$25,000 Awardee – Community Impact
Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation (CPCDC), based in Shawnee, Oklahoma was awarded the Community Impact prize for achieving a high volume of community outcomes relative to its peers, designing and implementing an effective impact tracking system, and regularly using their impact data to enhance their programs. CPCDC provides an impressive array of high-impact programs and services, including business loans, credit builder loans, an Individual Development Account (IDA) savings program, and financial literacy counseling. Serving all Native Americans in Oklahoma and Citizen Potawatomi Tribal Members Nationwide, in the past three years CPCDC made 80 business loans totaling nearly $5MM, provided 5,850 hours of business development training, and provided customized business consultations to more than 2,300 Native Americans. In 2007 CPCDC launched a comprehensive Community Impact Tracking System which allows management to track outcomes and client feedback. CPCDC is a high impact lender that has demonstrated that it is a leader in Community Impact.