Northern Initiatives Prosperity. Money and Know How


Northern Initiatives Helps Small Businesses.
Small Businesses Help Communities.

"I am a significantly different person and businessman because of my relationship with Northern Initiatives. They have always been there for me and have been a big part of my company's success."
-Bob Jacquart, Jacquart Fabric Products

Northern Initiatives is grateful for the generous support of our partners.

Corporate / Business

Barbara Eckblad/The Eckblad Group

Blackrocks Brewery

Burton Industries

Checker Transport

Chemical Bank

Consumers Energy

Eagle Mine

Extreme Tool and Engineering

Fifth Third Bank

Gogebic Range Bank

Huntington National Bank

Independent Bank

Kellogg Corporation

Kurt Peterson/Total Enterprise Consulting

Lake Effect Associates

Mackinac Straits Fish Company

Maurer Publishing


Quality Systems Associates

Range Bank

Sol Blu Lounge and Tap Room


Wells Fargo


Michigan State University
Northern Michigan University


Battle Creek Community Foundation

Community Foundation for Muskegon County

Community Foundation of the Upper Peninsula

Fremont Area Community Foundation

Grand Rapids Community Foundation

Guido A. and Elizabeth H. Binda Foundation

Lundin Foundation

The Miller Foundation

W.K. Kellogg Foundation


Community Development Financial Institutions Fund

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Michigan Economic Development Corporation

U.S. Small Business Administration

USDA Rural Development


Amanda and Dan Blondeau

Ann and Fred Joyal

April Nielson

Audrey and Ron Grzywinski

Beth Millner and Michael Hainstock

Bob Valentine

Brian Sheridan of Steward and Sheridan, PLC

Carol Spaulding

Carrie and Wally Pearson and Family

Chandra McMillion

Chip Truscon

Christian Verardi

Christina Bell

Christine and Steve Rector

Chuck Hurst

Colleen and Scott Duflo

Denise and Bob Jacquart

Dione Alexander

Elissa Sangali Hillary

Jack Lapinski

James and Lucy McCraven

Janie McNabb and Chris Wendel

Jen Ray and Tom Vear

Jesse Schramm

Joanne and Michael Roy

John A. Banks

John McKnight

Jonathan Campbell

Judy and Kevin Boyle

Kate Teeter and Alec Lindsay

Kathy Leone

Kathy Mason and Sheldon Riner

Kayla and Dennis West

Kellie Hoffman

Kim and Dale Cook

Kristin Ritchie

Lisa Kotler

Mark Behnke

Mark Williams

Mary and Chuck Van Loan

Mary and Wesley Maurer Jr.

Mary Houghton

Meredith Freeman

Natasha and Matt Koss

Pam Porter

Peter Graves

Rajib Sanyal

Rebecca Sloan

Robert Eslinger

Sara Bednarek

Scott Roehm

Tawni Ferrarini

Terri Govern

Victoria Stein


Basilian Fathers of Toronto

Battle Creek Unlimited

Capital Impact Partners

Mercy Partnership Fund

Michigan Certified Development Corporation

Michigan Good Food Fund

Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center

Rural Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Sustainable Communities Fund

Trinity Health