Chicago Jesuit Academy

The Chicago Jesuit Academy was founded in 2005 to support students from historically disinvested communities and is located on Chicago’s West Austin Neighborhood. The CJA currently provides a high-quality education to students who experience “extraordinary financial hardship yet show evidence of academic motivation and personal potential.” The school provides several supplemental learning activities such as […]

Skills for Chicagoland’s Future

McCaffery Score Grants Award to Skills for Chicagolands Future. November 10, 2021, Chicago – Southside Community Optimal Redevelopment Enterprise, a community development entity supported by McCaffery Interests Inc., is pleased to announce that it has made a grant of $350,000 to Skills for Chicagoland’s Future through its nonprofit affiliate, the Joint-County Opportunity Benefit Support Fund. […]

Build, INC

Founded in 1969, BUILD has worked for more than 50 years to help young people on the West Side of Chicago overcome systemic obstacles to thriving futures through mentoring and other structured programming. IFF closed a $5.65 million bridge loan for BUILD that enabled the nonprofit to move forward with the construction of a headquarters […]

North Austin Community Center

The Project consists of a 140,000 sq. ft. community center on a long-vacant 6.7-acre brownfield site in North Austin that was most recently owned by the City of Chicago. Modeled after the Pullman Community Center on the South Side, the new facility houses a full-sized indoor sports field that can be divided into 4 smaller […]

Edgar Ramirez, CEO Chicago Commons, on receiving NMTC financing

“We are appreciative of IFF’s support in helping Chicago Commons during Illinois’ unprecedented budget crisis. While our organization has been financially sound and healthy for many years, the past year has called for us to think creatively to weather the financial storm. Partnering with IFF allowed us to keep our doors open without balancing the […]

Covenant House Illinois

Funding for the acquisition and renovation of a 3-story building located at 2934 West Lake Street in East Garfield Park for a nonprofit service provider.