Community Investments

Community Investments

The Raven Indigenous Impact Fund focuses on bringing flexible patient capital to invest with Indigenous social enterprises and community-owned enterprises in Canada that are at an early-and-growth stage. The Fund screens Enterprises through a unique Indigenous impact lens, enabling them to access resources and opportunities needed to succeed through a trusted partner. The Fund represents a sustainable, values-driven approach to poverty reduction and community resilience that will directly contribute to the development of an Indigenous middle class.

The mission of the Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation is to finance, promote, educate, and inspire the entrepreneurial growth, economic opportunity, and financial well-being of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Tribal Community and other under-served Native populations through Financial Education, Access to Capital, Business Development Services, Innovative Capacity Building Practices, and Community Development Initiatives.

Supports economic growth in Native American communities across the nation through the creation, development, and capitalization of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs).

A Lakota-run grassroots Community Development Corporation on the Pine Ridge Reservation. The 34 acre development uses a multifaceted approach to ultimately create a vibrant and healthy community as a means to alleviate poverty and create systemic change.

Native CDFI providing community development, small business and affordable housing loans for tribes and Native entrepreneurs working to build tribal economies in the U.S. Southwest.

Offers tailored growth capital and strategic guidance to innovative impact businesses in order to scale and optimize their financial, environmental and social performance, primarily in Central and South America.

Supplying smallholder agricultural businesses in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities with financial capital and training to help them grow – raising incomes and creating jobs, empowering women and young people, sustaining peace, and preserving threatened ecosystems.

Hawaii Community Lending (HCL) is a certified native Community Development Financial Institution that provides access to credit and capital to underserved communities in Hawaii with a particular focus on Native Hawaiians.  HCL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hawaiian Community Assets, Hawaii’s largest nonprofit, HUD-approved housing counseling agency.  Together, the organizations build the capacity of low- and moderate-income communities to achieve and sustain economic self-sufficiency by creating opportunities for economic empowerment that help stabilize family life and a more sustainable community.

Cook Inlet Lending Center (CILC), a Cook Inlet Housing Authority non-profit social enterprise, is a Native Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that helps Alaska Native/American Indians as well as low to modest income families to purchase homes in Alaska who experience a lack of access to affordable financial products and services.

First Nations Community Financial (FNCF) provides opportunities for members of the Native Community. It also makes available financial education and coaching, credit counseling, technical support and other programs and services exclusively for Community members. It is one of four Native CDFI’s that partner to create WIBA-Wisconsin Indian Business Alliance, and currently partners with the Ho-chunk Nation and Ho-Chunk Housing and Community Development Agency to provide a wide range of services and financial products, including mortgage lending, for the Communities and its members.

A non-profit entity whose mission is to promote the economic growth of the Isleta Pueblo Community by creating homeownership and small business opportunities for the Isleta community. TLS operates under the governance of a 5-member Board of Directors made up of Isleta tribal members and business professionals. TLS currently operates out of the Tribal Administration Office in Isleta, New Mexico.

Native360 Loan Fund’s mission is to provide affordable credit, capital, technical assistance and related programs to help build strong and self-sufficient Native American business owners and families. Serving members of all tribes in its Nebraska, Iowa and southeast South Dakota service area.

Providing alternative financing opportunities and financial literacy education for Native American individuals, youth, agricultural businesses and small businesses in and near the seven Indian Reservations of Montana.

Improving the social and economic conditions of the four Native American tribes in Maine — the Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot — through education and investment in affordable housing, tribal business ventures, and Native entrepreneurship. Achieved by increasing homeownership among tribal members, improving the quality of housing for Native American people, increasing the number of Native-owned businesses, raising the levels of financial literacy among tribal members, building the business skills of Native American entrepreneurs, and attracting and leveraging capital to Indian Country.

Focused on helping create new jobs, improving community life, and providing assistance to Native American Communities in Minnesota, particularly the White Earth Indian Reservation. Through homebuyer education, individual homeownership advising, financial counseling, business lending, tax preparation support and other efforts, White Earth Investment Initiative provides financial tools and knowledge to individuals, families, communities, and businesses.