Great Northern Corporation brings the knowledge and experience of community development to your door. We meet the challenges of city and county jurisdictions as well as those of individuals through applications and management of various funding sources so that our residents, communities and businesses can benefit.
Solutions to improve lives and enrich communities
Great Northern Corporation is a non-profit, community based agency serving all of Siskiyou County whose mission is to improve the quality of life for rural communities and individuals through partnerships, technical assistance and access to resources.
GNC is committed to helping communities navigate growth and change while enhancing the cultural, social, environmental and economic qualities that are the essence of what makes a place a valued home to its citizens. GNC promotes inclusive, proactive decision-making and planning by offering guidance, tools, research, capital and other support to citizen’s and community leaders. GNC believes that if communities explore and identify their special economic, natural, physical and human attributes – their heart and soul elements – then these clearly articulated elements will guide and sustain them through the difficult processes of decision-making, implementation and monitoring, and will improve their chances of building successful and sustainable futures.
As Community Development Professionals we value:
- Internal and external collaborations and partnerships
- Uniqueness of individuals and communities
- Education as a means to help people identify assets, capacities, needs, resources and solutions
- Civic involvement, participation and partnership to improve the quality of community life
- Information and knowledge as a basis for decisions