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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November 03, 2023
WGVU’s The Shelley Irwin Show: How Uneven Access to Affordable Child Care Divides Kent County
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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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Stories
December 19, 2022
Together We Build More Vibrant, Equitable Communities
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September 17, 2021
The Kresge Foundation: New, state-of-the art Marygrove Early Education Center celebrates grand opening
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Stories
June 28, 2021
2020 Annual Report
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June 14, 2021
Long-term Relationships and Trust Underpin COVID-19 Vaccination Success in Homan Square
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February 01, 2021
Bridge Detroit: Cradle-to-career program at Marygrove campus serves Detroit’s littlest people
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July 15, 2020
Traverse City Record-Eagle: Plot twist: Horizon Books isn’t closing
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Stories
May 27, 2020
2019 Annual Report
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March 02, 2020
The Ticker: Local Child Care Study Outlines Shortcomings
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March 02, 2020
Experienced child care provider expands to serve 6x more children on Detroit’s east side
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December 12, 2019
Chalkbeat: Researchers say Detroit could become a national leader in pre-K
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Thought Leadership
December 02, 2019
Part 2: Reaching more leaders of color with the financing tools they want
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Stories
November 11, 2019
United Methodist Community House reimagines itself — and Grand Rapids’ Southeastern Community
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Thought Leadership
September 26, 2019
Using data to drive investment and impact
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Resources
September 04, 2019
Raising Quality, Promoting Equity: An Analysis of Location, Performance, and Challenges Facing Tulsa Public Schools
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Resources
September 04, 2019
Raising Quality, Promoting Equity: An Analysis of Location, Performance, and Challenges Facing Oklahoma City Public Schools
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Thought Leadership
July 24, 2019
Why community developers should care more about early childhood education
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Stories
May 06, 2019
Access and Quality for Illinois Children: Statewide Early Childhood Education Needs Assessment
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April 12, 2019
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Only one in five Milwaukee families has access to licensed child care for their pre-K kids
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Stories
April 11, 2019
IFF’s 2018 Annual Investors Report
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Thought Leadership
March 12, 2019
Exploring the continuum: Why community development projects need so much more than capital
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Thought Leadership
February 26, 2019
IFF CEO Joe Neri testifies at Congressional hearing on CDFI Fund
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Stories
January 18, 2019
Top 10 Pieces of Advice in 2018
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November 12, 2018
IFF celebrates 30 years by convening 500+ partners across the Midwest
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August 07, 2018
Voices of Cody Rouge: Chris Uhl of IFF on the importance of early childhood education
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June 26, 2018
Model D: Voices of Cody Rouge: How a local church and its partners saved a key community resource center
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June 14, 2018
Chalkbeat: As caregivers struggle to make ends meet, 28,000 Detroit children go without care
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April 16, 2018
From IFF CEO Joe Neri: Celebrating 30 Years of Change
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