Catch up on IFF news, read stories about community development projects across the Midwest, and gain insight from our team.

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May 09, 2019
The Appraisal Bias: How more equitable underwriting can increase capital in communities of color
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March 12, 2019
Exploring the continuum: Why community development projects need so much more than capital
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June 06, 2024
The Ark Celebrates the Reopening of a Human Services Hub for Chicago’s Jewish Community
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May 30, 2024
Shelterforce: Want Leaders in Community Development? Develop a New Hiring Strategy
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May 28, 2024
In Muncie, Reimagining ‘The Y’ for the Needs of Gen Z and Beyond
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May 28, 2024
Saving for the Future vs. Investing in Impact: Managing Liquidity at Nonprofit Organizations
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May 28, 2024
Caring for Our Future: State Initiative Boosts and Supports Child Care Providers and Creates Quality Learning Spaces for More Children
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Before and after images of the outdoor play space at Hamilton’s Learning Center, a QFA grantee in East St. Louis.
May 24, 2024
Quality Facilities for All Initiative supports early childhood education facilities in East St. Louis, IL
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May 20, 2024
The Chicago Community Trust: CDFIs Bring Development to Disinvested Communities
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May 15, 2024
Creating an Inclusive Space for the Blind and Visually Impaired Community in Northwest Indiana
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May 14, 2024
Crain’s Chicago Business: North Lawndale Getting New Factory-Built Affordable Homes
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May 13, 2024
JPMorgan Chase: Quality Child Care Anchors Detroit Community
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May 10, 2024
Chicago Defender: Pullman and Roseland Communities Celebrate Latest Milestone in their Revitalization
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May 09, 2024
Michigan Chronicle: Michigan’s $59 Million Investment Paid for Expansions, Upgrades, and Renovations at 1,100 Childcare Facilities
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May 09, 2024
KSHB-TV: Transforming Empty KCPS DeLano School Into Teen Homeless Shelter
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May 08, 2024
Sawyer County Record: IFF Client Receives Deal of the Year Award for New $42 Million Health Center
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May 08, 2024
Sawyer County Record: LCO Receives Deal of the Year Award for New $42 Million Health Center
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May 08, 2024
Michigan Department of Lifelong Learning, Achievement, and Potential Press Release: MiLEAP Announces $59 Million Investment to Expand and Improve 1,100+ Child Care Facilities Across Michigan
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May 07, 2024
IFF’s 2023 Annual Report: A Historic Investment in Local Changemakers
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May 03, 2024
Traverse City Record-Eagle: Goodwill, City Team Up On Housing Plan for Chronically Homeless
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May 02, 2024
W.K. Kellogg Foundation: IFF Research Study Highlights Uneven Access to Affordable Child Care in Kent County, Michigan
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May 02, 2024
Kansas City Business Journal: PACE KC Adult Wellness Center Receives Award for Community Impact
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May 01, 2024
WOOD-TV: Hispanic Center Expanding with Purchase of Former Church
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May 01, 2024
Indian Gaming Magazine: IFF Borrower, Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Awarded for New Community Health Center
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April 30, 2024
Crain’s Grand Rapids Business: Hispanic Center of Western Michigan Buys Former Church for Expansion Plan
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April 28, 2024
10 Years of Impact in Detroit: How Three Nonprofits Have Evolved to Strengthen Communities
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April 25, 2024
Southwest Michigan’s Second Wave: Battle Creek’s Early Childhood Education Poised to Flourish — And Save a Church at the Same Time
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April 24, 2024
How Shermann “Dilla” Thomas is Championing Chicago’s Neighborhoods by Shining a Light on Underappreciated History
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April 23, 2024
Acquiring Donated or Discounted Property: A Guide for Nonprofit Leaders
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April 23, 2024
Second Wave Michigan: CDFI Funding Helps Corktown Health Expand Services for Detroit Area’s LGBTQ Residents
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April 19, 2024
Joyful Spaces: New Program Advances Early Childhood Education Facility Quality in St. Louis
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April 18, 2024
Sunflower State Radio: USDA Rural Development Partnership Helps Local Organization Create and Expand Food Programs in Rural Kansas
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