Hiring Announcement for Regional Revolving Loan Fund Manager
Hiring Announcement for Regional Revolving Loan Fund Manager

October 31, 2022 Seeking Qualified Candidates for Regional Revolving Loan Fund Manager Four Bands and eight other Native CDFI partners have recently come together to create the Mountain Plains Regional Native CDFI Coalition’s Regional Revolving Loan Fund. This inaugural $22M revolving loan fund will support small business owners in South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, and

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests Approximately $45 Million to Grow the Indigenous Finance Sector in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming Through American Rescue Plan Regional Challenge
U.S. Department of Commerce Invests Approximately $45 Million to Grow the Indigenous Finance Sector in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming Through American Rescue Plan Regional Challenge

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests Approximately $45 Million to Grow the Indigenous Finance Sector in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming Through American Rescue Plan Regional Challenge September 02, 2022 President Biden announced the Mountain | Plains Regional Native CDFI Coalition as one of 21 winners of the $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge, the

Making Money Matter During Tax Season
Making Money Matter During Tax Season

Our tax preparation service brought $2M to Cheyenne River households! June 30, 2022 Every year Four Bands operates a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site where we help people file their income tax returns free of charge. An important part of this work is making sure they claim all of the tax credits they can,

Join our growing team!
Join our growing team!

May 23, 2022 We’re hiring for two positions! Four Bands is pleased to announce that we are hiring for two positions that come with competitive salaries, full benefits, and the option to work remotely! If you are passionate about creating economic opportunity in Native communities, we encourage you to apply for one of these positions:

Four Bands Named as Bush Foundation Grant Making Partner
Four Bands Named as Bush Foundation Grant Making Partner

April 19, 2022 Announcing the Bush Foundation’s partnership with the Good Relatives Collaborative In a commitment to sharing power by providing grants through community-rooted partners, Bush Foundation announced the Good Relatives Collaborative that will design and operate a community-based grant program serving the Native nations and communities across their region. The Good Relatives Collaborative —

Mark Shupick Retires After Nearly 20 Years of Helping Entrepreneurs
Mark Shupick Retires After Nearly 20 Years of Helping Entrepreneurs

  Supporting Entrepreneurial Growth & Development on Cheyenne River for 20 Years March 31, 2022 In 2002, Mark Shupick was hired on as Four Bands Community Fund’s Enterprise Manager where he managed the gift shop in the old depot at the end of Main Street. Since then, he has served in several positions within the

Request for Proposal – Regional Competitiveness Officer
Request for Proposal – Regional Competitiveness Officer

January 18, 2022 Seeking Proposals for Regional Competitiveness Officer Four Bands Community Fund, Inc. is requesting proposals for the role of Regional Competitiveness Officer from consulting firms that possess the ability to perform successfully under the conditions outlined in “Services to be performed” below. We invite your firm to submit a proposal for the fulfillment

Vogel Advocates for More Federal Support of Community Loan Funds
Vogel Advocates for More Federal Support of Community Loan Funds

  Our Executive Director, Lakota Vogel, testified on January 5, 2022 before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development. Lakota was one of three witnesses to testify in the hearing titled, “Exploring How Community Development Financial Institutions Support Underserved Communities.” The hearing followed the introduction of a new bill to help expand

A Tribute to Cora Mae Haskell
A Tribute to Cora Mae Haskell

      Inspiring Entrepreneurs & Teaching the Ways of Responsible Financial Management December 10, 2021 Cora Mae Haskell started her career in the education field by teaching high school for 11 years and then spent another 12 years at the college level. After a successful teaching career, she changed professions, but always remained an

Collaboration with Tribe to Expand Capital Access
Collaboration with Tribe to Expand Capital Access

      State Small Business Credit Initiative July 16, 2021 As part of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) has been resurrected with some new guidelines that will benefit Native communities. In the past, this program channeled federal dollars through state-run loan programs to small businesses. But

Providing Economic Relief Through the Pandemic
Providing Economic Relief Through the Pandemic

Supporting Ag Producers, Small Business Owners, and Families July 15, 2021 As the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Four Bands pivoted our operations to focus on recovery and resiliency. Many of the ag producers, small business owners, and families we work with struggled through the economic shutdown. But, they all made it through! We leveraged partnerships with

Introducing Our Three New Staff Members!
Introducing Our Three New Staff Members!

