Our Story

SERVING THE HE SAPA REGION FOR THREE DECADES

Our Story


Black Hills Community Loan Fund was established as the Teton Coalition nearly 30 years ago. The organization originally focused on delivering financial literacy and homebuyer education services to the Native American community of Rapid City, South Dakota. Since then, we have grown and evolved into a Native Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), certified by the U.S. Department of Treasury. Native CDFIs are nonprofit loan funds that help Native communities thrive and grow by increasing access to credit, capital, and financial services.

Our Mission


We provide families with the tools and opportunities to strengthen and empower their financial well-being in the He Sapa Region.

INCLUSIVE PROGRAMS & SERVICES

Who We Serve

We are an urban Native CDFI, but we serve everyone located in our five-county service area of Butte, Custer, Fall River, Pennington, and Meade Counties in South Dakota. Individuals with up to 110% of the area’s median household income generally meet the eligibility requirements for our products and services.