Upcoming Financial Training with Micmac Staff

Upcoming Financial Training with Micmac Staff

Four Directions Development Corporation is teaming up with staff members of the Aroostook Band of Micmacs on July 12th to learn more … Continue reading

Wabanaki CA$H free tax prep increases participation again this year!

Wabanaki CA$H free tax prep increases participation again this year!

Wabanaki CA$H (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope), FDDC’s free tax preparation program, has had another record year of participation this tax season! … Continue reading

Aroostook Micmacs Receive ICDBG Award

Aroostook Micmacs Receive ICDBG Award

The Aroostook Band of Micmacs recently received an ICDBG (Indian Community Development Block Grant) Award from the Department of Housing and Urban … Continue reading

FDDC Receives Grant Funding From Local Sources, Financial Institutions

FDDC Receives Grant Funding From Local Sources, Financial Institutions

Four Directions was honored to receive grant contributions from the area financial institutions and local charities this quarter. Recent awards include: $5000 … 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.