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, disaster recovery, hospitality, land development, 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.

Wichita TOP Children's Fund


Wichita TOP Children's Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization that supports initiatives that improve the life outcomes of under-resourced children. The primary project supported by the Wichita TOP Children's Fund 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 centers have been so successful, they have been recognized as a model for statewide replication.

Business Investments

Advance Catastrophe Technologies


A leader in disaster response and recovery coast to coast, ACT has the expertise and depth of knowledge to respond to a wide range of natural and man-made disasters ... and the resources to handle multiple large-loss events at one time. Clients include some of the largest hotel, commercial real estate, healthcare, and assisted living companies in the United States. ACT manages disaster recovery for over 4,000 buildings nationwide.



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.


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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Ritchie Development

For more than 38 years, Ritchie Development has been associated with some of the most prestigious and innovative real estate ventures in the Wichita area. Each Ritchie development incorporates and enhances a property's inherent, natural beauty, providing homeowners with immediate value and a long-term appreciation of their investment. At the heart of every Ritchie development is a commitment to doing it right and an unspoken promise that each project will be a source of pride to those involved and ultimately to the Wichita community.

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.