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December 12, 2019 | Program Officer Nikki Foster: How Oweesta’s Native Gathering Day Cultivates Native Dreams and Helps Make Them Reality
This year’s Native Gathering Day at the Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) Conference...
November 19, 2019 | Q3 Grantmaking Supports Native-Led Asset Building, 2020 Census Efforts, and More
Third-quarter grantmaking continues our commitment to devote 40 percent of new grant...
October 21, 2019 | Oweesta to Livestream Native Gathering Day Talks on Successful, Lasting Investment in Indian Country on Oct. 22
This is a don’t-miss opportunity to hear directly from key leaders focused on the...
June 6, 2019 | Livestreaming the Native CDFI Capital Access Convening: How Native CDFIs Offer Opportunity and Culturally Grounded Long-Term Impact
Robin Danner, native Hawaiian and founding president and CEO of the Council for Native...
April 15, 2019 | How the Native CDFI Online Survey Told Us What You’re Looking for
Your insights encouraged us to go deeper on how Native CDFIs make ideal partners for...
Leaders from Native CDFIs and the investment community show how investments in Native CDFIs build economic and cultural wealth in Native communities.
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.
Explore the Center for Indian Country Development’s mapping tool for connecting with Native American financial institutions (NAFIs).
Livestream video of speakers from conference featuring NWAF CEO Kevin Walker and Oweesta executive director Chrystel Cornelius and others on how Native CDFIs are great investment partners for impact.