To Pave the Way to Financial Empowerment through Education, Coaching, and Fair Lending.

To Pave the Way to Financial Empowerment through Education, Coaching, and Fair Lending.

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The Chehalis Tribal Loan Fund

The Chehalis Tribal Loan Fund was founded by the Chehalis Tribe in 2007, and in 2012 the U.S. Treasury department certified CTLF as a Native Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).

CTLF is located on the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, in South Sound Washington State. We are proud to serve Grays Harbor, Thurston, and Lewis counties…and for Chehalis Tribal members, anywhere in the United States.

Brick by Brick, we build financial confidence and health.

Our goal is to serve Chehalis Tribal members and the local community by providing access to educational and training opportunities to learn how to better manage personal finances, how to prepare for home ownership, or how to start or accelerate their business. We focus on creating financial stability that develops into prosperity, which develops into generational prosperity.

This is good for the people and good for the whole community.

A Huge Thanks to Our Premiere Sponsors

How native CDFIs Strengthen Tribal Communities

Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI’s) share a common goal of expanding economic opportunity in low-income and under-served communities by providing access to financial products and services for local residents and businesses.

Native CDFI’s focus on helping Native Communities thrive and grow by increasing their access to credit, capital, and financial services. They are engines of opportunity, offering accessible funding for resourceful and resilient communities in Indian Country. They weave partners, funding, and networks together to create lasting prosperity and opportunities shared by all.

Native CDFI’s also support Native American communities to overcome systemic barriers to entrepreneurial success, such as a lack of physical, legal, and telecommunications infrastructure, access to affordable financial products and services, and limited workforce development strategies.


The majority of Native communities, 86 percent, lack a single financial institution within their borders to access affordable financial products and services.

CTLF works to address this inequity by providing quality financial services and loan programs that are affordable, relevant, and easily accessible.