Investors and other partners share their perspectives on how Native CDFIs are game-changing allies.
We talked to leaders of banks, asset management firms, financial institutions, and other funders and partners about Native community development financial institutions (CDFIs). We asked them to describe what convinced them to invest in or partner with Native CDFIs.
We filmed their responses and put together a video that tells a narrative of what they said. It makes a strong case for the valuable role Native CDFIs play in building self-sufficient economic and cultural wealth in Native communities.
“Working with Native CDFIs is so important because it allows access to capital so that Native communities create a change in their community. The communities do a lot of good with it.”
—Jodi Neuman, Investment Manager, Trillium Asset Management
HOW NATIVE CDFIs ARE ENGINES OF CHANGE THAT CONNECT COMMUNITIES WITH ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
A few of the reasons that we heard again and again: