How to Support IFF
IFF is a unique kind of community development financial institution (CDFI). We work at the intersection of facilities and finance to bring high-quality spaces to nonprofits to increase their financial stability and programmatic offerings. We work closely with our partners to deliver more capital to more community changemakers; more problem-solving for system-level challenges; and more investment impact across the Midwest. Through collaboration and commitment, IFF helps our partners achieve their unique investment goals while exploring better ways to create social impact in the community.
A Unique Approach
Since 1988, IFF has deployed more than $1.3 billion in capital, working with our partners to strengthen nonprofits, support institutional funders and investors, and help Midwestern communities thrive. We work with a wide range of partners, including banks and impact investors, with diverse goals related to social impact and financial performance.
A different kind of lender. IFF’s expertise in nonprofit finance enables us to underwrite loans while reducing structural barriers to capital in under-resourced communities. We make loans from $10,000 to $6.5 million, proving up to 95% of project costs subject to internal lending guidelines. Our long-term, non-appraisal-based loans result in property ownership, eliminate continuous refinancing, and help nonprofits strengthen their organizations and communities.
Highest Aeris ratings. IFF has never been delinquent on investor repayment in our 35-year history and is one of the few CDFIs to maintain the highest Aeris ratings for financial strength and performance, impact management performance, and commitment to — and leadership in — effecting policy change.
Experience and insight to mitigate risk. Our collaborative “One IFF” structure introduces deep market expertise and local knowledge that strengthens everything we do. Because we know the communities in which we lend, we can foresee and mitigate risk factors for our investors.
Funding and Investment Opportunities
IFF offers a full range of products to meet your unique goals for community impact and financial performance. Click on the products below to learn more.