Community Investment Statement

Initiative Progress

As Iowa’s leader in home mortgages, GreenState is in a unique position to lead this effort across the state.

We recognize that as Iowa’s largest credit union, we have a special responsibility to address racial inequities head on.

Jeff Disterhoft, GreenState CEO


According to the report, “Race in the Heartland” 1, Iowa’s black population has a home ownership rate below 30 percent while whites in the state hover just below 80 percent home ownership.

This Community Investment Statement includes an additional $20 million in targeted community investments in the areas of racial, immigrant, and refugee equity, affordable housing and financial inclusion, and climate and environmental sustainability.


Targeted Investments & Contributions Progress

$52,250

Affordable Housing

Goal: $6,000,000

$474,700

Financial Inclusion
Racial, Immigrant & Refugee Equity

Goal: $9,000,000

$119,500

Climate/Environmental Sustainability

Goal: $5,000,000

1 -

Colin Gordon, “Race in the Heartland: Equity, Opportunity, and Public Policy in the Midwest,” October 2019.
https://files.epi.org/uploads/Race-in-the-Midwest-FINAL-Interactive-1.pdf

2 -

Bankrate analysis of Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data, via LendingPatterns.
May 5, 2021 https://www.bankrate.com/mortgages/most-popular-mortgage-lenders-in-each-state/