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 nearly 70 Native CDFIs nationwide provide a broad range of financial services and products that build individual assets and community wealth in Indian country.
In June 2019, OFN, First Nations Oweesta, and Wells Fargo proudly launched the Native CDFI Awards. A three-year program, the Awards honor and support NativeCDFIs creating opportunity and promoting self-sovereignty measures and strategies that advance local efforts for community asset building within their tribal communities.
On Monday, October 21st, OFN, Oweesta, and Wells Fargo will be announced the winners of the Native CDFI Catalyst Award, Native CDFI Seed Capital Award, and the Native CDFI Visionary Leader Award. Congratulations to Four Directions Development Corporation for winning the 2019 Native CDFI Catalyst Award, Lummi CDFI for winning the 2019 Native CDFI Seed Capital Award, and Shane Jett, CEO of Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation for winning the 2019 Native CDFI Visionary Leader Award. We appreciate your dedication and service to the Native CDFI industry!