SAN FRANCISCO (October 3, 2023) — Wells Fargo today announced nearly $11 million in grants to 28 organizations across six states as part of its Invest Native program. Invest Native is a $20 million philanthropic initiative by Wells Fargo to strengthen housing access and affordability, small business growth, financial health and sustainability in Native communities.
The program supports Native-led and Native-serving organizations, including community development financial institutions (CDFIs), nonprofits, Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs), and Native collaboratives, which comprise two or more organizations working together to achieve common goals within the six-state territory. Within this round of grants, five organizations are located in Arizona, six in Montana, eight in New Mexico, two in North Dakota, six in South Dakota, and one in Wyoming
28 Grantees by State
- Change Labs
- Nahata Foundation
- Native Renewables, Inc.
- Red Feather Development Group
- Southwest Native Assets Coalition
- Great Plains Veterans Services Center
- NACDC Financial Services, Inc.
- Native American Development Corporation
- Northern Cheyenne Tribal Housing
- Plenty Doors Community Development Corporation
- Salish and Kootenai Housing Authority (fiscal sponsor of Montana Native Homeownership Coalition)
- Americans for Indian Opportunity
- Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Inc.
- Laguna Housing Development and Management Enterprise
- Native Community Capital (individual grant and fiscal sponsor for Tribal Homeownership Coalition of the Southwest)
- Navajo Townsite Community Development Corporation
- New Mexico Community Capital
- Southwestern Association of Indian Arts, Inc.
- Tamaya Housing, Inc.
- Sacred Pipe Resource Center
- Standing Rock Renewable Energy Power Authority
- Akiptan, Inc.
- Cheyenne River Housing Authority
- Four Bands Community Fund
- Lakota Funds (individual grant and fiscal sponsor for South Dakota Native Homeownership Coalition grant)
- Mountain | Plains Regional Native CDFI Coalition
- Red Cloud Renewable