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.


2023 Native CDFI Award Recipients

Catalyst Award

NACDC, based on the Blackfeet Reservation, will build a trauma-informed financial services training program for employees of Native CDFIs.

Seed Capital Award

Hawaiian Lending & Investment will develop products and services that promote agricultural expertise and experience among Native Hawaiians living on trust lands