Personal Passion Project

Develop My Project Request

Personal Passion Projects are for individuals or couples who are planning independent projects without the active support of a team. If you are planning a project that will involve more than two people, we encourage you to fill out the Group Passion Project form. If you are representing a company, business, or organization we encourage to fill out the Company Passion Project form.
Please carefully and thoroughly respond to all the questions below. Once you have answered all the questions, please submit your request for feedback and approval. Once an Able Up Iowa staff member has approved your request, you will receive instructions on how you can further develop your project. If you have any questions, please contact us directly at (515) 292-2972 or email us at

Tropical Smoothie is Giving Back With Each Purchase

Tropical Smoothie decided to make a difference in their community by donating a portion of every purchase made to Able Up Iowa! We are grateful for Tropical Smoothie’s generosity and willingness to use their resources to support Iowans in need.

ISU Students Host a Doggy Day to Spread Awareness About the AUI Service Animals Loans

This incredible group of ISU students envisioned, organized, and hosted a Doggy Day event to spread awareness about Able Up Iowa’s service animal loan. What an amazing project! These students went above and beyond to be advocates in their community.

Audrey and Ciera Send Letters of Cheer to AUI Staff & Partners!

Audrey and Ciera often spread cheer and joy by creating cards, letters, and small presents for Able Up Iowa staff, volunteers, interns, and partners. Each time we receive their gifts, our days are brightened. Thank you, Audrey and Ciera, for using your passion and creativity to make a difference!

Boys Youth Group Volunteer Their Time To Help Make Signs

A boys youth group in Ames decided to spend their Wednesday evening helping Able Up Iowa staff create signs for our Run event. What would have taken one person a whole day was accomplished in a couple short hours! Thank you to each of these amazing helpers!


We believe every Iowan deserves the opportunity to to live independently.

Here are three ways you can help.

Nothing caught your eye? Create your own project full of your own passion!

Please note we have recently changed our name from Iowa Able Foundation to Able Up Iowa.