• A $30 Million Mixed-Use Development Provides a Fresh Start for Kenosha's Uptown Neighborhood

    On track to be completed by the end of this year, the 151,346-square-foot building is a tangible investment in community infrastructure that's also symbolic of a new chapter for the Uptown neighborhood where it’s located.

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  • Estimating the Cost of Facility Projects: A Real Estate and Construction Guide for Nonprofit Leaders

    Understanding what it takes to create a facility that increases efficiency and maximizes impact requires knowledge about what costs to expect, which is why we’ve developed a guide meant to serve as introduction to estimating project cost.

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  • Commentary: State Initiative is a Leap Forward for Early Childhood Facilities and Those They Serve

    In a co-authored piece, IFF CEO Joe Neri and Wendy Lewis Jackson, managing director of The Kresge Foundation's Detroit Program, highlight several examples that demonstrate how government and philanthropy can partner with CDFIs to maximize equity and impact.

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  • Celebrating 10 Years of Impact in Indiana and Doubling Down on Statewide Solutions

    In the decade since opening an office in Indiana that focused initially on providing real estate support to charter schools in Indianapolis, IFF has expanded to offer a broad range of tools for comprehensive community development statewide.

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  • From Scarcity to Inspiration: Rethinking the Value of Nonprofit Facilities

    In his latest commentary, which first appeared in Nonprofit Quarterly, IFF CEO Joe Neri outlines a hierarchy of facilities needs while arguing for those in the nonprofit ecosystem to move beyond a scarcity mindset when considering the true value of the spaces where mission-driven work takes place.

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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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