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.

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2021 Native CDFI Awards

In 2021, Oweesta Corporation, Wells Fargo, and Opportunity Finance Network offer two awards: the Native CDFI Catalyst Award and the Native CDFI Seed Capital Award. Applications are due by August 13 at 5 pm ET.

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2020 Native CDFI Catalyst Award Recipient

Cook Inlet Lending Center has received an award to develop its innovative business stabilization strategy designed to help Anchorage, Alaska, small businesses ride out the current recession.

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2020 Native CDFI Seed Capital Award Recipient

Black Hills Community Loan Fund creates financial opportunities for economically disadvantaged families the South Dakota’s Black Hills Region. The CDFI received the award to support Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota artists during COVID-19.

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