Corporate Citizenship

Our community involvement matters. And, we're serious about making a positive impact on our communities.








Building communities is a partnership – it takes community partners, the Bank and our employees to make an impact. Corporate citizenship is reflected in each of our core values – excellence, empowerment, integrity, respect, teamwork and authenticity. And, we are committed to helping make our communities great places to live, work and play through volunteerism, financial support and public policy.

We’re proud of the many ways we are involved in the community, our goal is to strengthen communities together. Every day. If your non-profit has a project or sponsorship request that aligns with our focus areas (detailed on the giving request application), please complete and submit a Community Giving Request.

Applications are reviewed on a monthly basis while allocated funding is available.

Community Impact


Building stronger communities doesn’t happen overnight. And, it doesn’t happen alone. At FHLB Des Moines, volunteering is part of our community-minded mission., giving new meaning to teamwork and building stronger communities.  In 2020, our employees spent 1,250 hours reading in classrooms, hosting mock interviews, serving meals and organizing donations in shelters, mentoring youth and helping revitalize neighborhoods.


Sponsorships are just one of the ways we give back and create strategic connections with community partners around causes that align with our key focus areas of housing, financial literacy, education and quality of life improvements. For a list of what requests are eligible, please download the Community Giving Request Application.

Matching Gifts Program

Through our Matching Gifts Program, qualified employee gifts made to eligible 501(c)(3) organizations are matched by the company, doubling the impact made by our employees. In 2020, more than $17,000 in employee giving grew to $35,000 to benefit 54 area nonprofits.


In 2020, through our partnership with Habitat for Humanity, we pounded nails, brushed paint and invested more than $100,000 to reduce homelessness, restore neighborhoods and create home ownership opportunities.

Disaster Relief

We stand strong in our steadfast support of communities whether they’re thriving or if they’re hurting. That’s why we provide financial assistance during natural disasters or other emergencies. 

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