enterprise Project (DIME)

The Pacific Gateway DIME Project would conduct an outreach and needs assessment of individuals, which would result in an intake individuals completing small business and computer application training, with some of the graduates establishing micro-enterprises.

Kamauoha Noni Farm Project

Noni Farm


The Primary goal of the project to complete field work and building renovations for the establishment of an 80 acre noni farm, and establish a juicing and dehydration facility on Dole Corporation property in Waialua. 

Laulima Kakou Project

The Laulima Kokua Project assists local artists identify markets and address common problems so that they can profit from their activities.

The primary goal of the project is to encourage, promote and nurture the success of new or existing small businesses.


Lotus Adult Day Care

Lotus Adult Day Care


The Aiea Community Association renovated a property to create an adult day care facility.  The facility will offer day care services for senior citizens. 

Mala Ai Opio Organic Farm Project (MAO-Organic Farm)

The MALA AI OPIO (MAO) project is a 9-month micro-enterprise training program in the specifics of developing and running an organic farm.  

Other support  included one-on-one technical assistance to youth who develop a micro-enterprise, create regular opportunities for youth to participate in retail operations, and the instruction of marketing niche organic products.

North Shore Country Market Micro-enterprise Project

North Shore Country Market


The North Shore Country Market is an organic farm site and open market where training and technical assistance will be provided for 37 micro-enterprises in business development.

PACT North Shore Micro-enterprise Project


The project will conduct outreach, intake assessment, training, and technical assistance for LMI individuals living on the North Shore. 

Pacific Gateway Center Kitchen Incubator Project

Provided partial funding for the construction and renovation of a kitchen
incubator facility that will be used to create businesses and jobs in the food industry
for Oahu residents.


Papakōlea Micro-enterprise Development Project


The Papakōlea Business Support Center offers training and technical assistance to potential micro-enterprises owners.

Strong Home = Strong Communities

The purpose of the project was to train individuals to start handyman micro-enterprises in the construction industry. These individuals would receive classroom training and assigned to intern at an NHEA construction company.

Wai`anae Micro-enterprise Project

The Waianae Coast Coalition’s Business Development and Employment Training Center offers training and technical assistance services to potential micro-enterprise owners. 

Waialua Cottages Renovation Project

The project is for planning funds to plan for the rehabilitation of four cottages donated by the State of Hawaii to allow the Waialua Community Association (WCA) to expand its facilities.  The renovated cottages will benefit to the community by providing additional meeting space, offices for non-profits to provide services to the community, and rental income for the WCA. 

Waialua Cottages

Waipahu Festival Market

The CIF grant was provided to assist with the purchase and renovation of commercial property to create a multi-purpose retail and business/jobs training center. 

Waimanalo Hawaiian Homestead Micro-enterprise Project


The Project will conduct outreach, intake assessment, and training for at least individuals with at least some individuals completing the training and establishing micro-enterprises by the end of year one.

Pacific Gateway Center Building Purchase Project

PGC received funds to purchase the commercial property located in Chinatown to create a multi-purpose facility that will include a restaurant and retail store, office and training space, a production area and storage facilities.