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Native Community Development Financial Institutions (Native CDFIs) are dynamic and trusted financial partners, expanding economic opportunity and opening doors to loans, credit, jobs, and much more.
Rooted in the cultural and historical context of Native communities, Native CDFIs are weavers, connecting the elements necessary to build thriving local economies anchored in culture.
We are committed to Native CDFIs, which cultivate the partners, funding, and networks necessary for Native communities to prosper—growing jobs, supporting small businesses, and bringing dreams to life for multiple generations.
Native CDFIs Build Relationships and Opportunities for a Variety of Stakeholders
Native CDFIs help tribal governments achieve their goals by offering expertise that advances economic development and concrete results within their communities. They connect families and communities with the financial resources necessary to bring dreams to life for multiple generations.
Native CDFIs can help banks meet their CRA requirements. Native CDFIs have a long history of producing strong returns and building assets in Native communities.
Native CDFIs build a powerful multiplier effect in tribal communities, creating jobs and self-sufficiency that expands tax bases and leads to more stable and prosperous communities.
Tribal communities know what is best for their futures. Native CDFIs are led by people with deep knowledge of their own communities; most Native CDFIs operate on tribal lands, and many are managed and staffed by tribal citizens. Native CDFIs support ideas generated by the community; they follow the community’s lead.