Four Directions Development Corporation
Maine is home to one of the nation’s most successful Native American Community Development Financial Institutions: Four Directions Development Corporation. FDDC, recognizing that one key to creating vibrant, economically healthy Native communities in Maine is to broaden access to capital, works to address and overcome systemic barriers to asset building for Native American tribal members. Since its founding in 2001, FDDC has deployed over $10.5 million in mortgage, home improvement, energy efficiency, business, and consumer loans to over 200 Maine families and has provided over 700 tribal members with credit and budget counseling, financial literacy training, and homeownership education. Maine Initiatives is proud to support FDDC’s work as they set a national standard for how to foster economic opportunity by and for tribal communities.