Welcome to our 2018 Annual Report. Last year, we shined a light on Native community development financial institutions (CDFIs).

This year, we go deeper to make the case for why they’re great investment partners, building trustful relationships that put capital to work for self-sufficient economic and cultural wealth in Native communities. You’ll learn about ways to partner with Native CDFIs for win-win investments.

Another major focus of our work this year is diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). We recently announced a commitment to advance DEI. In the report, you’ll learn what it is, why it matters to us, and how we’ll weave it into our Foundation’s fabric through a journey we’re sharing with you.

Use the links below to connect to various sections of the report, including our President and CEO’s intro, the case for investing in Native CDFIs, a profile that highlights the benefits of doing so, a feature on our commitment to DEI, our financials, and an overview of our staff and board.

You can also download a PDF of the print version.


A Letter from NWAF’s President and CEO,
Kevin Walker

The Investment Case for Native CDFIs: Win-win investments for economic opportunity that create sustainable, long-term impact in Native communities

Partners for Investments with Impact in Indian Country, A Profile on Native CDFIs as Sound Investments: Showing how investments in Native CDFIs build economic and cultural wealth in Native communities

Announcing Our Journey to Advance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI): Describing our commitment to DEI and how the first steps begin with ourselves

NWAF’s 2017 Financial Report

NWAF’s Staff and Board Members