Andrea Arnold is Assistant Director of Resource Development at IFF, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) based in the Midwest.
IFF is a former grantee of the Living Cities’ Green Economy Working Group as well as a current borrower of Living Cities’ Catalyst Fund debt capital.
IFF finances nonprofits and community businesses who provide critical services to low-income and special needs communities in the Midwest. If a child care center, food pantry, health clinic, or charter school needs financing or real estate planning for a new facility, IFF offers affordable loans and real estate consulting to help these agencies build a facility that fits the needs of their programs and services and allows them to focus on their clients. IFF’s vision goes beyond helping nonprofits and community businesses build their balance sheets and facilities: it is to strengthen the sector itself and, through it, build stronger communities.