Welcome to the Iowa Able Foundation website! The Iowa Able Foundation is a statewide non-profit helping Iowans with disabilities and the aging achieve and maintain independence through microlending programs and financial coaching. Here you can learn more about our programs, apply for a loan, or request an application, and find out how you can join us by donating your time, participating in our annual Iowa Able Run, or making a contribution to support our work.
Our Mission Statement:
The Iowa Able Foundation empowers Iowans with disabilities, their families, and the aging to achieve and maintain independence through lending, educating and advancing.
Message from the Executive Director:
Thank you for visiting our web page! We hope that you take the time to look around and learn about the services that our foundation offers.
The Iowa Able Foundation was founded and established by P.R. Lind and Company in 1993 and the loan program started in 2004. Since then, Iowa Able has provided borrowing options for Iowans with disabilities and the aging. Iowa Able is a non-profit, regulated lender focused on providing holistic financial services and education necessary for building credit and assets while attaining the assistive technology, home and vehicle modifications, business startup funds they need to live, work and learn in Iowa communities.
Thanks to several statewide partnerships including Principal Financial Group, Banker’s Trust, the United Way of Story County, and IPAT (Iowa Program for Assistive Technology), the Iowa Able Foundation is now hosting FREE group classes focused on budgeting, reading credit reports, debt snowballs, and other related financial topics. We also provide these services on a one-on-one basis to all prospective and current borrowers. Our Financial Coach comes alongside our clients to meet them where they are to provide comprehensive coaching in all areas of personal financial management.
Iowa Able is growing and serving more Iowans each year. Services and accessibility for people with disabilities have changed throughout the state over time but one thing remains consistent within our organization… and that is the understanding of the people we serve. Looking at our personal finances and applying for loans can be a scary thing and it is often something that we “set aside”. I truly believe we are making a difference in the lives of the people we are serving because we understand this. It is an honor to be associated with this organization and I am proud to serve Iowans with disabilities and the aging community.
Thank you to those that have taken the time to learn about our services, partnered with us, volunteered with us, joined our Board of Directors, donated to us, and taken part in our annual event, the “Iowa Able Run”. We could not do what we do without you! If you would like to learn more about the Iowa Able Foundation, please give us a call today at 1-888-222-8943! We look forward to hearing from you!