Join us in welcoming our new team members July 1, 2021 Tori Chasing Hawk In her position as Loan Administrator, Tori is often times the first point of contact for our clients, providing program information to those who make inquiries. Tori serves as the main interface for clients who are in the process of accessing

Making Money Matter During Tax Season
Making Money Matter During Tax Season

Our tax preparation service brought $3.5M to Cheyenne River households! June 30, 2021 Every year Four Bands operates a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site where we help people file their income tax returns free of charge. With a new touchless system to ensure everyone’s health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, several staff and

Four Bands Featured in USDA Resource Guide
Four Bands Featured in USDA Resource Guide

USDA launches resource guide to help America’s rural workforce build back better. June 10, 2021 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Justin Maxson unveiled a resource guide to help rural community leaders start and expand employment opportunities and access resources to train, recruit, and create a sustainable rural workforce.

Four Bands Becomes Approved Lender for Farm Service Agency Guarantee Program
Four Bands Becomes Approved Lender for Farm Service Agency Guarantee Program

New FSA Guaranteed Lender Status will support increased capital needs of Native farmers and ranchers. March 5, 2021 Four Bands Community Fund is pleased to announce we have been approved as a lender in USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) Guaranteed Farm Loan Program. With this new designation, we will have the ability to deploy agriculture

We’re Hiring!
We’re Hiring!

Seeking Qualified Applicants for Two Open Positions March 2, 2021 Four Bands is excited to announce that we’re hiring for two positions – a Business Loan Officer and a Loan Administrator. Both positions will play critical roles within our organization to create access to capital on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation and for tribal members

Lakota Vogel to Share How Four Bands is Creating Economic Inclusion During Tax Season
Lakota Vogel to Share How Four Bands is Creating Economic Inclusion During Tax Season

Webinar: Increasing the Number of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Sites, Account Access, and Economic Inclusion in South Dakota On February 24, 2021 at 1:00pm Mountain Time, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will host a webinar to discuss economic inclusion, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program, and the

Alissa Benoist to Present on Financial Sovereignty at Black Hills State University
Alissa Benoist to Present on Financial Sovereignty at Black Hills State University

Part of the American Indian Studies Speaker Series February 23, 2021 Alissa Benoist, Four Bands’ Program Coordinator, will be discussing the topic of financial sovereignty as part of Black Hills State University’s Center for American Indian Studies Speaker Series. The virtual presentation will take place on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at 12:30pm Mountain Time. Those

Free Tax Preparation Services Offered
Free Tax Preparation Services Offered

  Same great service offered in a new way this year! January 25, 2021 Four Bands Community Fund will be offering our annual free tax preparation services from February 1st through April 15th. To keep staff and community members safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, these services will be offered through a drop-off system this

Twenty Homebuyers to Receive Down Payment Assistance
Twenty Homebuyers to Receive Down Payment Assistance

New funds to make homeownership affordable for more families! December 17, 2020 Four Bands Community Fund received a $114,000 Housing Opportunity Fund award from the South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA). The award was part of $12 million awarded for affordable housing across the state. We will use the award to provide down payment assistance

Four Bands Community Fund Welcomes New Board Members
Four Bands Community Fund Welcomes New Board Members

  December 7, 2020 Four Bands Community Fund recently seated three new members to our Board of Directors, including: Noorie Brantmeier (Arapaho and Saponi), a partner at Seven Sisters Community Development Group and Associate Professor at James Madison University. Stewart Sarkozy-Banoczy, Managing Director, North America / Global Strategic Partnerships Lead, Global Resilient Cities Network and

Small Businesses Matter!
Small Businesses Matter!

Small businesses create jobs, generate income, and support our community.   Behind every small business is a family that is passionate about their line of work and cares about making our community a better place. Although many of our small business owners work well beyond 40 hours per week, most bring home only modest incomes.

Four Bands Among 30 Organizations to Receive Funding from Citi Foundation
Four Bands Among 30 Organizations to Receive Funding from Citi Foundation

  Funds Directed to Organizations Serving Small Businesses Owned by People of Color and Households Most Impacted by COVID-19 November 20, 2020 The Citi Foundation today named 30 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) that will collectively receive $15 million to support their efforts to provide small businesses with the vital resources needed to sustain their

Making Money Matter During Tax Season
Making Money Matter During Tax Season

This tax season, we helped our community members save $144,000 in commercial tax preparation fees! November 19, 2020 Every year Four Bands operates a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site where we help people file their income tax returns free of charge. An important part of this work is making sure they claim all of

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