2014-2015 Summary of FDDC Tax Assistance

2014-2015 Summary of FDDC Tax Assistance

Four Directions is pleased to report an excellent filing season for this year’s Wabanaki CA$H free tax preparation program.  FDDC staff … Continue reading

Four Directions is Hiring!

Four Directions is Hiring!

Four Directions is currently accepting applications for an Administrative Assistant. Please visit our employment page for more information!

FDDC Awarded $95,000 in Grant Funds

FDDC Awarded $95,000 in Grant Funds

Four Directions Development Corporation (FDDC) would like to announce the receipt of two substantial grants awarded before the start of … Continue reading

Small Business Technology Grants/Loans Available

Small Business Technology Grants/Loans Available

In partnership with MaineStream Finance and the Small Business Administration, Four Directions is offering a variety of new options for … Continue reading

Four Directions Development Corporation

In 2001, a small but inspired group of Penobscot tribal members set out upon a path that would lead to the creation of Four Directions Development Corporation (FDDC), one of the nation’s most successful Native American Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI). Our co-founders believed that the key to creating vibrant, economically healthy Native communities in Maine was to broaden access to capital.

Structured as a nonprofit revolving loan pool and service provider, FDDC responds to the particular credit and information needs of tribal members, who often face systemic barriers to asset building. Collateral restrictions, strict underwriting standards, and other factors often prohibit tribal members from securing affordable financial capital. FDDC provides, either directly, or in partnership with other Maine agencies, specially designed programs to ensure that tribal members of all four Maine tribes – the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Micmac and Maliseet – are able to access and use capital resources effectively and efficiently.

Whether you are looking to buy a home, start a small business or for help with financial literacy and counseling, Four Directions Development Corporation can help. FDDC advocates for Native people and continues to create new paths to achieve economic and housing security. FDDC staff members bring these services directly to the five tribal reservation communities, and are also available for consultation via telephone and email.