Funders & Partners

New Mexico Community Capital (NMCC) is a private not-for-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and Native American CDFI; and a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, serving as an umbrella for the Native Entrepreneur in Residence Program.

NMCC’s Native Entrepreneur in Residence Program is made possible by support from:

  • Administration for Native Americans (ANA)
  • Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI)
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Small Business Association (SBA)
  • Forest County Potawatomi Foundation
  • Isora Foundation
  • Amerind Risk
  • New Mexico Community Capital

If you are interested in supporting the work of the NEIR program either programmatically or in sustainable operations, please contact Peter Holter, director@nmccap.org.

Recognizing the need to develop and grow Native American entrepreneurial businesses, NEIR received long term grants and funding from ANA-SEEDS/ CDFI-NACA, and the SBA, to launch its program, with these goals:

  • Reduce “economic leakage” in Tribal communities
  • Retain and grow circulation of money earned via development of local entrepreneurship
  • Create Tribal economic diversification, growth, and sustainability
  • Strengthen skill sets
  • Move from a state of “possibility” to a state of “probability” in Tribal economic growth
  • Grow the reality and awareness of high performing Native American entrepreneurs throughout the U.S.

Additional on-going support to sustain and expand the NEIR program is always welcome.