Featured Events

NeighborWorks Winter Virtual Training Institute

February 7-11, 2022

As communities across the country grapple with the lingering effects of COVID-19 and, at the same time,  tough issues around racial inequity and an uncertain economy, NeighborWorks is focused on capacity-building and the sharing of best practices. Knowledge, skills and new approaches have never been more important, but training must be flexible and cost-effective to work in our current environment.

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More Events

FY 2022 CDFI Program and NACA Program Pre-Application Webinar

Host: CDFI Fund
Time: January 10, 12pm MT

The CDFI Fund is hosting an informational pre-application webinar on January 10, 2022. Topics covered will include setting up your critical SAM.gov and Grants.gov accounts, adjusting your organizational profile in the Awards Management Information System (AMIS), and other ways your organization can prepare in advance for the FY 2022 application round.

Advance registration is not required to participate in the webinar. Access the webinar by clicking the link 5 minutes before the webinar begins.

The State of Affordability 2022

Host: Freddie Mac
Time: January 12, 9am MT

Hear firsthand, expert perspectives on the trends and effects of the current state of affordability, accessibility, and equitable housing on the future of housing. In addition, our panel will share their take on the impacts of financial hardships faced by first-time homebuyers (FTHB) and those in historically underserved communities.

Credit Action Planning: Leveraging the Credit Report as a Critical Financial Coaching and Counseling Tool

Host: Credit Builders Alliance
Time: January 13, 12pm MT

Attendees will receive a crash course in how to review a sample credit report for a thin file consumer and explore how to: interpret different sections of the report, assess readiness for new products and maintain positive accounts, and considerations around different types of derogatory accounts. Through this process, practitioners will better understand how to suggest actionable steps based on the credit profile and goals at hand.

Credit as an Asset: Winter 2022 Virtual Webinar Series

Host: Credit Builders Alliance
Time: January 18-February 22, 10:30am-12pm MT

CBA’s Credit as an Asset (CAAA) training is designed to help non-profit community-based organizations and financial capability professionals enhance their understanding of credit building as an asset-building strategy as well as best practices in credit education. Read more about the course here. Use promo code “CreditResolutions” for an additional 15% off* through January 14th.

Investing in Rural Prosperity

Host: NeighborWorks America
Time: January 26, 1pm MT

The Rural Initiative is hosting a webinar about the book released in November by the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) titled “Investing in Rural Prosperity.” Each chapter was individually authored by leaders in the field of Rural Economic and Community Development, including eight of our own network members.

Into the Fire: Transformation through Conflict

Host: Nonprofit Quarterly
Time: January 27, 12pm MT

Conflict offers us an honest assessment of where we are in relation to where we want to be. Our opportunity as nonprofit leaders is to design for tension and conflict in order to challenge, disrupt, and throw out the false comfort of white supremacy. A new guide by Jovida Ross and Weyam Ghadbian written directly to nonprofit and movement leaders, Turning Toward Each Other: A Conflict Workbook, serves as the inspiration for this session.

Building Native Communities: Financial Empowerment for Teens & Young Adults

Host: Oweesta Corporation
Time: February 8-24, 1pm MT
Location: Virtual

Financial literacy is an essential skill on the path to a healthy financial well-being and vital to building an empowered financial foundation for Native communities and strengthening Tribal economies. Join Oweesta for a state-of-the-art, interactive instructor training to help Native CDFIs, Tribal communities, and other Native organizations establish and sustain financial education programs tailored for youth in our communities.

Non-Profits Workshop

Host: Native Learning Center
Time: February 11, 11am-3pm MT

This virtual session will provide operational and leadership strategies as well as best practices to answer questions on building capacity and fostering growth for new and want-to-be Nonprofit Organizations.

Board of Directors Workshop

Host: Native Learning Center
Location: Virtual

This virtual session will provide operational and leadership strategies as well as best practices to answer questions on building capacity and fostering growth for board members.

Series 1

Time: March 1, 12pm MT

Series 2

Time: March 2, 12pm MT

Series 3

Time: March 3, 12pm MT


Time: March 4, 11am-2:30pm MT

Build Your Own Strategic Plan

Host: Native Learning Center
Time: March 10, 11am-2:30pm MT
Location: Virtual

This virtual session will provide operational and leadership strategies as well as best practices to answer specific questions on goal development and strategic planning.

Partner Spotlight

We are excited to share that our friends at Nixyaawii Community Financial Services (NCFS) recently received their CDFI certification by the CDFI Fund! The Umatilla Confederated Tribes began evaluating the CDFI opportunity in 2015 and formally approved the plan in February of 2020. Very quickly, they encountered unforeseen issues due to COVID. Despite these challenges, they opened their office in Oregon on August 10, 2021 and received certification on January 3rd. We are honored to have another Native CDFI partner in our journey to financial sovereignty.

Read their press release.

Career Board

Grants & Funding

Project Coordinator 
South Dakota Native Homeownership Coalition

Program Associate, NDN Partners
NDN Collective

Access to Ancestral Lands Grant Opportunity

First Nations Development Institute
January 31

Under the Access to Ancestral Lands grant opportunity within the California Tribal Fund, First Nations will award 12 to 15 grants averaging $35,000 to California-based tribes or tribally-controlled non-profit organizations as they work toward strengthening California-based Indigenous stewardship and protection of ancestral lands. The purpose of the grant is to increase California Tribal people’s access to ancestral homelands.

CDFI Program

Application Opens:
February 18
Deadline: May 3

The CDFI Program offers both Financial Assistance and Technical Assistance awards to CDFIs. These competitive awards support and enhance the ability of these organizations to meet the needs of the communities they serve. Both Financial and Technical Assistance awards empower CDFIs to grow, achieve organizational sustainability, and contribute to the revitalization of the communities they serve.

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