First Nations Oweesta Corporation and OFN are proud to announce the opening of nominations for the two 12th Annual Native CDFI Awards, which recognize excellence in the Native CDFI industry. The Circle of Honor for Outstanding Leadership award recognizes a Native CDFI that is successfully increasing access to capital and financial resources in Native communities. The Visionary Leader for Outstanding Achievement award recognizes a person who has made a long-term contribution to the Native CDFI industry and whose efforts make them an inspiration for others.

For the Circle of Honor Award, one Native CDFI will be selected to win a $10,000 cash award to help strengthen and advance the important work they do. For the Visionary Leader Award, one individual who has impacted the Native CDFI industry through integral leadership will be selected and honored before the Native CDFI industry at the Native CDFI Awards Ceremony. The Visionary Leader Award honors leaders within Native CDFI industry, including practitioners, advocates, and partners of the Native CDFI industry.

The two award winners will be announced at the Native Awards Reception and Ceremony hosted by First Nations Oweesta Corporation, OFN, and Wells Fargo on the evening of Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at OFN's 2017 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. The winners will be invited to speak and highlight their achievements at this ceremony.

The application deadline is Friday, September 1, 2017. 

Learn more and find the nomination form here.


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