Lakota Funds
  • P.O. Box 340 Kyle, South Dakota 57752 USA
  • (605) 455-2500
  • M-F 8:30am-4:30pm

As a 501c3 non-profit organization, Lakota Funds greatly appreciates any level of giving. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Make a Sound Investment in Lakota Funds

Native community development financial institutions are a largely overlooked and low risk avenue to socially responsible lending. As a 501c3 non-profit organization and a Native CDFI certified by the US Treasury, Lakota Funds has a proven track record for bringing a financial return along with documented community impact. Our unique but effective risk management strategies result in excellent loan portfolio performance.

Lakota Funds uses investments to lend to Lakota entrepreneurs who have demonstrated the desire and motivation to bring their business to life through a comprehensive planning and training process. By investing in Lakota Funds you are putting money directly into new and expanding businesses on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, creating jobs, and providing much-needed goods and services, potentially touching the lives of hundreds of Oglala Lakota people. We offer our investors flexible rates and terms, but most of our investments are repaid within a 3-year period with an average interest rate of 2.5%.

 

2016 Annual Report

Our 2016 annual report themed “Connecting Capital, Assets, and Resources,” features a variety of success stories, accomplishments, and community impact statistics to provide you with an understanding of how Lakota Funds’ holistic approach creates change within our service area.

Download 2016 Annual Report

Past Annual Reports

2014 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

2012 Annual Report

Our Supporters

As a non-profit organization Lakota Funds operates on generous grants, donations, and investments from dedicated supporters. It is through these partnerships that we are able to deliver much-needed products and services to the Lakota Oyate of the Pine Ridge Reservation. We would like to thank:

AEO
Boston Foundation
Bush Foundation
The CDFI Fund
Citi Foundation
Clover Charitable
Eighth Day Faith Community
F.B. Heron Foundation
Fannie Mae
First Nations Development Institute
Flora Family Foundation
Ford Foundation
Golden West
Headwaters Foundation
Health & Human Services, Administration for Children & Families
Hewlett Packard
Hoop Dance Academy Project
HRK Foundation
Johnson Scholarship
Kellogg Foundation
Kola Foundation
Mennonite Central Committee
Mott Foundation
NeighborWorks America
Northwest Area Foundation
Opportunity Finance Network
Oweesta
RCI/RCDI
SD Community Foundation
Shakopee
South Dakota Governor's Office of Economic Development
Starbucks
Tides Foundation
USDA
Walton Family Foundation
Various Individual Donors