Our work with businesses would not be possible without funding from a diverse group of supporters who share our commitment to business and economic development in our Nebraska, Iowa and southeast South Dakota service area.
Our list of past and current Community Partners includes:
SCORE Counselors to America’s Small Business. A nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.
ONABEN (Oregon Native American Business and Entrepreneurial Network Inc.) offers training and support focused on developing entrepreneurship in Indian communities.
Center for Rural Affairs – Standing up for the small family farmer, new business owner, and rural communities. A leading force engaging people to build a better rural future for over 40 years.
Nebrasaka Enterprise Fund (NEF) has capital funds available to provide gap financing for small /micro businesses and revolving loan funds for microenterprise development organizations and community economic development programs.
The Native Entrepreneur Investment Fund is the first-ever statewide lending program for Native communities. It’s goal is to expand access to fair lending products to all nine reservations throughout the state of South Dakota.
RedWind Group, Inc. is a management consulting firm that helps organizations create and sustain exceptional performance. We provide the skills, knowledge, and practical tools to empower organizations to make choices that help realize their goals.
Our list of past and current Project Partners includes:
Catholic Campaign For Human Development – works to break the cycle of poverty by helping low-income people participate in decisions that affect their lives, families and communities. CCHD offers a hand up, not a hand out.
The vision of the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (the CDFI Fund) is to economically empower America’s underserved and distressed communities.
The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is a federally recognized tribe headquartered in Niobrara, Nebraska. We offer a broad range of health, social, educational and cultural services through five office sites.
First Nations Oweesta Corporation supports economic growth in Native American communities through the creation, development and capitalization of Community Development Financial Institutions.
The US Department of Agriculture, Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in rural America.
First Nations Development Institute – Our mission is to strengthen American Indian economies to support healthy Native communities.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.
The Administration for Native Americans ANA promotes self-sufficiency for Native Americans by providing discretionary grant funding for community based projects, and training and technical assistance to eligible tribes and native organizations.
The purpose of Osni Ponca, LLC is to engage in economic development activities for the benefit of the Ponca Tribe and its members.