Nixyaawii Community School (Umatilla)

Pendleton, Oregon

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation built a 68,818-square-foot education facility on its reservation in northeast Oregon.

Approximately 14,000 square feet of the project is dedicated rent-free to the Nixyaawii Community School (NCS), a charter high school of the Pendleton School District.

With this investment, NCS was able to increase enrollment from 75 to 140 students.

The remaining 54,000 square feet will be for:

  • early childhood education
  • after-school programming
  • language classes
  • tribal education department administration offices.

Chickasaw Nation Community Development Endeavor provided $5.45 million in New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocation.

  • Native Organization: Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Education Department
  • Date Closed with Investor: 2019
  • Date Completed: 2009
  • Development Type: Education
  • Project Status: Complete
  • Total Investor Equity: $1,900,000
  • Total Project Cost: $5,500,000