Help us beat down the barriers and create a thriving economy for all
Imagine a world where everyone is given the same access to opportunity
Creating lasting impact and systemic change in the world of financial lending is our goal, but we can’t do it alone. Northern Initiatives relies on the support of hundreds of investors, donors, financial institutions, and community partners to help make our mission a reality. Join us in our pursuit of a more just and equitable economy.
Impact at a Glance
Given in small business loans
Total jobs created and retained by our small business loans
Of our loan customers receive additional business support
Of our 2021 customers were startups
Building Equity in Business Ownership
Demographic Makeup of Northern Initiatives Business Loan Customers 2017-2021
Whether you are a business looking to support other businesses, a bank or foundation supporting financially, or a donor who wants to ensure our communities have access to diverse entrepreneurs, Northern Initiative is proud of all of our partners.
Investing and Donating with Foundation and Bank Partners
Northern Initiatives partners with many community and private foundations, commercial and community banks, and credit unions to support the start and growth of small businesses.
Investments from foundations are put to work supporting small businesses right in their own communities, and banks are our No. 1 referral partner.
By investing with Northern Initiatives, a bank knows its money will be put to work in the local community — and that investment will strengthen their Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) ratings.
What Our Customers Are Saying
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Your support drives the growth of our communities. If you would like to support our mission financially, please make a donation today!