NI Partnerships Highlighted

GT Regional Community Foundation and Northern Initiatives

A story about year-end giving in Northern Express mentions the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation and its recent investment in Northern Initiatives.

One of the newer additions to the GTRCF portfolio is the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fund, which, since its inception in 2021, has given out more than $50,000 in grants to DEI-focused organizations, businesses, and programs. Another new endeavor took form this year, giving the foundation a chance to give more support to capital projects in NoMi with partners Venture North and Northern Initiatives.

Rende Progress Capital and Northern Initiatives

This story about Rende Progress Capital mentions their start.

Rende’s first loan in 2018, made jointly with Marquette-based CDFI Northern Initiatives, went to Reliable Medical Transport LLC, an African American-owned company in Grand Rapids that does non-emergency patient transports.”


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