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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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More Covid-19 Relief

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  How do I know if I’m eligible to receive the new Covid-19 monthly relief payments that were just announced? Signed, Arizona Mom  Dear Arizona Mom It’s official.  Starting in July the IRS will begin making monthly payments to families that qualify for a recently expanded child tax credit.  This Covid-19 related…

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Family Matters

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  My cousin has a habit of not paying back loans, but just asked to borrow more money.  How can I help without getting burned?  Signed,  Twice Burned Dear Twice Burned: I’ve learned over the years that money lent to friends and family has a bad track record of not getting paid…

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Why Tip?

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  I’m a server at a restaurant and get frustrated when Native customers don’t tip. I work hard to provide good service and it’s not only insulting but tough financially when my own people stiff me. What’s up with Natives who don’t tip? Signed, Tips Please Dear Tips, Although I’ve heard this complaint before,…

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Jobless Benefits Fraud

Dear Dr. Per Cap: I received a 1099-G that lists over $3,000 in unemployment benefits paid by the state in 2020.  I didn’t receive any unemployment last year.  What should I do? Signed,  Working through the Pandemic Dear Working, Report this as fraud through your state unemployment agency website immediately.  There’s been a huge surge…

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Return Fraud

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  Someone approached me online with an offer to buy my Amazon account.  It seemed kind of sketchy so I didn’t reply.  Why would someone want to buy an account when they can just open their own? Signed,  Pueblo Shopkin Dear Pueblo Shopkin People buying Amazon accounts is a shady practice linked…

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Short on Change

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  Is it true the government is going to do away with small coins?   Signed,  Thrifty Nickel Dear Thrifty Nickel While it might appear that pennies and nickels are more out of date than a Ronald McDonald vs Hamburglar commercial – don’t expect them to disappear any time soon.  In fact one…

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