Entries by Stephanie Cote

New Lending Opportunities Available Now!

Working Capital and Line of Credit Loans Oweesta is pleased to announce the launch of two new loan products immediately available to our Native CDFI industry.  Oweesta is currently accepting inquires for our new Line of Credit and Working Capital/Operating Loan. For Native CDFIs needing flexible capital sources, Oweesta is grateful to be able to offer […]

We are joining forces to end persistent poverty

New Partnership Aims to End Persistent Poverty and Reimagine the Future of Rural America Oweesta is thrilled to announce the launch of Partners for Rural Transformation — a partnership to eliminate persistent poverty, and advance prosperity and economic justice in Rural America. Today marks an important milestone for this work, which started in 2014 when a […]


LONGMONT, CO – First Nations Oweesta Corporation (Oweesta) is excited to announce Wells Fargo Foundation (Wells Fargo) has awarded the organization a grant of $1.8 million to support the Equity and Opportunity for Start-up, Emerging, and Growing Native CDFIs program. This new program, supported by Wells Fargo, will allow Oweesta to provide equity grants to […]

Four Outstanding Leaders are Recognized for Commitment to the Native CDFI Industry at the 4th Annual Native CDFI Capital Access Convening

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 23, 2019 Contacts: Heather Rademacher Taylor (Director of Programs, Oweesta) 303.774.8838  heather@oweesta.org Lihue, HI – On Wednesday, June 26th, First Nations Oweesta Corporation recognized two individuals at the Native CDFI staff level for their outstanding commitment to service in Native CDFI industry, one organization as a friend and supporter for their financial […]