• A Bold Investment in Community Infrastructure on Chicago's West Side

    Youth services nonprofit BUILD is constructing a $21.9 million headquarters campus that will break down systemic barriers to opportunity for young people and strengthen the broader community.

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  • Photo Tour: A Repurposed School in its Second Act as a Building Block for Revitalization in North St. Louis

    After sitting vacant for 20 years, a former elementary school reopened in December as a community resource center following a $1.5 million renovation completed by Tabernacle CDC.

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  • A Newly Renovated Facility Creates a Platform for Transformation in Southeast Grand Rapids

    With a newfound sense of stability after acquiring a previously leased facility and completing major renovations, the Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation is leaning into its role as a hub for social and economic impact.

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  • Ask a Nonprofit Lender: Why Should Organizations Consider Debt for a Facility Project?

    For nonprofits with secure, consistent revenue and a track record of financial stability, debt can be a powerful tool to help expand capacity and impact.

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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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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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An architect's rendering of the new BUILD Chicago campus
Members of the Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation stand outside of the group's facility
Paintings in Sophie's Artist Lounge at the Kranzberg Arts Foundation's 3333 facility in St. Louis' Grand Center neighborhood
Exterior of ACE Prep Academy in Indianapolis
Exterior Shot of The 801 in Oak Park, IL
Headshot of First Bank of Highland Park Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Business Banking Courtney Olson
Ceremonial groundbreaking taking place at PODER's future headquarters in the Gage Park neighborhood on Chicago's Southwest Side
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