Oweesta Native CDFI Investment Package

One of our affiliates, Tamalpais Trust, partnered with First Nations Oweesta Corp to develop an innovative package of loans to eight Native CDFIs.

Cook Inlet Housing

Cook Inlet Lending Center (CILC), a Cook Inlet Housing Authority non-profit social enterprise, is a Native Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that helps Alaska Native/American Indians as well as low to modest income families to purchase homes in Alaska who experience a lack of access to affordable financial products and services.

First Nations Community Financial

First Nations Community Financial (FNCF) provides opportunities for members of the Native Community. It also makes available financial education and coaching, credit counseling, technical support and other programs and services exclusively for Community members. It is one of four Native CDFI’s that partner to create WIBA-Wisconsin Indian Business Alliance, and currently partners with the Ho-chunk Nation and Ho-Chunk Housing and Community Development Agency to provide a wide range of services and financial products, including mortgage lending, for the Communities and its members.

Four Directions Development Corporation

Improving the social and economic conditions of the four Native American tribes in Maine — the Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot — through education and investment in affordable housing, tribal business ventures, and Native entrepreneurship. Achieved by increasing homeownership among tribal members, improving the quality of housing for Native American people, increasing the number of Native-owned businesses, raising the levels of financial literacy among tribal members, building the business skills of Native American entrepreneurs, and attracting and leveraging capital to Indian Country.

Hawaiian Community Assets

Hawaii Community Lending (HCL) is a certified native Community Development Financial Institution that provides access to credit and capital to underserved communities in Hawaii with a particular focus on Native Hawaiians.  HCL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hawaiian Community Assets, Hawaii’s largest nonprofit, HUD-approved housing counseling agency.  Together, the organizations build the capacity of low- and moderate-income communities to achieve and sustain economic self-sufficiency by creating opportunities for economic empowerment that help stabilize family life and a more sustainable community.

NACDC Financial Services

Providing alternative financing opportunities and financial literacy education for Native American individuals, youth, agricultural businesses and small businesses in and near the seven Indian Reservations of Montana.

Native 360 Loan Fund

Native360 Loan Fund’s mission is to provide affordable credit, capital, technical assistance and related programs to help build strong and self-sufficient Native American business owners and families. Serving members of all tribes in its Nebraska, Iowa and southeast South Dakota service area.

Tiwa Lending Services

A non-profit entity whose mission is to promote the economic growth of the Isleta Pueblo Community by creating homeownership and small business opportunities for the Isleta community. TLS operates under the governance of a 5-member Board of Directors made up of Isleta tribal members and business professionals. TLS currently operates out of the Tribal Administration Office in Isleta, New Mexico.

White Earth Investment Initiative

Focused on helping create new jobs, improving community life, and providing assistance to Native American Communities in Minnesota, particularly the White Earth Indian Reservation. Through homebuyer education, individual homeownership advising, financial counseling, business lending, tax preparation support and other efforts, White Earth Investment Initiative provides financial tools and knowledge to individuals, families, communities, and businesses.

Tamalpais Trust and Oweesta also work with:

Citizen Potawatomi CDC

The mission of the Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation is to finance, promote, educate, and inspire the entrepreneurial growth, economic opportunity, and financial well-being of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Tribal Community and other under-served Native populations through Financial Education, Access to Capital, Business Development Services, Innovative Capacity Building Practices, and Community Development Initiatives.

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