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Northland Foundation

202 West Superior Street • Suite 612 • Duluth, MN 55802
United States
(P) 218.723.4040  

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Tony Sertich
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Company Description:

Created in 1986 by The McKnight Foundation, the Northland Foundation is a regional foundation serving the communities of northeastern Minnesota. Unlike the typical concept of a "foundation" — which is a charitable organization that makes grants to programs from their endowment — the Northland Foundation is unique. We serve our region through: 
    • a grantmaking program that provides resources to nonprofit 
      organizations in the region; 
    • an operating program, KIDS PLUS, that is dedicated to 
      improving the well-being of children and youth; 
    • a business finance program that provides financing to 
      assist small and medium-size businesses; 
    • an assisted living venture that a provides high-quality, 
      affordable living options to enable older adults to 
      age-in-place in underserved rural communities; and 
    • other special initiatives.

"2016 Top State for Business"


"Minnesota lands back in top 10 of tech-business rankings"

Star Tribune

"#1 State for Quality of Life"


"Fastest-Growing State for Technology Jobs"

Dice, 2015

"Among the Top 10 Most Innovative States"


"Among the Top 15 Best States for Doing Business"


"#3 in Overall Healthcare"

U.S. News & World Report