Michael Shultz

IFF is a mission-driven lender, real estate consultant and developer that helps communities thrive by creating opportunities for under-resourced communities and people with disabilities. IFF is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that strives to strengthen nonprofits and the communities they serve by providing leadership, capital, and real estate solutions.

Deaconess Foundation provides funding to IFF through its Mission-Related Investment portfolio. Through this investment, Deaconess made low-interest capital available to IFF to provide loans to early childcare centers, charter schools, grocery stores and health clinics generating impact well. This support is well-aligned to the Foundation’s goals to ensure children have full access to quality early childhood care and education and universal access to health care.

Learn more about IFF and their available services and initiatives at: iff.org.