Native American-Owned Businesses

Supporting Native American, Tribal, and Indigenous Community Businesses

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We are committed to elevating the success of Native American, Tribal, and Indigenous Community businesses. Below is a curated list of   funding, programs, and resources offered by various organizations who support Native American, Tribal, and Indigenous Community businesses. If you have any resources that should be added to this list, please reach out to 

Funding Opportunities

Name Type Description
Change Labs Support Organization We foster the creation of successful Native American small businesses that provide a social benefit to tribal communities.
Department of Defense Indian Incentive Program Federal Program Federal program run by the Department of Defense for Native American Owned businesses.
First Nations Development Institute Support Organization First Nations Development Institute improves economic conditions for Native Americans through direct financial grants, technical assistance & training, and advocacy & policy.
IDRS Acorn Project Support Organization We have years of experience working with small business owners in Indian Country. We are committed to helping your dream of success come to life. We strive to help Native people live a better life through the creation of small business ownership enabling them to improve not only their own lives, but the lives of their family and community.
Indian Loan Guarantee and Insurance Program (ILGP) Federal Loan Program Through ILGP, the Division of Capital Investment (DCI) helps American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes and individuals get reasonable interest rates and overcome challenges to conventional financing, while also reducing the risk to lenders with the financial support of the federal government.
National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development Support Organization The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. With over 50 years of assisting American Indian Tribes and tribal people with business and economic development– we have evolved into the largest national Indian specific business organization in the nation.
Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI) gGrant Federal Grant Every year, our Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI) offers the opportunity for tribes and tribal organization to receive funding to hire consultants to conduct feasibility studies or business plans on the viability of a business, technology, or economic development project.
Native American Finance Officers Association Support Organization Created in 1982 as the Native American Finance Officers Association, NAFOA is committed to supporting tribal economies through sound economic and fiscal policy, innovative learning opportunities, convening thought leadership, and developing resources for tribes that strengthen governance and exercise sovereignty.
Native American-Owned Businesses SBA Resource The federal government provides opportunities in contracting, business development, and other programs for Native American small business owners.
Native CDFIs Resource List The below lists includes entities that primarily serve (meaning, at least 50% of their activities are directed toward serving Native Americans, Alaska Natives and/or Native Hawaiians) a Native Community and from which the Fund receives a complete CDFI Certification Application by the applicable deadline of the NACA Program application, evidencing that all Applicant meets all requirements to be certified as a CDFI.
NDN Collective Support Organization NDN Collective is an Indigenous-led organization dedicated to building Indigenous power. Through organizing, activism, philanthropy, grantmaking, capacity-building and narrative change, we are creating sustainable solutions on Indigenous terms.
The National Congress of American Indians Support Organization The National Congress of American Indians, founded in 1944, is the oldest, largest and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization serving the broad interests of tribal governments and communities.