What We Do

Hookupaa is an emerging Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) who is dedicated to delivering developmental and financial services to low-income communities and to people who lack access to financing. We offer a variety of training and technical assistance in new and innovative ways to strengthen community-based and mission-driven entities.

We achieve our mission by:

  • Providing access to responsible, affordable financial products and services, which includes the necessary training and technical assistance as required.

  • Assisting nonprofits, for-profits, and community development corporations establish their organizational requirements and skill sets needed to implement long-term community economic development plans.

  • Facilitating community-based, strategic and business planning processes that builds their internal and external constituency support, which in turn ensure broad-based and long-term support.

  • Improving access to capital and other resources necessary to implement capital improvement projects, and to fund the operating costs related to these projects.

  • Providing sufficient and ongoing monitoring and technical assistance during the various phases of projects (e.g. start-up, community consultation, capacity building, assessment and evaluation, project implementation, and compliance), to increase the success rate of participating organizations.