Strengthening Communities Together
In an effort to support the Bank’s public policy mission, a non-partisan public policy network – Strengthening Communities Together (SCT) – was formed to bring together individuals and organizations that have a shared belief in the importance of strong communities supported by the FHLBank System and its member financial institutions. SCT encourages supporters to be advocates with policymakers for the continuation of a safe and sound FHLBank System.
Whether you are a member of FHLB Des Moines, a non-profit organization or an individual who has benefited from a member financial institution, joining the SCT network provides you with valuable information and the opportunity to strengthen your community. To learn more or to join SCT, visit www.fhlbforcommunity.com.
Strong Communities Fund
The Strong Communities Fund (SCF) supports our members in their efforts to strengthen their communities. By providing funds to member financial institutions, it gives them the opportunity to create safe housing, sustainable economies and good jobs.
Within the Strong Communities Fund, there are three categories that make up the program: housing programs, homebuilding initiative and community support. Housing programs provide grant funding for the purchase, construction or rehabilitation of affordable housing, the homebuilding initiative offers financial or volunteer resources to help build or repair homes, and community support provides volunteer and financial resources to organizations that help create economically vibrant communities.
The FHLB Des Moines SCF has helped numerous communities create affordable housing for its citizens.