• IFF’s Continuum in Practice: Going Deep in Place in Chicago’s North Lawndale Neighborhood

    What does it look like in practice for IFF to deploy its full range of tools to support community-led revitalization efforts while going deep in place in a single neighborhood, and what is the impact of that work?

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  • IFF Loan Clears the Way for Indianapolis’ Second Respite House for Children with Emotional Disabilities

    Nonprofit Murphy Mentoring Group will soon open a temporary home away from home for children with severe emotional disabilities, giving their caregivers an opportunity to rest, refuel, and take care of daily obligations without worrying about the well-being of their children.

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  • The ABCs of Facilities Projects: 27 Real Estate Terms Nonprofit Leaders Need to Know

    Capital projects are relatively rare occurrences in the lifecycle of most nonprofits, and, when the need for a new facility arises, making informed decisions starts with a clear understanding of the vocabulary of real estate and construction.

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  • Chicago's Cultural Treasures: A New Approach to Achieve Greater Equity in the Arts

    Launched in 2020, Chicago's Cultural Treasures is a multi-year initiative co-created by IFF that offers a combination of general operating grants, capacity-building, and technical assistance tailored to the needs of BIPOC-led and -focused arts and culture organizations.

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  • Photo Tour: An IFF Loan Fuels the Creation of a State-of-the-Art Launchpad for Careers in Tech

    St. Louis nonprofit LaunchCode was able to purchase its leased facility and complete renovations that have expanded the organization's capacity, created purpose-built spaces to support its programs, and catalyzed significant investment in the surrounding neighborhood.

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IFF provides loans, consulting, and development support to mission-driven nonprofits to help communities thrive. Key to our success has been a deep sense of purpose, a broad perspective, and a relentless focus on achieving positive results.

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"How My School Fights a Virus"

IFF published this free children’s book — created by our own Rick Raleigh, who works on our Detroit real estate team — as a tool to help normalize COVID safety precautions for children. Written from a child’s perspective, this colorful book weaves together CDC guidelines, the authentic experience of an actual childcare provider, and distinct Detroit cultural markers to help children, families, and child care providers remain safe in learning spaces while continuing to fight for their lives and livelihoods.

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