• $6 Million Rehab of Historic Facility Drives Change in Louisville’s West End

    In a 30,036-square-foot building that once housed a pioneering Black-owned car dealership, nonprofit AMPED is moving forward with plans to repurpose the space as an arts business incubator that will serve as a vehicle for community change.

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  • Photo Tour: A Custom-Built Space for an Alternative School Serving Children on the Autism Spectrum

    Operating in a facility of its own for the first time, The Winston Knolls School is poised to increase enrollment while reaping the benefits of an 18,176-square-foot space custom-built to meet its unique needs.

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  • Driving More Solutions for Community Challenges: Q&A with Momentus Capital President & CEO Ellis Carr

    Launched in July, Momentus Capital brought together organizations with more than 80 years of combined experience with mission-driven lending to create a new entity equipped to provide holistic support to entrepreneurs and community changemakers nationwide.

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  • New "Flex Loan" Program Reduces Barriers to Capital for BIPOC-Led Nonprofits on Chicago’s South and West Sides

    Offering loans of up to $50,000 with a streamlined application process that's paired with community outreach to meet leaders of color where they are, the program has closed two loans in recent weeks for nonprofits working to scale up.

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  • Meeting the Moment: Change, Equity, Impact

    Five years ago, IFF embraced a bold new strategic vision to accelerate our social impact. What we couldn’t know then is how the seeds of this ambitious plan would grow and bear fruit amid a global pandemic. Learn how in our 2021 Annual Report.

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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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