Native CDFI Capital Access Initiative

As part of a project funded by the Northwest Area Foundation, the Native Capital Access Initiative, First Nations Oweesta Corporation will be working with emerging and certified Native CDFIs in the NWAF footprint (Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, and Washington) to enhance participating organizations’ capacity to secure equity capital and debt capital investments. Through surveys of the Native CDFI Industry, Oweesta found that access to capital was a significant problem that needed to be addressed. That is what led us to make a proposal to NWAF to work to address this issue by providing more capital ourselves and by helping build the organizational capacity of Native CDFIs to access equity and debt capital from a variety of sources.

For access to the Native Capital Access site, please follow the link below



Oweesta Corporation
2432 Main Street, 1st Floor
Longmont, CO 80501

Oweesta is an equal opportunity employer and provider.


Oweesta is the only existing Native CDFI intermediary offering financial products and development services exclusively to Native CDFIs and Native communities. Specifically, Oweesta provides training, technical assistance, investments, research, and policy advocacy to help Native communities develop an integrated range of asset-building products and services, including financial education and financial products.

Asset-building tools stimulate reservation economies by providing tribal members the opportunity to acquire financial management skills and build and accumulate assets through small business creation, homeownership, education, and much more.


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