Aaron Runs After Utilizes Credit Builder Loan as Stepping Stone to Homeownership

Does your credit score really matter? Yes! Take it from Aaron Runs After, a client of Four Bands Community Fund on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation.  He used his Credit Builder Loan as a stepping stone to homeownership. As a father of five, Aaron wished to make a permanent home that his children would enjoy, […]

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Accesses EITC

In 2015, the Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Housing & Community Development Corporation trained 174 community members through their Financial Assets & Training Program. As a result, community members improved their skills in the topic areas of budgeting, banking, credit, insurance, home buying, home ownership, and accounting. In addition, KBOHCDC provided tax preparation through their VITA program, […]

Savings Program Makes Homeownership Dream a Reality

As part of our campaign for National Financial Literacy Month, we have an amazing story to share with your about a Crow Creek tribal member that made her homeownership dream a reality by working with one of our Network members, Hunkpati Investments.   Airryn Big Eagle says that before working with Hunkpati Investments, she didn’t […]

NCN Announces RFP for Leadership Program Mini Grants

NCN Leadership Program 2017 – 2018 Mini Grant Request for Proposals The Native CDFI Network (NCN) invites NCN Native CDFI Members to apply for a limited number of mini grants to support the development of core Native CDFI skills that include, but are not limited to, the following: Financial Management Fundraising Marketing & Communications Community […]

Native CDFI Network Launches Campaign for National Financial Literacy Month

April 1, 2016 Native CDFIs have seen first-hand the positive impact increased financial literacy is creating for Native American individuals and families. Since April was officially proclaimed National Financial Literacy Month, it has been a time to share those stories and renew our commitment to empowering our Native American individuals, families, and communities through increased […]

Native CDFI Network Joins National Week of Action, Advocates for Economic Opportunity for Native Americans

January 25, 2016 The Native CDFI Network launched an intensive public awareness and advocacy campaign in conjunction with the Corporation for Enterprise Development’s (CFED’s) Assets & Opportunity National Week of Action. The goal of the campaign is to call attention to the issues of financial insecurity and inequality that Native American families across this country […]

Native CDFI Network Announces First-Ever Executive Director

October 5, 2015 The Native CDFI Network, a national association of Native community development financial institutions (CDFIs) that work to increase access to capital in Native communities, is excited to announce a major developmental milestone in the organization’s continued growth. Tanya Fiddler (Cheyenne River Sioux) has been hired to lead the Network as it’s first-ever […]

Peer Learning & Events Committee Meeting

December 3, 2015; 2:00pm – 3:00pm Mountain Time The Peer Learning & Events Committee meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 2pm Mountain Time via conference call. This committee is responsible for planning and delivering the Network’s bimonthly webinars and annual member gathering, and facilitates peer learning through the development of […]