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 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 13, 2024
JPMorgan Chase: Quality Child Care Anchors Detroit Community
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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 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 02, 2024
W.K. Kellogg Foundation: IFF Research Study Highlights Uneven Access to Affordable Child Care in Kent County, Michigan
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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 19, 2024
Joyful Spaces: New Program Advances Early Childhood Education Facility Quality in St. Louis
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March 27, 2024
“This is where you start a straight A student”: Quality Facilities for All Supports Early Childhood Education in Illinois
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March 07, 2024
Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago’s Affordable Housing Program Helps Wisconsin Nonprofits Address Two Community Needs in One High-Quality Facility in Madison
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March 07, 2024
WGHN-AM: Rep. Scholten Secures $11.5M for Community Projects Across West Michigan
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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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January 01, 2024
December 2023 Loan Round-up
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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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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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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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