Investing & Donating

Partnerships in Native Communities

Strategic Goals


Grow Loan Portfolio to $1.5 Million by Providing Diverse and Innovative Financing Products that Support Economic Prosperity

Grow Number of Tribal and Community Members Impacted by NCDF Services throughout the Region

Support Development of Social and Physical

Grow Nimiipuu Community Development Fund Internal Capacity to Support the Long-Term

Donating and investing in Native non-profits yield profound impacts that resonate far beyond monetary contributions. By supporting these organizations, individuals and businesses become catalysts for positive change within Indigenous communities.

Financial contributions enable Nimiipuu Fund, a certified 501(c)3 non-profit, to preserve cultural heritage, promote financial education, and provide essential financial and business services. Moreover, these investments empower Native communities to thrive economically, fostering entrepreneurship and sustainable development. By channeling resources into Native non-profits, donors actively participate in the preservation of traditions, the nurturing of talent, and the cultivation of a stronger, more resilient Indigenous society. Every donation and investment represents a commitment to building a brighter future, enriching lives, and ensuring that the unique cultural heritage of Native communities continues to flourish.

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.

Financial Community Partners

The work we do at our non-profit organization is aimed at providing a holistic approach to solving some of our society’s biggest challenges. We make sure our partners are empowered by creating opportunities for individuals and communities. Qe’ci’yew’yew for all those who have donated, volunteered, and supported Nimiipuu Fund's mission.

All Event Sponsors, Donors & Volunteers

City Service Valcon

Clearwater River Casino

Coeur d'Alene Casino

Edward Jones FSA Investment Group

Idaho Beverages/Admiral Beverage

Idaho Central Credit Union

Idaho Connect

Idaho Nonprofit Center

Idaho SBDC

Idaho Women’s Business Center

Innovia Foundation

Kauffman and Associates

Lancer Lanes

Lapwai High School

LCCU (Lewis Clark Credit Union)

Little Roots Learning Center

Merrill - Larson-Kirkpatrick Group

NDN Fund

Nez Perce Express

Nez Perce Tourism

Nez Perce Tribe Career Technical Center

Nez Perce Tribal Enterprises

Nez Perce Tribal Housing Authority

Nez Perce Tribe

Nixyaawii Community Financial Services

Northwest Area Foundation

Northwest Native Development Fund

Northwest Native Lenders

Network Opportunity Finance Network

Oregon Native American Chamber

Oweesta Corporation

Points Consulting

Prairie River Library District

RBC Wealth Management

Randall and Hurley

Roxanne Best

Sebly Consulting

Seneca Direct

Tim Gresback, Attorney

Two Rivers Community Development Corporation - Daucey Brewington USDA

U.S. Small Business Administration

U.S. Treasury CDFI Fund

Umpqua Bank

Are you ready to help businesses succeed?

Your backing fuels the progress of our communities. If you're interested in contributing to our mission through financial support or partnership opportunities, please get in touch with us today!

“Native CDFIs open avenues for economic opportunity through innovative financial products, advanced capacity building efforts, and deep relationships with their respective Tribal communities.”

Chrystel Cornelius, President and CEO of Oweesta Corporation