To help self-governing communities of American Indians attain their economic development goals.
FINRA is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to investor protection and market integrity and has created the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. The foundation offers knowledge, skills and tools necessary for financial success to underserved Americans.
First Nations Development Institute
First Nations Development Institute believes when Native Peoples have appropriate resources they are capable to ensure the sustainable, economic, spiritual and cultural well-being of their communities. First Nations invests and creates innovative institutions and models that strengthens asset control and supports economic development for American Indian people and their communities. First Nations also helps to improve economic conditions through technical assistance and training, advocacy and policy, and direct financial grants.
To provide opportunities for Native people to develop financial assets and create wealth by assisting in the establishment of strong, permanent institutions and programs contributing to economic independence and strengthening sovereignty for all Native communities.
Jump$tart supports the financial education efforts of its partners and affiliates, brings together the financial literacy community to foster cooperation and collaboration. Jump$tart raises the importance of financial literacy and the importance of effective financial education.
The Buder Center for American Indian Studies (BCAIS) is a premier graduate degree scholarship program in social work committed to the education of American Indian MSW students. The Buder Center recruits qualified American Indian scholars; provides student support in a demanding course of study; develops curriculum; conducts research and engages in policy development that directly impacts Indian Country. We prepare future American Indian leaders to practice in tribal and urban settings, making significant contributions to the health, wellness and the sustained future of Indian Country.
Our greatest inspiration comes from the founding members of the American Indian Women's Service League who recognized early on the social issues Native people would face when the federal government passed the Indian Relocation Act in the early 1950s. Thousands of Native Americans across the U.S. were relocated to major cities and Seattle became a stopping point along the way. Recognizing, appreciating, and maintaining this vital and precious history of the strength and endurance of Native women inspired us to document their contributions through the Native Women's Leadership Forum and Enduring Spirit Honoring Luncheon. Native American tradition teaches us respect through many different actions and ceremonies. Native American tradition also teaches us the value of looking beyond the past and to look at our present and to the future. Our Leadership development work incorporates these principles of Native values.
Through its work in growing tribal economies and strengthening tribal finance NAFOA supports the advancement of independent and culturally vibrant American Indian and Alaska Native communities. NAFOA launched over three decades ago as the Native American Finance Officers Association to highlight the role of tribal finance in fostering economic opportunities. Since that time, NAFOA has grown along with tribal economies.
The Native CDFI Network’s mission is to be a national voice and advocate that strengthens and promotes Native community development financial institutions (CDFIs), creating access to capital and resources for Native peoples.
Prosperity Now (formerly CFED) believes that everyone deserves a chance to prosper. Since 1979, we have helped make it possible for millions of people, especially people of color and those of limited incomes, to achieve financial security, stability and, ultimately, prosperity. We offer a unique combination of scalable practical solutions, in-depth research and proven policy solutions, all aimed at building wealth for those who need it most.
We are practitioners, advisors, coaches, and ambassadors in the community development and asset building fields, as well as mothers, role models, and community leaders.
We are a band of women who care deeply about the work we do, holding ourselves to the highest standards as we facilitate organizational growth and change.
United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. is dedicated to enhancing the development of federally recognized Indian Tribes, to improving the capabilities of Tribal governments, and assisting the USET Members and their governments in dealing effectively with public policy issues and in serving the broad needs of Indian people.
To equip all Indigenous Peoples with the tools needed to become architects of our future. Through a holistic approach to infrastructure, funding, advocacy, consulting, and philanthropy they are fostering a world of justice and equity for all people and the planet.