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Opening Access to Capital with a focus on connecting people to resources in their community in order to build the local economy.

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February 20, 2018 | Native CDFIs’ Beauty and Promise: Krystal Langholz of Oweesta Uncovers What Makes Native CDFIs a Winning Investment in Indian Country

First Nations Oweesta Corporation supports Native CDFIs’ growth and innovation. Few...

February 2, 2018 | Native CDFIs’ Beauty and Promise: Angie Main of NACDC Financial Services Shows Us how Native CDFIs Are Growing and Innovating

This is the first in a series highlighting Native CDFI leaders and funders. On Nov. 10,...

January 10, 2018 | Native CDFI Survey: What You Said, What We Learned

Last fall, we surveyed people to improve our partnership and collaboration with Native...

December 20, 2017 | See How Four Bands Community Fund Advances Community-Driven Work that Leads to Thriving Local Economies

Icahya Woecun means The Place to Grow in Lakota. This phrase is central to the work of...

December 14, 2017 | Financial Institutions, Funders, Native CDFIs: A $5M Collaboration that Unlocks the Potential of Indian Country

On Nov. 10, we launched a $5 million funding collaboration with the Federal Home Loan...

Under-resourced communities need better opportunities to gain safe, affordable loans or investments.

Entrepreneurs and small business owners often have to resort to predatory lenders or go without capital they need for their businesses to succeed. That is why we support community development financial institutions (CDFIs), which not only provide financial services in underserved areas, but also are driven by their mission to connect with communities and cultures. As they increase access to financial products and services like savings accounts, low-interest loans, and fair lending, our grantees can offer local, innovative, and flexible lending practices that meet the unique needs of their community, and help small business owners more safely build their business.

From the Blog

February 20, 2018 | Native CDFIs’ Beauty and Promise: Krystal Langholz of Oweesta Uncovers What Makes Native CDFIs a Winning Investment in Indian Country

First Nations Oweesta Corporation supports Native CDFIs’ growth and innovation. Few...

February 2, 2018 | Native CDFIs’ Beauty and Promise: Angie Main of NACDC Financial Services Shows Us how Native CDFIs Are Growing and Innovating

This is the first in a series highlighting Native CDFI leaders and funders. On Nov. 10,...

January 10, 2018 | Native CDFI Survey: What You Said, What We Learned

Last fall, we surveyed people to improve our partnership and collaboration with Native...

December 20, 2017 | See How Four Bands Community Fund Advances Community-Driven Work that Leads to Thriving Local Economies

Icahya Woecun means The Place to Grow in Lakota. This phrase is central to the work of...

December 14, 2017 | Financial Institutions, Funders, Native CDFIs: A $5M Collaboration that Unlocks the Potential of Indian Country

On Nov. 10, we launched a $5 million funding collaboration with the Federal Home Loan...

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