Formed in 1988, IFF
is a nonprofit community development financial institution (CDFI) whose
mission is to strengthen nonprofits providing critical services to low-income communities. IFF
finances real estate for nonprofit corporations, provides consulting for facilities planning and
development, conducts research, and leads targeted public policy initiatives. IFF serves child care
centers, health clinics, homeless shelters and other nonprofits in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,
Missouri and Wisconsin. As of June 30, 2009, IFF had made 709 loans totaling $246 million.