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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...
Native community development financial institution (CDFI), Four Bands Community Fund, supports entrepreneurship utilizing a proven model for community-led change.
Native American Development Corporation (NADC), a Montana-based community development financial institution (CDFI), assists the Little Shell Tribe on their journey for recognition and resources.
See how Northwest Native Development Fund’s (NNDF) partnership with a national bank is growing Native entrepreneurship and supporting communities.
Native CDFI Network (NCN), a national association of Native community development financial institutions (CDFIs), unites voices for change in Native communities.
Tools & Info
This brief aims to educate policymakers on the vital work that Native CDFIs are doing to empower Native communities by expanding access to capital, financial services, and products.
Chapter Two (pages 13–24) of this report from the Native Nations Institute discusses the distinctive successes and evolving opportunities for Native CDFIs.
The emergence of Native CDFIs in the NWAF eight-state region are discussed in pages 16–18 of this report from the First Nations Development Institute.
A tool for how to evaluate and adjust business models of CDFIs from a Carsey Institute report for the CDFI Fund of the U.S. Department of Treasury.
This report, “The Growth and Performance of the Native CDFI Loan Fund Sector, 2001–12,” aims to contribute to the CDFI Fund’s efforts to build the capacity of Native CDFIs and to help increase recognition of the scale, scope, and impact of the Native CDFI industry.
This presentation, prepared by the First Nations Oweesta Corporation, discusses the purpose and structure of a Native CDFI. The presentation also includes profiles of existing Native CDFIs.
This document, created by the Native Financial Education Coalition, provides six key messages to guide tribal leaders as they speak with their communities about the importance of financial education and the role of the Native CDFI.