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NCN Partners with Catholic Campaign for Human Development

For Immediate Release July 22, 2020 U.S. Bishops’ Subcommittee on The Catholic Campaign for Human Development Approves Strategic National Grant to provide vital support to Native CDFI Network Photo: Anti-Poverty Summit attendees, including several Native CDFI Network members including: Christopher Coburn of Mvskoke Loan Fund, Sean Winters of Chi Ishobak, Pete Upton of Native Loan […]

Survey Finds CDFIs Will Be harmed by COVID-19

Native CDFI Network survey finds vast majority of Native CDFIs will be harmed by Coronavirus-related economic downturn Washington, D.C. – The Native CDFI Network (NCN) announced the results of a survey of Native-serving community development financial institutions (CDFIs) today. The NCN survey found that the vast majority of Native CDFIs will be severely impacted by […]

Native CDFIs Hold Successful Summit in Washington

NCN Chairman Pete Upton, Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, NCN Policy Chairwoman Robin Danner during a meeting at the Summit.

Washington, D.C. – This past week, the Native CDFI Network (NCN) hosted their 2019 Policy Summit at the National Indian Gaming Association building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The event was well attended by NCN members from the 65 Treasury certified CDFIs and 15 emerging CDFIs across the country. “It was great to see […]

Native financial institutions to hold policy summit in Washington D.C. November 19-21

Native American-serving community development financial institutions to set policy priorities and then meet directly with Congress News Release Native CDFI Network The Native CDFI Network (NCN) will hold the first annual Policy Summit this week in Washington, D.C., on November 19-21. At the Summit, Native American-serving community development financial institutions (NCDFIs) will set policy priorities […]

Native CDFI Network | NCN Policy Summit – November 19-21

The Native CDFI Network Board of Directors would like to invite you to the NCN Policy Summit in Washington, DC November 19-21. This summit is organized by the NCN Board of Directors to identify the annual policy priorities that advance the Native CDFI industry and promotes growth, prosperity, and economic impact in Indian Country.  The […]

Annual Conference & Advocacy Day

November 28-29, 2018 | Holiday Inn Capitol | Washington, D.C. Our annual conference serves as a platform to unite our Native voice as we advocate for access to capital and economic opportunity in our communities. This premier event brings together community development financial institutions, traditional lenders, nonprofit organizations, federal agencies, and policy makers to engage […]

Kindergarten Student Begins Saving for College

Abigail Haas, a student at Red Cloud School in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, opened a savings account through Lakota Funds’ Child Development Account Program, a unique matched savings program that focuses on building the family core. She and the rest of her family attend quarterly meetings where they participate in financial literacy and family building […]

How Access to Financial Tools is Impacting the Pine Ridge Reservation

The Lakota Federal Credit Union conducted a survey of its members last summer and found that there has been an increased uptake in use of financial tools by the people of the Pine Ridge Reservation. 31% of people surveyed say they now have a savings account for the first time ever. In addition, about a […]