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 years and hold Indigenous culture throughout their business model.
Join us in congratulating them, and in thanking them for being pillars of culture in today’s economy!
Tiny Tots Learning Center, co-owned by Bobbie and Santee Penney, is a childcare center serving the Nez Perce Reservation. Since receiving initial seed funding from Nimiipuu Community Development Fund, Bobbie and Santee have been able to expand their operations and will soon open a center in Lewiston, ID. Tiny Tots is an impressive learning facility emphasizing cultural preservation in their educational curriculum and teaching the next generation nimiipuutimpt (Nez Perce Language) and nimiipuune’wit (Nez Perce Way of Life).