The Northland Foundation, created in 1986, is a regional nonprofit foundation serving the
communities of northeastern Minnesota. Northland has a grant program for nonprofit organizations,
an operating program that works to improve the well-being of youth, and a business loan program to
assist small & medium-size businesses. Since 1986, the group has awarded more than 1500 grants
totaling $13.5MM to regional nonprofits, invested over $31MM in more than 300 local and regional
businesses, leveraged over $110MM in private funds to assist 5153 jobs, and provided extensive
training and technical assistance.