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July 17, 2018 | Share Your Voice and Strengthen the Power of Native CDFIs by Taking a Three-Minute Survey

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April 23, 2018 | Native CDFIs’ Beauty and Promise V: Mike Wilson of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines Shares Why Native CDFIs Are Engines for Economic Growth in Indian Country

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March 30, 2018 | Native CDFIs’ Beauty and Promise IV: Oweesta Launches $10M Native CDFI Capital Pool to Fund Growth in Indian Country

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Native CDFIs are engines of opportunity, offering access to fair, affordable funding for hardworking businesses and families in Indian Country.

Rooted in the cultural and historical context of Native communities, Native CDFIs are weavers, connecting the elements necessary to build thriving local economies.

We are committed to Native CDFIs, which cultivate the partners, funding, and networks necessary for Native communities to prosper—growing jobs, supporting small businesses, creating self-sufficiency, and bringing dreams to life for multiple generations.

Native CDFIs Are Knowledgeable Partners for Building Lasting Prosperity in Native Communities

Native CDFIs are a powerful means by which Native communities are building long-term economic and cultural wealth. They connect families and communities with the resources necessary to bring dreams to life for multiple generations. Native CDFIs are committed to self-determination and helping Native communities overcome challenges of accessing credit and building assets. They’re strong investments, offering expertise that advances economic development and impact.

We support Native CDFIs because they channel the power of local, community-based economic development that grows jobs, strengthens Native communities, and advances small business and entrepreneurs, whether they exist on reservations or elsewhere.

We’ve made deep investments in Native CDFIs for five years, evolving from our commitment to invest 40 percent of our Foundation’s grantmaking in Native-led organizations. In total, we have made $35.4 million in grants to Native-led organizations between 2012 and 2017.

NATIVE CDFIs WE’RE FUNDING

We strongly support the incredible work of these Native CDFIs and encourage you to visit their websites to get to know more about them.

Bii Gii Wiin Community Development Loan Fund

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Black Hills Community Loan Fund

Website  |  Facebook  |  Twitter

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

Website  |  Facebook  |  Twitter

First Nations Oweesta Corporation

Website  |  Facebook  |  Twitter

First Ponca Financial

Website

Four Bands Community Fund, Inc.

Website  |  Facebook

Lakota Funds

Website  |  Facebook  |  Twitter

Mazaska Owecaso Otipi Financial

Website

Native American Community Development Corporation (NACDC) Financial Services, Inc.

Website  |  Facebook

Native American Development Corporation

Website  |  Facebook  |  LinkedIn

Native CDFI Network

Website  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  LinkedIn

Nimiipuu Community Development Fund

Website  |  Twitter

Northwest Native Development Fund

Website  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  LinkedIn

Oyate Community Development Corporation

Website  |  Facebook

People’s Partner for Community Development

Website  |  Facebook

Rosebud Economic Development Corporation

Website  |  Facebook  |  LinkedIn

Taala Fund

Website  |  Facebook

White Earth Investment Initiative

Website

“Native CDFIs are weavers, connecting families, communities, and entrepreneurs to the resources necessary to bring dreams to life for multiple generations.”

— Kevin Walker, President & CEO, Northwest Area Foundation

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