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Cultivating Financial Inclusion & Strengthening Financial Well-Being for All

Funding the work of community organizations to empower and uplift the financial well-being of minority communities across Iowa to address economic disparities and foster financial inclusion initiatives.

Investing in Iowa's Financial Well-Being

Last year, ICUF published a state-wide report, the Economic Realities of Communities of Color. Based on the findings of this report, a multi-year commitment has been made to address barriers to financial well-being. 

The ICUF Financial Inclusion Grant Program will direct funding to organizations that are enhancing financial inclusion and improving financial well-being for minority populations in Iowa in the areas of: affordable housing, business ownership, childcare, education, employment, and health access and outcomes.

Grant Process

Iowa credit unions must nominate community organizations for those organizations to be eligible to apply for grants.

Nominated organizations passing ICUF's eligibility criteria and program evaluation are invited to apply for grants in the $5,000 - $10,000 range. 

ICUF will review grant applications and disburse grants directly to awarded organizations to fund work improving the financial well-being of minorities. 

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Affordable Housing

Over half of Iowan households (55%) whose median family income is between $0-$23,070 are paying more than 50% of their income on housing costs. Nearly one-third of Iowans are renters.

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