About Us

KƏWIČOHKEMƏTOLƏTINE ∞ WICUHKEMTULTINE ∞ APOQNMATULTINEJ

Let’s help each other.

Penobscot ∞ Maliseet/Passamaquoddy ∞ Micmac


About Us

Four Directions Development Corporation is a nonprofit Community Development Corporation and Native Community Development Financial Institution (CDC/CDFI) certified by the US Department of Treasury. Established in 2001, Four Directions was created by the Penobscot Indian Nation. It was the first Native CDFI in Northern New England and is the only Native CDFI in Maine.


Our Mission

Our mission is to improve the social and economic conditions of the Native American tribes in Maine – the Penobscot, Maliseet, Micmac, and Passamaquoddy – through education and investment in affordable housing, tribal business ventures, and Native entrepreneurship.

We bring the spirit of “let’s help each other” to all we do.


Our Goals

  • Increase homeownership among tribal members
  • Improve the quality of housing for Native American people
  • Increase the number of Native-owned businesses
  • Raise the levels of financial literacy among tribal members
  • Build the business skills of Native American entrepreneurs
  • Attract and leverage capital to Indian Country

Our Values

Community

We listen to and serve our communities with passion, patience, humility, and respect.

Integrity

We are transparent, reliable, and honest in the way we conduct ourselves and our business.

Collaboration

We are stronger when we work together toward shared goals.

Opportunity

We open doors with Native people to fulfill their hopes and dreams

Culture

We honor, share, and embody Wabanaki culture.


LEADERSHIP & GOVERNANCE

Four Directions is governed and managed by, and serves members of the Wabanaki tribes. Our staff of professionals is dedicated to investing in the financial independence of Native individuals, families, and entrepreneurs. Four Directions is led by our staff, a board of directors, an advisory board, and is governed by the five Wabanaki tribes in Maine.


STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

These partners share our goals and values. Together we make a bigger difference in Wabanaki communities.