The future of rural is here.
At Dakota Resources, we believe that the future of rural is shaped by people who are passionate about their communities. While community development often begins with one person or with one idea, a thriving rural makes room for diverse visions to co-exist. We structure our work according to our values – to include, connect, inspire, empower, and celebrate – so that all are welcome to participate fully in decision-making in their communities.
The work of Dakota Resources began more than 25 years ago, but our mission – to connect capital and capacity to empower rural communities – remains true today. Our work has impacted more than 160 communities across the nation, and as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that provides financial support to rural and underserved areas across the nation, our work contributes to a thriving rural in measurable ways. Our five programs, all of which are dedicated to building financial and leadership capacity within rural communities, ensure that a thriving rural is here to stay.