Northrock Incorporated's interests include charitable and business endeavors. It serves as the umbrella under which these ventures are operated. Charities supported by the organization focus on improving the lives of individuals while the businesses focus on providing superior services to the communities they serve.

Charitable endeavors include food, shelter and life support to people in need; education, early childhood education for at-risk children, the arts, animal welfare, drug and gang prevention, higher education, environmental conservancy, and many other worthwhile causes.

Some of Northrock's for-profit investments include oil and gas technology, hospitality, payment processing/banking services, and financial investments.

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Philanthropic Efforts

Downing Family Foundation

 

The Downing Family Foundation supports those efforts which impact the quality of life for communities, including education, the arts and service to the underprivileged. The Downing Family Foundation was established in 1993 by Barry L. and Paula M. Downing in response to their sense of compassion for others. They feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to become successful and have a sense of responsibility as well as a desire to assist others in the community.

Volunteer Kansas

 

Volunteer Kansas is dedicated to helping Kansans through the sharing of time and resources. Based in Wichita, Kansas, it has an extensive and diverse network of individual, corporate and non-profit contacts, making it uniquely suited to take on the visionary goal of making Kansas the number-one volunteer state. Volunteer Kansas offers a free, easy and convenient way to enrich lives by matching people with volunteer opportunities at worthy and reputable organizations throughout the state.

The Opportunity Project (TOP) Schools, Inc.

 

TOP Schools, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization that supports initiatives that improve the life outcomes of under-resourced children. The primary project supported by the TOPSI is The Opportunity Project (TOP) Early Learning Centers, three first-class preschools located in the poorest areas of Wichita, Kansas. These centers are dedicated to creating school readiness for more than 600 at-risk children each year and collaborating with educators around the country to improve early education for all children living in poverty.


TOP Early Learning Centers have been so successful, they have been recognized as a model for statewide replication.

Business Investments

PetroPower

 

Catering to the oil and gas industry, PetroPower provides customized monitoring technology to support production operations in the field. This innovative solution provides real value measured in reduced labor and transportation costs, digital automation of dangerous or inefficient tasks, reduced downtime, inventory control, and real-time 24/7 monitoring of production sites.

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TownePlace Suites by Marriott

 

Northrock, Inc., along with development partners, constructed a TownePlace Suites by Marriott upscale hotel property that opened December 31, 2018. The property is located in the Fort Worth Northwest/Lake Worth area approximately six miles from Fort Meacham International Airport, with easy access to Texas Motor Speedway, Lockheed Martin, Fort Worth Historic Stockyards, and Will Rogers Coliseum. The 96-suite, extended-stay, contemporary property helps meet the lodging demands of rapidly growing northwest Fort Worth. Northrock and partners are looking for additional sites for similar hotel development and commercial real estate projects.

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Paynuity

This company provides full-service, white-label payment processing and banking services. It offers a fully-integrated, best-in-class experience for small banks and merchants. This is accomplished by presenting a platform of services to manage the customer lifecycle, including onboarding, underwriting, risk, fraud, and support. Panuity's offerings include credit card issuance, merchant processing of credit cards, and member-only rewards. The Paynuity platform has processed more than 30 billion transactions with an aggregate volume of approximately $1.4 trillion across 135 currencies. It is integrated with more than 58 financial institutions, including all the card brands directly and 22 banks.

Financial Market Investments

Northrock manages a variety of investments in the U.S. financial and equity markets through a variety of avenues. Among these are municipal bonds, hedged equities, exchange-traded funds, corporate bonds, equities and arbitrage. The company continually searches out venture capital opportunities in areas where it can add value from capital provision or shared business and managerial expertise.