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Chicago Metro Region

Founded in Chicago in 1998, Chicago serves as IFF’s headquarters as well as the office providing our full suite of services to the entire Chicago metro area, including Northwest Indiana. The Chicago-based team also serves the entire state of Illinois with our St. Louis-based team supporting in Southern Illinois.

Beyond our core business offerings, we serve the Chicago metro region with numerous capacity building programs to further help nonprofits thrive, including:

Our commitment to providing more capital to more changemakers requires us to continue to find new ways to support nonprofits, especially those with limited resources. Learn more about the Flex Loan Program piloted for Chicago nonprofits.

Services Offered

Meet the Chicago Advisory Council

South Suburban Propel Symposium

In partnership with the Southland Development Authority, IFF hosted its inaugural South Suburban Propel Symposium – a half-day convening in Tinley Park that brought together leaders for conversations about helping Southland communities grow, flourish…and propel.

Check out some of the photo highlights and click here to learn more about the program.

News from the Chicago Metro Region

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Client Spotlight · Community Engagement

Propel Coffee & Conversations

In 2021, IFF committed to expanding our support of Black and Brown nonprofit leaders on Chicago’s South and West sides, which included hosting various community engagement events. The first one took place at the beelove cafe in North Lawndale, which is located within the new corporate home of the North Lawndale Employment Network (NLEN), led by CEO Brenda Palms Barber, an IFF customer and friend.

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Client Spotlight · Arts & Culture

Red Clay Dance Company

IFF completed a feasibility study and provided a $311,646 loan to facilitate tenant improvements to Red Clay Dance Company’s new dance center, which will facilitate organizational growth by more than tripling the organization’s class capacity, provide the autonomy to open the space to the community when desired, and enable the dance company to livestream its programming to reach an audience beyond Chicago.

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Client Spotlight · Workforce Development

Chatham Education & Workforce Cente

IFF provided a continuum of services to Chatham Education & Workforce Center, which is operated by the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership and was developed to provide a variety of free job training and career services to residents of Chicago’s South Side, including managing the design and construction efforts at the site, helping to structure the financing, and employing an uncommon short-term ownership strategy to bring the project to fruition.

The 11,000-square-foot facility that opened January 19, 2021, features a first-of-its-kind maker lab, group meeting spaces, a career center, computer lab, and more. The Center is also home to the Greater Chatham Initiative, a local nonprofit tasked with realizing a quality-of-life plan created by community members.

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    O. Victoria Lakes-Battle

    Executive Director - Chicago Metro Region
    Meet our Chicago Metro Team