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Native CDFI Taps New Financing Source
A Native community development financial institution has tapped the bond market for $16 million, becoming the first Native CDFI to take part in a bond guarantee program run by the ...
Tanya Fiddler Takes on First-Ever Executive Director Role at Native CDFI Network
Tanya Fiddler (Cheyenne River Sioux), former head of Four Bands Community Fund , will now serve as the first-ever executive director of the Native CDFI Network ...
Lakota Federal Credit Union Earns Treasury Certification
The Lakota Federal Credit Union and its board of directors are celebrating another major milestone in the young credit union’s development: certification from the U.S...
Indian Land Capital Company President To Retire After 9 Years at Helm
Native Finance Pioneer Gerald Sherman to focus on family, helping national network of Native CDFIs After nearly a decade serving as founding CEO, Gerald Sherman (Oglala Lakota) ann...
Business Incubator to Boost Entrepreneurship on Pine Ridge
More than 500 businesses were funded over the last 30 years by the Lakota Funds on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota...
CDFI Fund Studies Access to Capital and Credit in Native Communities
Native Communities in the United States face unique economic challenges that affect the availability of capital and credit for individuals and businesses...
Hatching Economic Development: A New Business Incubator for Crow Creek
“I want to develop my breakfast-burrito business into a restaurant,” said Lisa Lengkeek, a member of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and 2013 winner of the South Dakota Indian Business ...
Indian Financial Action Program Featured at White House
Tanya Fiddler A Native American perspective was presented during the White House’s first-ever Summit on Financial Capability and Empowerment , held May 10 in Washington, D.C...
CDFI Lakota Funds Selected to Participate in Starbucks Foundation Grant Program
Lakota Funds , a Native community development financial institution (CDFI) based on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, was selected to be one of 124 non-profit organizatio...
Indian CDFIs Are Booming
SANDIA RESERVATION, New Mexico— American Indian community development financial institutions (CDFIs) are booming, with 70 Native CDFIs now certified by the Treasury Department, 14 ...
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