Policy and Research
Policy and Research

IFF strengthens the nonprofit sector and promotes community development through public policy and research.

Public Policy
Public policy matters to IFF because public-private partnerships are essential to IFF’s overriding purpose of fostering comprehensive community development in distressed areas.  And community development financial institutions (CDFIs), such as IFF, can foster the best of public-private partnerships.

IFF conducts independent research for and about the nonprofit sector, helping leaders make informed decisions about programs and services, resources, and public policy.


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