In this latest edition of “Difference Makers,” NCN sits down with Jonathan Zurek, who serves as Executive Director of the Seneca Nation of Indians Economic Development Company (SNIEDC), a federally certified Native CDFI based in Salamanca, New York. Chartered in 1993 by the Seneca Nation of Indians Tribal Council, SNIEDC is a specialized financial institution that works in market niches that are underserved by traditional financial institutions.
The CDFI Fund announced that 218 organizations received $27.57 million in Technical Assistance awards to build their capacity to provide services to low-income and underserved people and communities across America. NCN has been awarded $150,000 from the NACA Program for Technical Assistance.
Chrystel Cornelius, President and CEO of Oweesta Corporation, received the Heinz Award for the Economy for her work addressing centuries of disenfranchisement that have led to profound socioeconomic disparities for Native communities.
On September 19-20, 2022, NCN Interim CEO and Board Chair Pete Upton and National Policy Chair Robin Danner joined other global and emerging leaders in New York City to take action and address the world’s most pressing challenges.
In this latest edition of “Difference Makers,” NCN sits down with Cindy Logsdon, who serves as CEO and Executive Director of the Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation (CPCDC), a federally certified Native CDFI based in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Chartered by the Citizen Potawatomi Nation (CPN), CPCDC provides capital and technical assistance for projects that create a healthy tribal economy through a commercial loan program designed to help Native businesses become more competitive and profitable. CPCDC also assists tribal members who lack financial resources and readiness with business development and planning, financial education, financial management services, marketing, and contracting.
Native CDFI leaders, staff, and other interested stakeholders are encouraged to save December 6-8, 2022 on their calendars to attend the Native CDFI Network’s 2022 Annual Policy and Capacity Building Summit in Washington, D.C. The Summit will be held at the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) Conference Center near Capitol Hill — 224 2nd St SE, Washington,…
Minority Enterprise Development Week (September 18-24) is a great opportunity to celebrate the variety of ways that Native CDFIs support minority entrepreneurs and work to reduce the racial wealth gap.
As a reminder for fiscal year (FY) 2022 CDFI Equitable Recovery Program (CDFI ERP) Applicants, the deadline for online submission of the Application through the CDFI Fund’s Awards Management Information System (AMIS) is September 22, 2022 at 11:59 P.M. ET.
Join the National Housing Conference for a webinar on The State of Native Housing: Programs, Policy, and Practices on Tribal Lands on Thursday, September 29, 2022 from 1:30 to 3:00 P.M. ET. NCN’s Interim CEO, Pete Upton, will be a panel speaker during the webinar!