Lakota Funds
  • P.O. Box 340 Kyle, South Dakota 57752 USA
  • (605) 455-2500
  • M-F 8:30am-4:30pm
Seeking to Fill Position for Ag Lender!

Seeking to Fill Position for Ag Lender!

  Lakota Funds, a Native American community loan fund, based on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, is currently hiring for an Ag Lender. As a nonprofit organization, our mission is to promote economic sustainability on the Pine Ridge Reservation and geographic service area, through business loans, technical assistance, […]

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Native American Homeownership Featured on Freddie Mac Podcast

Native American Homeownership Featured on Freddie Mac Podcast

During the Freddie Mac Home Starts Here podcast, James Cromartie from Freddie Mac and Tawney Brunsch (Executive Director of Lakota Funds) discuss the realities of homeownership. They outline, not only the challenges, but also the exciting headway that is being made to increase homeownership opportunities in Native communities.

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We’re Hiring

We’re Hiring

  Asset Development Specialist SUMMARY OF JOB DUTIES As a full-time position, our Asset Development Specialist will: Teach Financial Literacy and Homebuyer Education classes Work closely with clients on an individual basis to help them meet their homeownership and asset development goals by providing financial coaching and assistance QUALIFICATIONS The […]

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COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources We have compiled a list of resources we think might be helpful to our community members as they are dealing with the impacts of COVID-19. As we get new information, we’ll continue to update this page. Please check back regularly.  For Small Businesses Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Are […]

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Modified Operations in Response to COVID-19

Modified Operations in Response to COVID-19

  The health, safety, and well-being of our staff and community members is our top priority. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lakota Funds will be making some adjustments in our daily operations while continuing to provide access to our programs. Effective Wednesday, March 25, 2020, we will transition to a […]

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Tawney Brunsch joins Community Advisory Council (CAC)

Tawney Brunsch joins Community Advisory Council (CAC)

  The Federal Reserve Board in late October 2019 announced four new members of its Community Advisory Council (CAC), one of them being our very own Tawney Brunsch, Executive Director of Lakota Funds. Tawney and the other new members will serve three-year terms beginning in 2020. The CAC is composed […]

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Job Announcement: Janitor/Maintenance

This is a part-time position, approximately 20 hours per week. The Janitor/Maintenance will perform routine cleaning and maintenance services at the Lakota Trade Center building, haul trash from the Eagle Nest Housing twice weekly, mow grass during summer months at Lakota Trade Center and Eagle Nest Housing. Detailed job duties […]

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From Chef to Restaurateur, Stacey Livermont Purchases Piesano’s Pacchia

From Chef to Restaurateur, Stacey Livermont Purchases Piesano’s Pacchia

As the 10th annual Small Business Saturday approaches, Stacey Livermont (Oglala Sioux) is celebrating her entry into restaurant ownership at Piesano’s Pacchia after 20 years as the pizzeria’s chef. She began working at Piesano’s in 1999, just three years after the restaurant opened, and has become an integral part of […]

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Community Partners Combine Forces to Open Doors to Homeownership

Community Partners Combine Forces to Open Doors to Homeownership

In the tail winds of Veteran’s Day, we and two of our community partners – Mazaska Owecaso Otipi Financial and the Lakota Federal Credit Union – are celebrating with Garfield Iron Crow (Oglala Sioux), a Native American veteran, as construction of his new home nears completion. After serving in the […]

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