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.
Please welcome our newest members!
The Iowa Able Foundation empowers Iowans with disabilities, their families, and the aging to achieve and maintain independence through lending, education, and advancing. As the new Executive Director of the Iowa Able Foundation, I hope to continue this mission, its traditions and begin to create and embrace new ones, too.” – Charles Hoffman-Zinnel.
Hoffman-Zinnel’s background is in non-profit and higher education. He has nearly twenty years’ experience working with persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and consider this his personal passion – being able to educate and empower individuals towards self-fulfillment. He has a Master of Business Leadership from William Penn University and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education. He lives with his husband, Daniel, in Bondurant with their three dogs (Chloe, Dylan, and Wyatt). They enjoy cycling, kayaking, and movies. His excited to start this new opportunity with the Iowa Able Foundation and empower individuals towards self-fulfillment and personal sustainability.
Black Hawk County Financial Coach
Jessica Marsh, owner and operator of a small retail business in Cedar Falls, Iowa, has had a successful career in entrepreneurship for nearly 13 years. She is passionate about sharing her small business expertise with other entrepreneurs, and has worked as a private consultant for hundreds of clients in that capacity. Jessica has also taught financial literacy classes throughout the state of Iowa for the past five years. In addition, Jessica and her husband Jeff are franchisees of a national restaurant chain, operating in four Cedar Valley locations.
Jessica has a degree in Finance from the University of Northern Iowa, with an emphasis in real estate. Prior to the launch of her own small business, Jessica worked in several finance-related fields, including insurance, real estate and personal investments. She has served as a both a member and President of the Cedar Falls Community Main Street Board of Directors, and is an active volunteer for that organization.
Jessica currently resides in Cedar Falls with her husband and their four children.