Chi Ishobak is here to help you start your business, finance your car, and even rebuild your credit!

When you work with Chi Ishobak, you partner with people from your community, who understand what you value and are committed to helping you succeed.

Even if you’ve had credit issues in the past, Chi Ishobak wants to guide you toward financial independence. Let’s get started

Your dreams, your financial life…

Business Loans

Are you thinking about starting a business or maybe you have a business that is ready to grow! No matter where you are in the entrepreneur process, it can feel overwhelming. Chi Ishobak has the experience and resources to help you succeed.

Weaving a pattern of economic independence into our lives today for future generations tomorrow.

Personal Finances

Do you need to address some looming financial challenges, work on your credit score and set goals for the future?

Chi Ishobak provides the support and guidance to help you make sound financial choices.

Chi Ishobak, Inc.

Chi Ishobak (pronounced Chee ish oh bock) means Big Cabbage in Pokagon and is Certified Native Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). Chi Ishobak is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that was established to offer products and services to build capacity for Tribal Citizens in the areas of professional and personal finance


We are here to help you succeed. It is the mission of Chi Ishobak to provide Tribal Citizens with access to affordable capital for the purposes of small-business loans and individual financial development through collaborative and education-oriented lending services, and to practice responsible lending in order to protect loan capital for future generations of Tribal Citizens.

Cultural Focus

Chi Ishobak will carry out this mission with a sense of pride in ourselves and in the people we serve as a Native community, with the aim to empower Tribal Citizens to build their ability to provide for themselves and create meaningful lives, and at all times Chi Ishobak will strive to carry out its responsibilities and succeed in its goals with the utmost integrity.

“When I started realizing that maybe we were in over our head, Chi Ishobak was there. They helped us with our business plan. I went in a little skeptical, but they really helped me; not just with the loan, but with all kinds of things about running a business that had nothing to do with the loan!”

-David Martin, Bicycle Tattoos

“I was led to Chi-Ishobak due to a financial burden I had weighing on my shoulders for years. They helped me turn my financials around, and to this day, I’m still following the path.”

-John T. Warren, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi

Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber

Financial Wellness Workshops


For more information, please contact us at:

info@chiishobak.org or call (269) 783‐4157.

Contact Us!

27043 Potawatomi Trail
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(Pokagon Band Community Center)

PH: (269) 783-4157 FX: (269) 783-2494


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