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November 02, 2023
Fox 17 West Michigan: School Safety and Housing Among Topics of Focus During Kent County’s State of the County Address
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October 25, 2023
Michigan Initiative Helping to Build More Quality, Inspiring Child Care Spaces
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October 16, 2023
Commentary: Hope Starts Here Marks Progress in Detroit, Kellogg and Kresge recommit their support
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October 13, 2023
WGVU: New Study Finds Demand for Early Childcare Slots in Kent County Falls Thousands Short
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October 01, 2023
September 2023 Loan Round-up
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September 01, 2023
August 2023 Loan Round-up
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August 26, 2023
Northern Express: Where the Teacher Shortage and the Housing Crisis Meet
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August 23, 2023
WHTC-AM: Regional Non-Profit Funder Gets Financial Boost from Lansing
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August 22, 2023
MLive: Michigan Awards Millions to Build More Rental Housing Across the State
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August 22, 2023
WOOD-TV: $10M Housing Loan Fund Created for Allegan, Ottawa, Kent Counties
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August 22, 2023
Crain’s Grand Rapids Business: Nonprofit Receives $10M State Loan to Invest in West Michigan Housing Projects
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August 11, 2023
WGVU: Kent County Sets Parameters for New Affordable Housing Loan Fund, Enters Partnership with IFF
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August 11, 2023
Crain’s Grand Rapids Business: Kent County to launch affordable housing revolving loan fund with initial $58M
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August 10, 2023
Fox 2 Detroit: Gov. Whitmer’s new state budget includes $254M expanding free pre-K for up to 5,600 children
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August 10, 2023
WOOD-TV: Kent Co. approves framework for affordable housing fund
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August 10, 2023
MLive: Kent County launching $58M affordable housing loan program
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Thought Leadership
June 21, 2023
Honoring Culture’s Influence on Early Childhood Education and Spaces 
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June 07, 2023
Stronger Nonprofits Initiative: Five Years of Investment and Impact
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June 07, 2023
WGHN: Grand Haven Area Community Foundation Approves $1.5 Million Investment in IFF’s Affordable Housing Revolving Loan Fund
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May 05, 2023
IFF’s 2022 Annual Report: Together We Build a Stronger Midwest
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May 01, 2023
April 2023 Loan Round-up
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April 25, 2023
MLive: Congresswoman Scholten advocates for affordable, high-quality childcare in Grand Rapids
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April 01, 2023
March 2023 Loan Round-up
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March 23, 2023
Commentary: State initiative is a leap forward for early childhood facilities and those they serve
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March 21, 2023
WOOD-TV: Construction underway on ‘front porch’ of Boston Square neighborhood
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March 10, 2023
Mid-Michigan Now: 16 organizations to receive $2.4 million to expand access to low or no-cost childcare
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February 01, 2023
January 2023 Loan Round-up
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January 20, 2023
Crain’s Detroit Business: MacKenzie Scott has given more than $226 million to Michigan nonprofits
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December 19, 2022
Together We Build More Vibrant, Equitable Communities
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December 18, 2022
MLive: ‘Generations of new housing:’ Leaders have big hopes for $17.5M Kent County housing fund
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