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Iowa Funding Sources

Updated: Aug 8, 2023

Angel Flight Central

Dedicated to arranging free non-emergency long distance air transportation for children and adults in situations of compelling human need.

Autism Society of Iowa

Family Scholarships to attend programming such as dance class, music therapy and so on. Payment is made directly to the organization offering the programming. Contact 515-327-9075 for more information.

Department of Human Services

Provide multiple assistance programs. Child Care Assistance, Food Assistance, Cash Assistance, State Supplement Assistance, and Job Training.

Designer Genes Downs Syndrome Group

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE - will consider a variety of requests including, but not limited to: camp fees, conference and workshop fees, and more.

Contact (319) 404-0396 or

Dream Factory Inc.

Largest all-volunteer driven children’s wish-granting organization that does not limit its mission to children who have life-threatening illness. The organization believes children with chronic illnesses and disorders also suffer from substantial emotional and physical pain. Parent must apply through local chapter.

GiGi's Playhouse

Provide FREE, life-changing therapeutic, educational, and career training programs.

IMPACT Community Action Partnership

Personal pantry available for personal hygiene and household cleaning supplies. Item availability varies. Individuals can attend the pantry once per month.

Iowa Family Support Network

Children at Home assist families in securing the services and supports they identify as necessary in helping their child to remain at home. Different counties facilitate their own programs. A great resource directory too!

Lifeline Pilots

FREE transportation for such medical needs as on-going medical treatments, diagnosis and follow-up care.

Miracle Travel Works

Provides assistance for travel for the purpose of seeking urgent medical treatment for your child, and you reside within the Midwest states.

Northwoods Airlifeline

Help people obtain medical assistance that is unavailable to them in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to destinations in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Connecticut, and Texas, all at no cost to the individual.

Paws 4 Autism

Focuses on service dogs trained specifically for those challenged by autism, PTSD, EDS, D-POTS.

Respite funding through the Arc of Stork County

Provides supplemental respite funding for families that need respite services.

Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Volunteers make and deliver bunk beds to children and families in need. Community supports can refer families to Sleep in Heavenly Peace, or families can self refer.

Special Youth Challenge Ministries

Provides training and other necessary aides to help the hunters achieve this goal at no cost to them.

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