Client Location: AK, ID, OR
CDFI: Akiptan, Haa Yakaawu, Nimiipuu Fund
CDFI Service Area: AK, ID, MT, ND, OK, OR, SC, SD, WA
Small business and affordable housing financing and technical assistance
The Native CDFI Awards honor and support Native CDFIs that are creating opportunity and promoting self-sovereignty in Indian Country nationwide. In 2022, three Native CDFIs received grants to help move their work forward in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and other areas of the Pacific Northwest and Midwest.
Check out stories below from people positively impacted by the work of 2022 awardees Akiptan, Haa Yakaawu Financial Corporation, and Nimiipuu Fund.
Client: Sakari Farms
Client Location: Bend, Oregon
Established by Spring Alaska Schreiner, Sakari Farms grows traditional plants for food, medicine, and seed keeping. Akiptan provided the farm with financing for greenhouses and a commercial food kitchen.
Client: Bales Family
Client Location: Angoon, Alaska
CDFI: Haa Yakaawu Financial Corporation
Kwan and Trina Bales never believed they would own a home. Haa Yakaawu worked with them to make their dream of homeownership a reality.
Client: Roger Amerman
Client Location: Stites, Idaho
CDFI: Nimiipuu Fund
A loan from Nimiipuu Fund helped Roger, a nationally renowned Native artist and historian, get his art and speaking business up and running again after the pandemic.
About Native CDFIs
Led and run by tribal members, more than 70 Native CDFls help Native communities nationwide overcome barriers to economic development opportunities and capital access.
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