We are a private, national foundation that works to expand opportunities in America’s cities through grantmaking and social investing in arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services and community development in Detroit.
This loan allows IFF to provide capital to high-quality early childhood centers in Southeast Michigan and other community facilities. Sixty percent of the funds are to be spent in Detroit. This loan supports a new initiative, KEYS (Kresge Early Years for Success): Detroit, which seeks to improve the early childhood system in Detroit and ensure all children are ready for kindergarten. IFF opened its Detroit office in 2014 and to date has made more than $10 million in loans to a range of community facilities.