Membership Application

Become a member of FHLB Des Moines today. 

Thank you for your interest in becoming a new member. Before continuing, please ensure your institution meets the eligibility requirements prescribed by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).

Membership with FHLB Des Moines is open to eligible commercial banks, thrifts, credit unions, insurance companies and community development financial institutions (CDFI's) whose charter or principal place of business (PPOB) is located in Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, the U.S. territories of American Samoa and Guam or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Membership Steps

Step 1: General Application Materials

Step 2: Select Your Institution Type

Step 3: Submit

Email your completed membership agreements and supporting documents to


If your institution has questions regarding the Bank's membership application process, please contact Member & Financial Operations.