Activating Full Spectrum Capital for Indigenous Communities


How do we drive more investment capital to the ventures, small businesses, startups, funds, and nonprofits working in indigenous communities?

In partnership with Oweesta Corporation, Impact Finance Center is working to build the infrastructure to achieve this goal. The infrastructure includes Investor Accelerators (Impact Investing Giving Circles) and Investor Clubs that act as a marketplace to directly connect investors with the projects they care about.

If you are interested in participating in this effort and staying informed as it develops, whether you are an investor, philanthropist, entrepreneur, or otherwise interested in the sector, please fill out this survey.


Indigenous Communities Investor Club: Invest with Purpose

February 16, 2021

11:30 - 2:00 pm (MT)



In honor of Elizabeth Petrovitch Day, Impact Finance Center and Oweesta Corporation will be hosting an interactive, online investor-only event, learning how your investment can make an unprecedented impact on the lives of Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians, and their communities. If you’re an accredited or nonaccredited investor interested in attending this event. Space is limited to 24 investors so please reserve your ticket in advance.


Agenda, 11:30AM - 2PM MST


11:30-11:45 Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Chrystel Cornelius, Oweesta Corporation
  • Stephanie Gripne, Impact Finance Center

11:45-12:00 Keynote Speaker:

  • Rodger Boyd, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Native American Programs (ONAP)

12:00-12:15 Keynote Speaker:

  • Michael Roberts, President & CEO, First Nations Development Institute

12:15-12:30 Level setting for investors

12:30-12:45 Breakout 1

12:45-12:55 Debrief/ Energizer

12:55-1:05 Breakout 2

1:05-1:25 Debrief/ Energizer

1:25-1:45 Breakout 3

1:45-1:55 Debrief/ Energizer

1:55-2:00 Closing


Peer-investors participating in breakout groups:

  • Andy Gordon, Clearinghouse CDFI
  • Karla Miller, Northwest Area Foundation
  • Kyle Reis, Reis Foundation
  • Lynne Hoey, Candide Group


Limited to 24 Investors only.

Cost: $100 to attend.

Please email with any questions.


Interested in learning more about becoming an Investor Club sponsor? SPONSOR