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

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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 19, 2024
PRINT: Shining a Spotlight on Chicago’s BIPOC Cultural Treasures
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January 12, 2024
Enterprise Podcast Network: Preserving BIPOC-Led and Focused Arts and Culture in Chicago
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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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Thought Leadership
November 08, 2023
Organizational Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Must Begin with Intentionality
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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 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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A view inside Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, in Chicago, showing an exhibition featuring the work of celebrated artist Henry Darger.
September 21, 2023
Reimagining What a Modern Museum Can Be: A Conversation with ACLF Participant Debra Kerr, President and CEO of Intuit
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August 21, 2023
“Game Changing” Urban Farm Expands Kheprw Institute’s Capacity to Build Community Wealth
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July 19, 2023
Press Release: Stronger Nonprofits Initiative Launches Fourth Chicago Cohort, Addressing Barriers Leaders of Color Face in Accessing Resources
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June 07, 2023
Stronger Nonprofits Initiative: Five Years of Investment and Impact
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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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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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January 19, 2023
Arts and Culture Community Celebrates Chicago’s Cultural Treasures as Initiative Embarks on Its Next Phase
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Press
January 17, 2023
Press Release: Stronger Nonprofits Initiative Returns to Chicago, Addressing Barriers Leaders of Color Face in Accessing Resources
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January 10, 2023
Press Release: IFF Receives $75,000 Grant from Glick Philanthropies to Further Support Indianapolis Nonprofits Through Leadership, Programming, and Real Estate Coaching
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Stories
October 26, 2022
10 Key Takeaways from the Stronger Nonprofits Initiative’s First Five Years
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Thought Leadership
September 21, 2022
Stronger Together: Health Care Systems Investing in Early Care & Education
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Consuelo Poland, Founder of Latinas Welding Guild
June 21, 2022
‘It’s Been a Really Great Year of Growth’: A Conversation with Stronger Nonprofits Initiative Participant Consuelo Lockhart, Founder of the Latinas Welding Guild
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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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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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May 16, 2022
Press Release: Stronger Nonprofits Initiative Launches in Kansas City, MO, Addressing Barriers Leaders of Color Face in Accessing Resources
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Stories
June 14, 2021
Stronger Nonprofits Initiative Spotlight: InsideOut Literary Arts Executive Director Suma Karaman Rosen
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March 14, 2019
Stronger Nonprofits Initiative: 20 organizations served, countless ideas and connections sparked
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March 06, 2019
Empowering Chicago nonprofits through capital, know-how, and networking
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September 05, 2018
IFF Learning Spaces: Three Stories of Growth
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