Community Development Papers

Growth and Performance of the Native CDFI Loan Fund Sector, 2001–2012

Michou Kokodoko | Community Development Project Director

Published January 30, 2015

The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund’s Native initiatives seek to increase access to credit, capital, and financial services in Native communities through the creation and expansion of community development financial institutions (CDFIs) primarily serving Native communities. This report analyzes the growth and performance of Native CDFI loan funds. The data analyzed, which are from IRS Form 990, suggest that loan funds serving Native communities grew significantly in number and asset size from 2001 through 2012 and have generally posted fairly positive financial ratios.