The capacity needed to operate a $500,000 community development financial institution (CDFI) loan fund is about the same as operating a $10 million fund. Because Native CDFIs typically serve target markets that are too small to attain the asset size needed to realize operating efficiencies, they often struggle with capitalization. This webinar will feature CDFI industry expert Arlen Kangas, former CEO of Midwest Minnesota CDC, who will discuss innovative approaches to thinking about capitalization. He will also present a case study about the Native Ninth, LLC, a group of Native CDFIs working together to access New Markets Tax Credits to expand their capital sources. The first Native CDFI to $10 million wins!