Native Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs)
To promote economic growth, Native community development financial institutions (CDFIs) innovate solutions for Native communities to overcome their barriers. Native CDFIs help develop healthy, vibrant Native economies by creating financial assets and businesses, improving the job market for low-income communities, and helping homeowners.
Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI) represents more than 50 northwest tribal governments from Oregon, Idaho, Washington, Alaska, California, and Montana. ATNI is run by American Indians to serve tribal communities.
Lummi Community Development Financial Institution (LCDFI)offers trusted access to education, financing, and asset growth for tribal members who are considering entrepreneurship, building a business, or strengthening their credit. Lummi CDFI serves enrolled Native Americans within Whatcom County, WA, and Lummi tribal members outside of Whatcom County.
The Chehalis Tribal Loan Fund serves Chehalis tribal membersand employees of the tribe and enterprises. They provide loans, business education, financial literacy, and savings goals. They also assist with asset building through savings programs, business loans, debt consolidation, credit building, and home improvement loans. They plan to expand their services to Native Americans enrolled in a federally recognized tribes who reside in Lewis, Grays Harbor, and Thurston Counties, WA.
The Northwest Native Development Fund (NNDF) assists Native people by increasing home ownership, economic opportunities, and financial and entrepreneurial education. NNDF serves enrolled Native Americans of any federally recognized tribe who reside in the state of Washington, focusing on Eastern Washington
Táala Fund provides small business training and lending, credit building, and financial literacy training to help individuals, families and entrepreneurs create better lives and a stronger community. Táala Fund serves Quinault Tribal members, employees, and reservation residents with future plans to serve neighboring tribal communities.
The recently certified Jamestown S’Klallam Native Community Development Financial Institution plans to provide loans as early as May 2019.
The Nixyaawii Community Fund serves Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation tribal members, tribal employees, and reservation residents and their families.
North Idaho Native Fund (NINF) is a CDFI that serves the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Reservation and surrounding communities. As an emerging entity, the NINF plans to coordinate loans with additional technical services such as financial education and business development in the near future. NINF intends to focus on projects that promote its mission of providing education, economic opportunity and community development. For more information please contact Raila Garrick at (208)-686-1927 or email@example.com
Nimiipuu Community Development Fund (NCDF) provides financial opportunities to stimulate economic development on and near the Nez Perce Indian Reservation. NCDF promotes self-sufficiency, self-determination, and the wellbeing of community members. NCDF serves Native Americans living on or near the Nez Perce Indian Reservation, and they recently expanded to include individuals, families, and businesses in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.
THOP promotes the expansion of community economic development for the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes community and membership, sustainable growth, social and economic development and financial independence. THOP will provide business loans to Shoshone-Bannock tribal members in the near future.