• Trailblazing K-8 School Anchors New State-of-the-Art Learning, Sustainability, and Wellness Hub Catered to Community Needs

    In Chicago, construction is underway on a $53 million, six-acre campus that will serve as a powerful example of how under-resourced communities can develop infrastructure that directly addresses local needs to counteract longstanding systemic inequities.

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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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  • A Conversation with Stronger Nonprofits Initiative Participant Consuelo Lockhart, Founder of the Latinas Welding Guild

    Motivated by her experience as the only woman in a welding and fabrication job training program, Consuelo Lockhart founded the Latinas Welding Guild in 2017 to empower other women by teaching them the trade.

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  • Photo Tour: ECE Facilities in Grand Rapids Enhanced Through IFF’s Learning Spaces Program

    To date, Learning Spaces has provided technical assistance and grants to 10 child care providers in Michigan to upgrade their facilities, including five who shared photos of their spaces and reflections on the impact of the renovations.

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  • Meeting the Moment: 3 Nonprofit Leaders Reflect on Serving More, Serving More Effectively, and Serving More Equitably

    At IFF’s 2022 Investors Meeting, a panel discussion included powerful examples of what’s possible in communities when nonprofits have the support and resources they need to do their best work – and we think that’s worth sharing.

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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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