Map of Selected Projects in Illinois

Community Testimonials

“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 budget on the backs of our participants, who depend on us every day for early education, family services, and senior care programming.”

-Edgar Ramirez, CEO Chicago Commons, on receiving NMTC financing

It is a critical tool to reduce the amoral wealth and income gap between black and white people that persists in America. NMTC investments create higher paying jobs and business ownership wealth in predominantly African American communities across the country.

-Calvin Holmes, African American Alliance of CDFI CEOs, Chicago, Illinois

Selected Projects in Illinois


Chicago, IL | 7th District

The Chicago Jesuit Academy was founded in 2005 to support students from historically disinvested communities and is located on…

Chicago, IL | 2nd District

New construction of a 4,400 AF stand -alone commercial building that will be leased to operate a restaurant….

Chicago, IL | 1st District

A sprawling healthy living center coming to 79th Street aims to empower South Siders when it comes to their…

Peoria, IL | 15th District

Natural Fiber Welding, Inc. closed $15M in NMTC funding, accelerating growth of the company to meet the demand of…

Site visits to Illinois NMTC Projects