The logo for the NFB of Iowa with tagline "Live the Life You Want"

NFB of Iowa State President:
Jerad Nylin

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Donate to NFBI

P.O. Box 93071
Des Moines, Iowa 50393

Your donations help the following programs:

  1. National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) Academy of Iowa (new in 2016).
  2. Blindness Awareness month activities, such as teaching sessions in local schools, attendance at civic organization meetings and other community events, and newspaper articles.
  3. Expenses to allow our members to participate in Washington Seminar. An event each year that allows NFBI members to travel to Washington DC to speak with members of congress regarding laws that effect blind people.
  4. Coordination with the NFB to offer resources to blind adults and to blind children and their families.
  5. Contributions to Scholarships offered to blind students both in Iowa and nationally.

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$8.00 per pair! Contact Donna Prime if you want to purchase a pair.

Who We Are.

About the NFB of Iowa

The National Federation of the Blind of Iowa knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.

Founded in 1940, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is the nation's largest membership organization of blind persons with fifty thousand members in all fifty states plus Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico. The mission of the NFB is to serve as a means for blind people to work collectively to improve lives of blind individuals.

The NFB demonstrates that the blind are normal individuals who can compete on equal terms with their sighted peers. The NFB of Iowa is the state affiliate of the national organization. While the affiliate receives some resources and support from the national organization, NFBI is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit with an independent budget, leadership, and suite of programs impacting blind children and adults in Iowa.

Activities and programs include:

  • Washington Seminar
  • Braille Challenge
  • BELL Academy
  • National Convention
  • White Cane Safety Day
  • State Convention

Please visit the “chapters and divisions” section of our site or contact our Affiliate President Donna Prime if you have any questions regarding our events or how to get involved with NFBI.