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IFF’s latest issue of InSites!

July 2017

IFF in the News

Big and small: Sharing early education wisdom from rural to urban communities
Model D Media, 7/23/2017

Chicago Kitchen Incubator Will Be Much More Than a Place to Cook
Next City, 7/19/17

The Hatchery to Open $30 million Food and Beverage Incubator
TechCo, 7/11/2017

The high cost of limited access to early childhood education in Detroit
Model D, 7/10/2017

Scattered-site development provides accessible housing in Chicago
Affordable Housing Finance, 7/7/2017

Prepared to learn: Why early education is so important for Michigan’s children
Model D, 6/26/2017

The positive signs, and challenges ahead, for early education in Detroit and Michigan
Model D, 6/19/2017

Plan for Humboldt Park Teachers Village Reintroduced With Affordability in Mind, 6/5/2017

How one boxing gym is changing kids lives
Crain’s Detroit Business, 6/2/2017

Health Care is Community Reinvestment: Examples from the Mental Health Fields
Profitwise News and Views, 5/24/2017

IFF Announced in First Round of Benefit Chicago Impact Investments
Benefit Chicago Press Release, 5/16/2017

Developer Scales Down ‘Teachers Village’ Project At Humboldt Park School
DNA Info, 5/11/2017

Evaluation of Child Outcomes in Nine Child-Parent Centers: Report for 2015-16
IFF Chicago Pay for Success Report, Fact Sheet, and other materials, 4/28/2017

First rehabbed Building Detroit Futures home sold to teacher
Southwest Solutions, 4/26/2017

Pro Neighborhoods Case Study: Midwest Nonprofit Lenders Alliance
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, 4/11/2017

Capstone Awards 2017: Community Impact – Citizens of the World Charter School
Kansas City Business Journal, 3/24/2017

In Pricey Silicon Valley, Teachers Scramble for Housing
CityLab, 3/13/2017

Video Spotlight: 5th Avenue Lofts in Kenosha, WI
Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago 2016 Annual Report, 3/9/2017

Developers of Shipping Container Apartments Looking to Disrupt Real Estate Industry
Columbus Underground, 3/7/2017

New charter school planned in East Lansing
Lansing State Journal, 3/2/2017

Historic Illinois hospital comes back as affordable housing
Affordable Housing Finance, 2/21/2017

CDF/IFF nonprofit loan program leads to community reinvestment
Soapbox Cincinnati, 2/21/2017

L-Evated Chicago awarded $1M to promote equitable investments
Chicago Community Trust Press Release, 2/15/2017

Findlay Market partners help entrepreneurs forge community through food
Soapbox Cincinnati, 2/7/2017

New Center redevelopment to house artists, new restaurant, Wilson foundation HQ
Crain’s Detroit Business, 1/27/2017

In Kansas City, a lesson in transforming closed schools
The Chicago Reporter, 1/24/2017

Running Rebels Getting Second Location
CBS Milwaukee, 1/11/2017

Group serving at-risk youth expanding programs after buying Capitol drive building
Milwaukee Business Journal, 1/3/2017

Community Warehouse to open North Ave. store
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1/3/2017

Nonprofit Community Warehouse buys Bronzeville building for new store
Milwaukee Business Journal, 1/1/2017


Midwest Lender Provides Stability for Nonprofits Facing Rising Rents
Next City, 12/20/2016

Q & A: Monica Duncan, Director of Early Childhood Services, IFF
The Kresge Foundation , 12/16/2016

Flagstar Strand Theatre in Pontiac to open next month after $20 million renovation
Crain’s Detroit Business, 12/14/2016

Kresge Foundation commits $1 million to help expand child chare facilities program in Detroit
Crain’s Detroit Business, 12/12/2016

Midwest Lender IFF Awarded $80 Million in Federal New Markets Tax Credits
IFF Press Release, 12/6/2016

Private Capital Raised Through IFF’s Investor Consortium Exceeds $240 Million
IFF Press Release, 11/30/2016

Community Leaders Break Ground on Urban Sprouts Child Development Center
IFF Press Release, 11/29/2016

‘Teachers Village’ Development Proposed For Former Von Humboldt Elementary
DNAinfo Chicago, 11/4/2016

Columbus nonprofit plans shipping container apartments as low-income housing
The Columbus Dispatch, 10/26/2016

New Mariano’s in Bronzeville sells for $34 million
Crain’s Chicago Business, 10/26/2016

Shipping containers as low-income housing? Check out the Cargominiums coming to Columbus
Columbus Business Journal, 10/25/2016

Chicago to Direct $100 Million to Neighborhoods
Next City, 10/18/2016

LaSalle Arts and Media Center Project
The Collinwood Observer, 10/3/2016

YWCA building set to open doors after renovations
Grand Rapids Business Journal, 9/30/2016

Conversion of former Lena’s to Save-A-Lot to start soon; lender eyes more grocery projects
Milwaukee Business Journal, 9/29/2016

IFF Awarded $3 Million From Healthy Food Financing Initiative
IFF Press Release, 9/28/2016

Nonprofit Lender IFF Receives $2.8 Million From U.S. Capital Magnet Fund
IFF Press Release, 9/23/2016

IFF Closes on 15th Investor Consortium Note Sale
IFF Press Release, 9/20/2016

Competition for school kids heats up across Indy
Indianapolis Business Journal, 9/17/2016

