Our Vision

A better financial life by advancing individual self-determination and self-sufficiency for every community member.

Nimiipuu Fund operates as an accredited Native Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) loan fund. Established with the visionary goal of fostering self-sufficiency, we have pioneered pathways for entrepreneurs, individuals and families, empowering them with access to capital and development services. Our carefully curated events and classes serve as valuable opportunities for business owners, homeowners, and community members to come together, learn, and engage. By blending these educational initiatives with the rich tapestry of our cultural values and traditions, we create an inclusive environment where growth, learning, and heritage harmoniously coexist.


Our Services

Nimiipuu Fund, a recognized Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), provides a range of essential services, including business counseling, financing resources, and lending support. We provide loans and services to tribal and non-tribal community members on or near the Nez Perce Reservation vicinity, spanning across Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

Business Lending

We strive to offer the financial assistance needed to strengthen and sustain your entrepreneurial ventures within our community. Our mission is to empower individuals and businesses by offering expert guidance, financial assistance, and resources tailored to their unique needs.

Consumer Lending

Our primary focus is on educating individuals to become knowledgeable borrowers, with a strong emphasis on debt reduction within our community. We achieve this through our Personal, Employee, and Holiday Loan programs, promoting financial literacy and responsible borrowing practices.

Home Improvement Lending

Enhance your home's energy efficiency or undertake projects that boost its value using our specialized home improvement loans. We're here to support your endeavors to create a more comfortable and valuable living space.

Financial Resources

We assist you in achieving your financial objectives by providing personalized financial coaching, valuable resources, meaningful connections, and a range of classes and events. Our aim is to empower borrowers and consumers with essential knowledge, enabling them to make informed decisions and navigate their financial journey successfully.

Are you ready?

Apply today and find out if you're eligible for financing through Nimiipuu Fund's loan.

“Native CDFIs have deep knowledge of their communities. With determination and steadfast commitment, they seek creative and innovative ways to meet the capital needs of their people.”

Beth Lipson, Interim President and CEO of Opportunity Finance Network

Classes & Events

Nimiipuu Fund is committed to the Native Community, our members and partners. We work to enhance and help individuals and businesses become financially savvy.

Changing & Shaping Lives

Nimiipuu Fund is dedicated to empowering Native Sovereignty. Over the last decade, we have equipped the Native communities in our vicinity with essential tools, training, and capital, enabling them to take charge of their economic futures.


Total Loans


Total Loan Funding


Individual Consumer Loans


Loaned to Individual Consumers


Credit Builder Loans


Loaned to Credit Builders


Small Business Loans
Startup & Existing


Loaned to Startup & Existing Small Businesses

Total Loans from 2016-2022.