Oweesta

by Taylor Shanklin

Oweesta

Impact Charitable is proud to welcome Oweesta Corporation into our portfolio!
Through a partnership with the Christensen Fund, Impact Charitable made a $1MM loan commitment to support the important lending programs of Oweesta.

Oweesta is the longest standing Native CDFI intermediary, offering financial products and development services exclusively to Native CDFIs and Native communities. Specifically, Oweesta provides training, technical assistance, investments, research, and policy advocacy to help
Native communities develop an integrated range of asset-building products and services including financial education and financial products.

Oweesta Impact

All of Oweesta’s programs flow from their strategic plan and are designed to support the empowerment and sustainability of local-level institutions. They provide in-depth, high-quality support in the form of training and one-on-one technical assistance for organizations all across the U.S. Because of this work, these organizations are better equipped to build thriving local economies in their Native communities.
Oweesta has built a diversified loan portfolio by loan type and CDFI partner. Oweesta has made 76 loans with 42 partners, deploying nearly $52 million in total.

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Cam Welch

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Cam believes in the transformative power of genuine relationships coupled with dynamic solutions to create pathways for a more equitable future. With a background and experience across the corporate and nonprofit sectors, he brings a unique perspective to his role as a Client Services Coordinator at Impact Charitable.

His passion for community-driven impact grew during his tenure at The Denver Foundation. As a Reisher Scholarship Associate he championed education and empowerment. His stewardship was pivotal in fostering an active alumni community, orchestrating forums on racial equity, and expediting grants in times of crisis, exemplifying his unwavering dedication to catalyzing change.

Cam holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a specialization in Marketing and a Minor in Leadership, from the University of Denver. This academic foundation, complemented by his professional journey, positions him as a dynamic force in the quest for equitable solutions. When not actively shaping a brighter tomorrow, Cam immerses himself in the great Colorado outdoors, engages in portrait photography, and indulges his culinary flair. Nestled in Denver, Colorado, Cam remains intrinsically tethered to his community, eagerly contributing to a lasting, positive change.