Join Guest House of Milwaukee to Celebrate Completion of its $2.6M Renovation and Expansion Project
Guest House of Milwaukee Press Release, 9/13/2016

Two Examples of Mental Health Clinics in Chicago that Serve LMI Communities
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Blog, 9/6/2016

Mayor Emanuel and Alderman Dowell Launch Construction on XS Tennis World-Class Facility in Washington Park Community
City of Chicago Press Release, 8/25/2016

NMTCs, HTCs Revitalize Historic Market District
Novogradac Journal of Tax Cr, 8/1/2016

Mayor Emanuel, City Officials, Community Members Celebrate Opening of New Arts and Recreation Center in Ellis Park
City of Chicago Press Release, 7/9/2016

U.S. Department of Education Awards Grants to Help Public Charter Schools Obtain Facilities
Office of Innovation & Improvement Press Release, 7/5/2016

IFF Releases New Data and Tools to Improve Indianapolis Education Landscape
IFF Press Release, 6/21/2016

Lakeview Pantry’s New Home Is Now Open, And It Is Gorgeous
DNAinfo, 6/21/2016

Near West Side Partners picking up interest in grocery store development
Milwaukee Business Journal, 6/19/2016

IFF Reaches $100 Million Milestone in Wisconsin
IFF Press Release, 6/14/2016

WHEDA and IFF agree to co-lend on affordable housing projects
WHEDA Press Release, 6/8/2016

Where Credit Is Due: HFAs have found creative ways to magnify the impact of low-income housing tax credits
Affordable Housing Finance, 6/2/2016

Investors earn max initial payment from Chicago’s ‘social impact bond’
Catalyst Chicago, 5/13/2016

Child-parent centers boast strong results for kids, investors
Catalyst Chicago, 5/13/2016

Evaluation for Kindergarten Readiness in Five Child-Parent Centers: Report for 2014-15
IFF Chicago Social Impact Bond Fact Sheet and Report, 5/13/2016

MacArthur, Chicago Community Trust create low-interest loan program for nonprofits
Crain’s Chicago Business, 4/25/2016

Illinois Housing Development Authority Awards Federal Tax Credits to Finance Affordable Housing Statewide Including IFF’s Home First
Illinois Housing Development Authority Press Release, 4/19/2016

IFF’s Investor Consortium Surpasses $200 Million in Capital Raised
IFF Press Release, 4/19/2016

Work Begins on $20M Strand Theatre Renovations in Pontiac
DBusiness, 4/13/2016

Construction begins on $20 million Strand Theatre project
Crain’s Detroit Business, 4/13/2016

Minnesota Comeback is doling out more than $2.7 million in education grants. So who, exactly, is Minnesota Comeback?
MinnPost, 4/8/2016

Charter school announces location at Broadway and Armour
Midtown KC Post, 3/31/2016

Citizens of the World charter school in midtown finds a building on Broadway
Kansas City Star, 3/31/2016

New charter school will lease Midtown facility
Kansas City Business Journal, 3/31/2016

New charter school to open in Midtown
KSHB- 41 Action News, 3/31/2016

$400,000 state grant to help RecoveryPark through first-phase financing
Crain’s Detroit Business, 3/22/2016

New duplexes breathe fresh life into Peoria’s East Bluff
Peoria Journal Star, 3/15/2016

Home First’s Access Peoria Development Celebrates Grand Opening
Access Peoria Partners Press Release, 3/10/2016

Small Business Investing Gets a Boost in Midwest Cities
Next City, 3/7/2016

Child Care Leader Joins IFF’s Detroit Office to Manage Early Education Services Work Throughout Michigan
IFF Press Release, 3/2/2016

Nonprofit lender names new director for Ohio
The Columbus Dispatch, 2/29/2016

IFF Opens New Ohio Office in Columbus with Tara Campbell as Director of Lending
IFF Press Release, 2/16/2016

New markets tax credits finance construction of nation’s most comprehensive family peace center
Sojourner Family Peace Center Press Release, 2/4/2016

The Charter School Lenders
Shelterforce, 2/4/2016

Fresh food fund helps open grocery store in Waukegan ‘food desert’
Lake County News-Sun, 1/25/2016

Home First Illinois creates accessible, affordable housing in Chicago
ABC 7 Chicago, 1/17/2016

Kresge Foundation plans $20 million effort to boost children
The Daily Tribune, 1/8/2016

Kresge Launches $20 Million Early Childhood Development Initiative
Philanthropy News Digest, 1/8/2016

IFF Study Finds Most Detroit Children Lack Access to Early Childhood Care
IFF Press Release, 1/7/2016

Kresge aims $20M for early childhood development effort
The Detroit News, 1/7/2016

IFF Study Finds One-third of Children in Macomb, Oakland and Out Wayne Counties Lack Access to Early Childhood Care
IFF Press Release, 1/7/2016

Kresge Foundation Kicks Off $20 Million, 5-Year Initiative To Improve Early Childhood Outcomes In Detroit
CBS Detroit, 1/7/2016

Kresge Foundation introduces $20 million initiative to improve early childhood outcomes
The Kresge Foundation Press Release, 1/7/2016

Kresge Foundation launches $20 million early childhood development program in Detroit
Crain’s Detroit Business, 1/7/2016

Kresge kicks off $20-million early childhood initiative
Detroit Free Press, 1/6/2016

Global Finance Executive Joins Midwest Lender IFF’s Management
IFF Press Release, 1/6/2016