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

Financing for the acquisiton of 3 locatons including 1) a pharmacy and urgent care center, 2) expansion of adult…

Rockford, IL | 17th District

The revitalization of downtown Rockford took another step forward with the rehabilitation of the indoor City Market at a…

Joliet, IL | 14th District

The transformation of a vacant elementary school located on a federally designated brownfield site in a low-income community in…

Site visits to Illinois NMTC Projects