Growing companies flourish in strong communities

NorthMarq fosters a passionate commitment to improving our local communities, the environment and the world through numerous service events, Volunteer Paid Time Off, and a generous matching gift program. NorthMarq’s investment in service is a direct reflection of the company’s values of integrity, respect and involvement, which shine through all of our offices nationwide each day.

Investing in communities
NorthMarq is proud to invest in programs that improve the quality of life, locally and nationally, by supporting organizations and leading initiatives that address important issues and needs. Our corporate owners committed $25 million to racial justice initiatives in 2020 (read the announcement here), and we are honored to join that effort. 

The projects we support aim to strengthen the long-term sustainability of our communities by highlighting our communities’ assets and nurturing our communities’ identities through frequent and meaningful human interaction. We work with and through non-profit organizations to make visible investments, create positive public spaces, promote safety, health and comfort, and develop more desirable places to live.

At the corporate level, we have awarded grants to organizations focused on expanding affordable housing and reducing homelessness in communities across the country. Learn more about the organizations that received grants in 2019 and in 2018.

Matching employee gifts
An important aspect of the company’s commitment to our communities is our Employee Matching Gift Program. This program encourages our employees to request matching funds for their monetary donations to eligible non-profit organizations. Through the Employee Match Program, NorthMarq is continuously becoming more aware, open and responsive to our communities’ wide array of needs. These grants provide the resources necessary to reinvigorate our communities.

Getting involved
We also roll up our sleeves and get personally involved in local efforts. Some of the hands-on things we have done for our communities include:

  • Created “tie blankets” for Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly
  • Assembled Activity Kits for Minnesota Children’s Hospital
  • Served meals at Ronald McDonald House
  • Packed meals for Feed My Starving Children
  • Organized an annual Community Giving Campaign
  • Participated in several local NAIOP Chapter Initiatives
Clockwise from left: Landscaping at an affordable housing community; packing meals at Feed My Starving Children; assembling activity kits for a children’s hospital; painting at community service event during a Freddie Mac Multifamily Conference