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 announcing the winners of the Native CDFI Catalyst Award, Native CDFI Seed Capital Award, and the Native CDFI Visionary Leader Award. Join us for this ceremonious awards night at the 2019 Native CDFI Convening!
To nominate a visionary leader for 2019, please fill out this application along with a nomination letter and email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, August 23, 2019.