About Our Logo
The mission of IBF Development is represented in the logo, a design incorporating three symbols:
IBF LOGO: In combining pieces of these three symbols, IBF’s logo reflects its mission to create positive change by bringing financial expertise to the improvement of housing and communities. We are creating a legacy of “Housing and Communities IMPROVED BY FINANCE (IBF)”.
IMPROVE AND ADAPT: This is the Adinkra symbol called “Twistings.” It represents adapting, improving, changing, resilience and the ability to use these qualities to withstand hardship. Adinkra are a philosophical language of visual symbols with multilayered meanings used by the Akan people of Ghana, West Africa.
FINANCING: The America dollar sign represents financial capital and resources. Financing is a central tool used to create change in housing and communities. The withdrawal of capital and the challenge of attracting new capital to neighborhoods has resulted in substandard conditions and a lack of opportunities for people in many areas.
EXPERTISE AND WISDOM: This Adinkra symbol is known as “The Wisdom Knot”. This symbol represents wisdom, ingenuity, and intelligence. The Akan believe that a wise person has the ability to choose the best way to achieve a goal and the capacity to apply their knowledge to solving practical problems and attaining meaningful results.