Nondiscrimination Policy

Northern Initiatives is one of the leading Community Development Financial Institutions in the Midwest. We provide customers with information and financial services to support entrepreneurs and the competitiveness of their enterprises. Northern Initiatives is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender. We are committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in or denied the benefits of its services on the basis of race, color or national origin, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended. Complaints of discrimination should be sent to USDA, Director of Civil Rights, Washington DC 20250-9410.

In accordance with federal laws and U.S. Department of the Treasury policy, this organization is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to: U.S. Department of the Treasury, Director, Office of Civil Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20220; call (202) 622-1160; or send an e-mail to:

Individuals who have a limited ability to read, write, speak or understand English are Limited English Proficient (LEP). Northern Initiatives takes reasonable steps to ensure meaningful access to the benefits, services, information, and other important portions of our programs and activities for individuals who are LEP. Northern Initiatives supports the goals of the Executive Order directing agencies to ensure that supported agencies have developed a Language Assistance Plan. 

If someone has a discrimination complaint related to the CDFI Fund program, they should contact the Department of the Treasury Office of Civil Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity.