Coronavirus COVID-19 Response


Nimiipuu Fund is monitoring the Coronavirus/COVID-19 closely and is preparing to support our customers and employees during this time. Our office will remain open for now and our staff readily available to serve your financial needs and lending. We are monitoring updates and recommendations from health officials and best practices in the lending field. We want to convey our desire to support your efforts in preparation, not out of fear, should an outbreak occur in our communities. 

For Our Customers:

If you have been affected by COVID-19 or feeling ill. Please call 208-621-3531 or email [email protected] to reach George Moody, Loan Officer to discuss your current loan or how to conduct transactions remotely.

You may also enroll in our online system “OTIS” and complete any inquiry, track your loan, or complete an online application. Link to the inquiry can be found on our website at or contact Wetalu Rodriguez, Social Impact Analyst at 208-621-4847 or [email protected] for assistance to access your account. 

By using these options, you now have the ability to:

Update your personal profile so we can keep you informed.

Access your loan information and check balances.

Payment Options: Complete employer payroll deduction, bank transfer, mail in checks or call in with payment.

Our Trainings & Events:

We want to consider the wellness of our participants, trainers, and staff. The Native Artist Professional Development Training and Youth Artist training scheduled for April 8-10 has been postponed until further notice. Additional training with our financial educators and partners are to be determined. Financial Coaching may still be available and if you have an appointment or want more information on this service, contact George Moody. Online resources are also available on our website and will be posted on our Facebook page. 

Our Office:

We clean our office used by our employees and customers daily.   In the instance we have to change hours, allow for remote work, close due to the recommendation of local health officials or other well-being concerns.  Nimiipuu Fund will communicate this in our office, online at and via our official social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn). 

Per the Nez Perce Tribal resolution passed on March 10, 2020, we are restricting travel, postponement or cancellation of events, sanitation guidelines from the Tribe and the incident response team. For the latest information about Coronavirus, visit the CDC’s resource center. 


Jonelle Yearout, Executive Director

Nimiipuu Community Development Fund


[email protected]