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

Checker Transport

TCF Bank

Eagle Mine

Fifth Third Bank

Huntington National Bank

Independent Bank

Kellogg Corporation

Kurt Peterson/Total Enterprise Consulting

Maurer Publishing

Quality Systems Associates

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

Petoskey Harbor Springs Community Foundation

Grand Rapids Community Foundation

Guido A. and Elizabeth H. Binda Foundation

Lundin Foundation

The Miller Foundation

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Consumers Energy Foundation

Wege Foundation


Community Development Financial Institution Fund

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Michigan Economic Development Corporation

US Small Business Administration

USDA Rural Development

US Department of Health and Human Services, Community Economic Development Program


Amanda and Dan Blondeau

Ann and Fred Joyal

Audrey and Ron Grzywinski

Bob Rapoza

Bob Valentine

Brian Sheridan of Steward and Sheridan, PLC

Chandra McMillion

Chip Truscon

Christine and Steve Rector

Chuck Hurst

Colleen and Scott Duflo

Deb Schultz

Elissa Sangalli

James and Lucy McCraven

Janie McNabb and Chris Wendel

Jen Ray and Tom Vear

Jesse Schramm

Jill Miller

Jodee Taylor

Judy and Kevin Boyle

Kate Teeter and Alec Lindsay

Kathy and Tom Leone

Kathy Mason and Sheldon Riner

Kayla and Dennis West

Kellie and Brian Hoffman

Kristin Smith

Lisa Kotler

Mark Williams

Mary and Chuck Van Loan

Mary and Wesley Maurer Jr.

Mary Houghton

Melissa Evans

Meredith Freeman

Michael Oman

Michael Roy

Natasha Koss

Pam Porter

Peter Graves

Rajib Sanyal

Robert Eslinger

Sara Bednarek

Sara Proano

Terri Govern


Battle Creek Unlimited

Capital Impact Partners

Michigan Certified Development Corporation

Opportunity Finance Network

Michigan Good Food Fund

Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center

Rural Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Sustainable Communities Fund

Community Reinvestment Fund