Northland Foundation Social Enterprise Initiative

Social Enterprise Initiative

From 2016 to 2018, the Northland Foundation partnered with nine northeastern Minnesota nonprofit organizations pursuing or expanding a social enterprise to support their work, helping people with low incomes develop career pathways and build financial assets. With $500,000 in funding from the Northwest Area Foundation and an additional $200,000 from the Northland Foundation, the nonprofits received training, peer learning, technical assistance, and grants. The two-year Initiative concluded in April 2018.

Read more about the program and the social enterprises of the participants, listed below, in our Social Enteprise Initiative Overview and one-page Infographic.

American Indian Community Housing Organization, Duluth
Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency, Virginia
Community Action Duluth, Duluth
Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Itasca County Habitat for Humanity, Grand Rapids
Life House, Duluth
One Roof Community Housing, Duluth
Something Cool, Inc./McGregor KIDS PLUS, McGregor
Western Lake Superior Habitat for Humanity, Duluth

The Northland Foundation would like to thank the participating nonprofits, the technical assistance providers, UMD Center for Economic Development and Propel for Nonprofits, and our generous funding partner, the Northwest Area Foundation.

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