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

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November 20, 2023
IFF Leverages FHLBank Chicago Membership to Unlock $33.5+ Million in Funding for Affordable Housing in the Midwest
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October 27, 2023
Stronger Nonprofits Initiative’s Chicago Cohorts Gather for Reunion
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October 26, 2023
Crain’s Chicago Business: Opinion: The Business Survival Case for Arming Arts Leaders with Financial Tools and Resources
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October 23, 2023
Empower Magazine: IFF’s Executive Director of Chicago Region, O. Victoria Lakes-Battle Shares the Impact of Chicago’s Cultural Treasures
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October 12, 2023
Lake County News-Sun: PADS Lake County Using Hotels More Than Churches to House the Homeless
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October 11, 2023
WGN-TV: ChiTreasures: Preserving Cultural Heritage of Hispanic Community
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October 04, 2023
Weekly Citizen: Chicago’s Cultural Treasures Continues to Support BIPOC Arts and Cultural Organizations
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October 01, 2023
September 2023 Loan Round-up
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September 13, 2023
Chicago Sun-Times: Common Pantry Opens First Stand-Alone Location in its 56-Year History of Helping the Hungry
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August 29, 2023
Austin Weekly News: Meet the Key Players Responsible for the Aspire Center Construction
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August 17, 2023
Illinois Charter School Completes Renovation of Historically Significant Campus Designed for Expeditionary Learning
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July 01, 2023
June 2023 Loan Round-up
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June 07, 2023
Stronger Nonprofits Initiative: Five Years of Investment and Impact
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June 01, 2023
May 2023 Loan Round-up
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May 24, 2023
Persistence Pays Off for Enlace Chicago as Hard-Won Facility Serves as a Stepping Stone for Continued Growth
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May 22, 2023
Supporting a Broad Range of Chicago’s Dance Artists: A Conversation with ACLF Program Participant Joanna Furnans, Executive Director of Chicago Dancemakers Forum
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May 11, 2023
Aurora Beacon-News: Officials say 1449 Senior Estates development a game changer for public housing in Aurora
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May 05, 2023
IFF’s 2022 Annual Report: Together We Build a Stronger Midwest
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May 03, 2023
Patch Chicago: New Workforce Development Center Breaks Ground in Austin
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May 01, 2023
April 2023 Loan Round-up
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April 29, 2023
Robotics & Automation News: mHUB investing $50 million to build ‘largest independent manufacturing center in America’
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April 24, 2023
Navigating ‘an Incredible Time of Transition’: A Conversation with ACLF Program Participant Jeannie Lukow, Executive Director of Porchlight Music Theatre
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April 01, 2023
March 2023 Loan Round-up
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March 01, 2023
February 2023 Loan Round-up
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February 21, 2023
Long-term Partnership with IFF Sees Chicago Arts Nonprofit Through Multiple Phases of Growth to First Owned Facility
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February 10, 2023
Crain’s Chicago Business: A city-owned bank draws skepticism — not just from usual suspects
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February 01, 2023
January 2023 Loan Round-up
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January 19, 2023
IFF’s Continuum in Practice: Going Deep in Place in Chicago’s North Lawndale Neighborhood
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January 19, 2023
Arts and Culture Community Celebrates Chicago’s Cultural Treasures as Initiative Embarks on Its Next Phase
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January 01, 2023
December 2022 Loan Round-up
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