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Four Bands Community Fund
Box 932
Eagle Butte, SD 57625
605-964-3687 phone
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Neil Hahne of Moreau-Grand Electric installs colorful street banners in downtown Eagle Butte. The addition of the banners is part of the "Spruce Up Downtown" campaign led by Four Bands and the Cheyenne River Chamber of Commerce.

More than 200 area residents have successfully completed the CREATE (Cheyenne River Entrepreneurial Assistance Training and Education) program. Upon completion of the program, CREATE graduates are eligible to apply for a small business loan from Four Bands. Pictured are the Spring 2009 CREATE graduates; back row:  Rhae Washburn, Kyle Ward, Dean Haskell, RJ Lawrence, Daniel Butcher, and John D. Lemke, Instructor; front row:  Terrilee Yells Eagle, Christine Ward, Tracy Garreau, Noel Brown, and Jennifer Brown.

Business training and technical assistance is important to small business success. Four Bands works with people from the Cheyenne River Reservation individually and in group settings to help them prepare a business plan, open a business, and deliver products or services to their markets. Because of the extreme poverty conditions of the people we serve, the training and technical assistance services are offered at no charge. These services are expensive to provide.

Four Bands must raise different types of capital-contributions, investments, and grants-to deliver technical assistance and make loans, which in turn expand our earned income potential.

We want as many people and institutions as possible to share in the successes of Four Bands, to strengthen our capacity as a CDFI that supports small businesses, and to help us invest in people on Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. Four Bands is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity. Therefore, gifts to us are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by federal law. We conduct an annual audit of our financial information. View our most recent audit here.

Here's what one of Four Bands' contributors says about us:

"Four Bands Community Fund has developed a national reputation for the quality services Tanya Fiddler and her excellent staff provide. They offer financial education, entrepreneurship development, asset building products, and a host of other programs that are improving the lives of residents of the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation and beyond. I have the privilege of working with dozens of non-profit organizations across South Dakota, and few are as effective or clearly making as much of a difference in their communities as Four Bands Community Fund.”
Jerry Nachtigal, Vice President, Public and Government Affairs, Citibank (South Dakota), N.A.