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General Purposes

Lakota Fund

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $50,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2005–December 31, 2005
  • Location Kyle, SD, United States
  • Geographic Focus Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

About this grant

This grant will provide continued support to the Lakota Fund, whose mission is to promote economic growth and sustainability on the Pine Ridge reservation by providing micro- and small-business credit, training, and assistance to local entrepreneurs.Funding will enable the fund to pursue objectives that include developing the Lakota Wawókiye Business Institute; strengthen the small business loan program; expand loan fund capital; operate an Individual Development Account program; and build organizational stability.The Lakota Fund has been serving the Pine Ridge reservation for 18 years.