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

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February 21, 2024
Crain’s Grand Rapids Business: Kent County Must Continue Early Childhood Funding
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February 20, 2024
The Kresge Foundation: How IFF Navigated Layering Partners, Capital to Build a New Early Childhood Center
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January 13, 2024
Wisconsin State Journal: Madison Project with Housing, Child Care Under One Roof Shows Need for Federal Fund
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December 30, 2023
Chicago Defender: ITAV Elevates Mission with Historic Acquisition of Hales in Bronzeville
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December 19, 2023
Quality Facilities for All (QFA) Initiative Completes First Cohort of ECE Facility Renovations in Chicago
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December 19, 2023
Second Wave Michigan: Report Highlights Need for More Equitable Early Childhood Care and Education
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November 20, 2023
A $50 Million Healthy Living Campus Aims to Address Historic Inequities in West Dayton
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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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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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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 01, 2023
May 2023 Loan Round-up
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May 24, 2023
PRE4CLE Initiative Invests in Cleveland’s Youngest Learners with Funding for Facilities Upgrades and Other Supports
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Thought Leadership
March 23, 2023
Commentary: State initiative is a leap forward for early childhood facilities and those they serve
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At the Paramount Cottage Home school, a photo of the 10-year celebration of IFF's work in Indiana
March 22, 2023
Celebrating 10 Years of Impact in Indiana and Doubling Down on Statewide Solutions
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November 11, 2022
October 2022 Loan Round-up
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Children playing at an ECE center in Detroit. One child never the center is balancing, with arms outstretched, on a board curved like the foot of a rocking horse.
November 03, 2022
Press Release: Gov. Whitmer Announces Application is Now Live for $50M in Grants to Open and Grow Child Care Facilities in Michigan
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October 26, 2022
A Nonprofit and a Health System in Rural Indiana Team Up to Solve Two Community Challenges with One Repurposed Facility
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Thought Leadership
September 21, 2022
Stronger Together: Health Care Systems Investing in Early Care & Education
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August 23, 2022
At the Intersection of Equity and Early Childhood Education: Q&A with Erikson Institute President Dr. Mariana Souto-Manning
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Architect's rendering of the Academy for Global Citizenship at the Cultivate Collective hub
June 21, 2022
Chicago’s Academy for Global Citizenship Anchors New State-of-the-Art Learning, Sustainability, and Wellness Hub Catered to Community Needs
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June 20, 2022
Recorrido de Fotos: Proveedores de educación infantil en Grand Rapids mejoran sus edificios a través del programa Learning Spaces
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June 20, 2022
Photo Tour: Grand Rapids Early Childhood Education Providers Enhance Facilities Through Learning Spaces Program
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May 18, 2022
Madison Nonprofits Team Up on Affordable Housing and Early Childhood Education in a Win-Win for Everybody
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Cover of IFF's 2021 Annual Report
May 18, 2022
IFF’s 2021 Annual Report | Meeting the Moment: Change, Equity, Impact
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Architect's rendering of Galleria 89 in South Chicago
May 01, 2022
April 2022 Loan Round-up
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A photo of the St. Suzanne Cody Rouge Community Resource Center in Detroit
February 16, 2022
Facility Turnaround in Detroit Helps Nonprofit Focus on “The Right Work at the Right Time in the Right Place”
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January 18, 2022
Photo Tour: The Marygrove Early Education Center Puts Young Learners at the Center of Community Revitalization
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