The Native CDFI Awards honor and support Native CDFIs that are creating opportunity and promoting self-sovereignty in Indian Country nationwide.

Native CDFIs

Across the U.S., Native CDFIs help tribal communities overcome barriers to economic development opportunities and capital access. Led and run by tribal members, the roughly 70 Native CDFIs nationwide provide a broad range of financial services and products that build individual assets and community wealth in Indian Country.



2022 Native CDFI Awards

In 2022, Oweesta, Wells Fargo, and Opportunity Finance Network, will offer three awards:

Two Native CDFI Catalyst Awards and one Native CDFI Seed Capital Award.

The deadline for the 2022 Native CDFI Awards applications is now closed.


2021 Native CDFI Catalyst Award Recipient

Northwest Native Development Fund received the 2021 Native CDFI Catalyst Award for its strategy to address a severe lack of housing stock on and around the Colville reservation in Washington.


2021 Native CDFI Seed Capital Award Recipient

Spruce Root received the 2021 Native Seed Capital award to help start-up businesses and entrepreneurs prepare for applying for the CDFI’s microloan program.