Strategic Focus Areas
The Northland Foundation Board of Trustees has set three cross-cutting goals within the strategic plan that guide the current work of the Foundation. Each of our program areas and special initiatives fits within one or more of these focus areas.
Children & Youth
Supporting the next generations to learn, achieve, and succeed. Children and young people, and their families, are the heart of our communities. A vibrant future begins with nurturing our youngest citizens’ social and emotional health, educational success, family stability, leadership development, and civic engagement with the support of caring adults and older adults in their communities. These are among the best long-term investments we can make.
Helping people of all ages achieve security, equity, and wellbeing. Individuals of every age and ability deserve the security of a decent roof overhead; nutritious food; job opportunities; freedom from violence or abuse; equality and full community participation; and access to supports that empower them to live well.
Economy & Jobs
Providing business loans to strengthen the region’s economy. Strong communities offer a diversity of employment opportunities for both entrepreneurs and workers. Our Economy & Jobs focus aims to promote thriving Main Streets, good wages and benefits, sustainable operations, growth and expansion throughout our rural region.