In this latest edition of “Difference Makers,” NCN sits down with Angie Main, who serves as Executive Director of NACDC Financial Services, Inc., a federally certified Native CDFI based on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana.
On Thursday, May 19, 2022, NCN hosted Chris Wendel, Program Manager of Initiate, Northern Initiatives’ online portal of small business resources, and Jessa Armstrong, Customer Success Manager of Northern Initiatives. Initiate is an online collection of best practice business resources. With its vetted videos, resources, tools, and templates, Initiate helps both beginning and experienced business
In this latest edition of Difference Makers, NCN sits down with Dave Castillo, who serves as CEO of Native Community Capital (NCC), a federally certified Native CDFI that maintains offices in New Mexico and Arizona.
CDFI Fund Opens Application Period for Small Dollar Loan Program Funding – Native CDFIs Encouraged to Apply! Up to $11.1 Million Available for Loan Loss Reserves and Technical Assistance WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) opened the fiscal year (FY) 2022 funding round for the
On Wednesday, May 11, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland released Volume 1 of the investigative report called for as part of the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative, a comprehensive effort to address the troubled legacy of
On Friday, May 13, 2022, NCN hosted Small Dollar Loan (SDL) Program Manager, Tanya McInnis, and SDL Senior Manager and Program Analyst, Julie Sandler, along with Sequoyah Fund Executive Director Russ Seagle (SDL Program participant). The Program, which provides grants for Loan Loss Reserves and Technical Assistance to enable Certified CDFIs to establish and maintain small dollar
In this latest edition of “Difference Makers,” NCN sits down with Tawney Brunsch, who serves as the Executive Director of Lakota Funds, a federally certified Native CDFI serving the Pine Ridge Reservation and other Native communities in South Dakota.
Join SDL Program Manager Tanya McInnis and Sequoyah Fund Executive Director Russ Seagle as they share about the SDL Program. The Program, which was created to encourage federally certified CDFIs to establish and maintain small-dollar loan programs and provide alternatives to
In this latest edition of “Difference Makers,” NCN sits down with Jeff Johnson, who serves as Interim CEO and Board Chairman of the Wisconsin Native Loan Fund (WINLF), a Native CDFI located in Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin that serves Native people statewide. WINLF is a revolving loan fund that supports the renovations of distressed homes for people in need, provides down-payment assistance and debt consolidation loans for its clients, and offers small business loans to area Native entrepreneurs.