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
  • Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)
  • Small Business Association (SBA)
  • Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
  • Forest County Potawatomi Foundation
  • Isora Foundation
  • Amerind Risk
  • Tamalpais Trust
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

If you are interested in supporting the work of the NEIR program either programmatically or in sustainable operations, please contact Liz Gamboa,

Our Goals

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.