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2022 Golf Scramble a Success

The 2022 Nimiipuu Fund Golf Scramble was a success and we could not have done it without our wonderful volunteers, raffle item donations, sponsors, and the staff at Red Wolf Golf Club. We thank you! Please take a few moments to fill out our Golf Survey so we can make next year’s event more successful….

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Welcome to the 3rd Annual Nimiipuu Fund Golf Scramble, Thursday August 11, 2022

We are excited to welcome you back to another great event of golf and fundraiser for our Nimiipuu Community Development Fund, Native CDFI.  This event is one of our highlights to bring our community, funders, and local businesses together.  We thank you for your interest in participating as a volunteer or player of our 18-hole…

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Power of Ceremony & Healing Grant

Opens June 6, 2022 |  Closes July 14, 2022 @ 5pm PST  | Awards of $5,000 Na’ah Illahee Fund and Potlatch Fund have partnered in a collective giving campaign to bring forward the Power of Ceremony & Healing Grant to help bring unity to our people by providing support to those that lift up our…

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Amplifying Our Collective Voice with Oweesta Corp.

Tiny Tots Learning Center, a Nimiipuu Fund client located in Lapwai, Idaho, local business selected for a $20k, Native Small Business Award grant and Turtle Island Gifts – the winners of our inaugural Small Business Awards hosted at the 7th Annual Capital Access Convening. They both exemplify resilient in light of the challenging past two…

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Northwest Region Native Ag Producers Survey Response Needed

Akiptan is collecting survey responses from Native Ag producers all over Indian Country. The results of this survey will contribute to a national Native Agriculture market study to determine what the unmet financial need is for Native procure that, if addressed, would lead to greater prosperity and sustainability for Native Agriculture. Complete the survey at…

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Native CDFIs: Difference Makers for Indian Country interview with Jonelle Jearout, Nimiipuu Fund Executive Director

The Native CDFI Network (NCN) developed the “Native CDFIs: Difference Makers for Indian Country” interview series to cast a much-needed spotlight on the many positive benefits that Native community development financial institutions (CDFIs) create for tribal communities and the leaders who help make Native CDFIs the transformational success stories they are. Jonelle Yearout, Nimiipuu Fund Executive Director…

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Investing Apps for Newbies

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  Are investing apps like Robinhood and Acorns the best way for a first time investor to buy stocks? Signed,  Eager Beaver Dear Eager There’s no denying investing apps are taking the world by storm.  New investors are pouring into the market in record numbers and their influence is felt in meme…

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Wills Made Easy

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  Is there a cheap way to write a will?  I don’t want to hassle with an attorney. Signed,  Need a Will Dear Need Depending on your situation writing a will doesn’t have to be a major undertaking.  In fact it can be pretty straight forward.  However, as a Native person there…

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Hot Job Market

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  I work a tribal job that requires a college degree.  However, I see listings for delivery drivers that offer wages and bonuses that pay better.  I’m really tempted to switch but my friends say I’m crazy to leave a real job.  What should I do? Signed,  Debating Dear Debating: Millions of…

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Auto Pay Pros and Cons

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  I have all of my bills set to auto-pay.  I also use auto-pay for monthly subscriptions for streaming apps and razor blades, but my money wise girlfriend tells me auto-pay is a bad habit.  Is that true?  Signed,  Auto-Pay Ray Dear Ray: I get it.  Auto-pay is handy technology that enables…

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II Accounts Earn Higher Interest

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  Why does my IIM account pay so much higher interest than my bank account?   Isn’t it basically the same thing? Signed, Loves Coffee Dear Loves Coffees, An IIM or Individual Indian Money account is a very unique financial product that differs from a bank account in several key ways.  For starters…

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Commitment Device

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  How can I convince my dad he needs to save for retirement?  He just spends and spends while saying “live in the now”. Signed, Worried About Daddy Dear Worried, You’re an awesome daughter to show concern for your dad’s financial future.  The percentage of folks not saving enough for retirement is staggering. …

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