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Opening Access to Capital with a focus on connecting people to resources in their community in order to build the local economy.

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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...

Under-resourced communities need better opportunities to gain safe, affordable loans or investments.

Entrepreneurs and small business owners often have to resort to predatory lenders or go without capital they need for their businesses to succeed. That is why we support community development financial institutions (CDFIs), which not only provide financial services in underserved areas, but also are driven by their mission to connect with communities and cultures. As they increase access to financial products and services like savings accounts, low-interest loans, and fair lending, our grantees can offer local, innovative, and flexible lending practices that meet the unique needs of their community, and help small business owners more safely build their business.

From the Blog

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...

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