Welcome to Iowa PVA's Website

The Iowa Paralyzed Veterans of American (IPVA) is a non-profit organization and is one of 34 chapters which represents our national organization, Paralyzed Veterans of America. Our membership is free and consists of veterans of the United States Armed Forces who have suffered a spinal cord injury or received a diagnosis of disease affecting the spinal cord.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Paralyzed veterans of American, please accept our most sincere appreciation for your interest in our organization. It is our pleasure to share with you an overview of the organization and a few of the primary projects and programs we provide to assist our veteran members:

  • Providing a National Service Officer to assist veterans in the process of their claims through the Veterans Administration.
  • Sponsoring athletes who attend the National Veterans Wheelchair Games and other sporting or recreational events.
  • Providing funds for patient programs at both the Des Moines and Iowa City VAMCs, and at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown.
  • Providing funds for medical personnel to attend special training seminars dealing with the care and treatment of spinal cord injuries/dysfunction.
  • Providing funds for foundations and corporations who promote finding a cure and/or improving the quality of life for those with catastrophic spinal cord injuries or diseases (these include both national and local research projects).
  • Providing education and advocacy to the community at large to improve the accessibility to the public and private institutions for all disabled individuals.
  • Sponsoring social activities for our members and their families.

Iowa PVA relies solely on private donations and receives no governmental funding. All contributions are tax deductible*, as we are a 501(c)(3) corporation. We are a veteran's service organization charted by Congress.

Notice Regarding Donations made directly to the Paralyzed Veterans of American - Iowa Chapter.

  • 85% of every donation made directly to the Paralyzed Veterans of America - Iowa Chapter goes directly to the eight designated programs supported by the Paralyzed Veterans of America - Iowa Chapter.
  • The Paralyzed Veterans of America - Iowa Chapter relies solely on donations and grants and receives no Governmental funding. Additionally, the Iowa Chapter does not utilize telemarketing or direct mail solicitation of donated funs.
  • All donations made directly to the Paralyzed Veterans of America - Iowa Chapter supports local Veterans and Iowa Chapter members.
  • Your donations support both service connected and non-service connected disable Veterans.

Please see the most recent full independent audit report and IRS form 990 under the Financials tab of this website. If you have any questions, please contact Kimberly Gould, Executive Director at (515)277-4782 any time day or night.

On behalf of all of our members and associate members, thank you for your interest in our organization. Please visit our site frequently; we are always adding pictures, videos, and information about our non-profit organization.


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Recent News

05-01-18 Iowa Paralyzed Veterans Stars and Stripes Golf Outing is taking place August 4th, 2018. Get more details here.

05-01-18 Iowa Paralyzed Veterans Trapshoot will be taking place June 15 through the 17th. Find the flyer and registration form here.

01-08-18 The November and December Newsletter is now available. Download it from our site here.

11-10-17 News Article: New Wheelchair gives paralyzed veteran independence. Click Here to read more..

09-13-17 The July and August Newsletter is now available. Download it from our site here.

07-15-17 The Iowa PVA Golf Outing will be held on 8/26/17 at Warrior Run Golf Course in Norwalk, IA. Shot gun start at 11:00 a.m. Please see the golf sports section here and come out and join us. As you know, this is a fun event and all proceeds go to a really great cause! If you are unable to attend, please consider donating or sponsoring a hole!

07-15-17 The new May - June 2017 newsletter is available. Click here to dowload for your reading pleasure.

04-06-17 Paralyzed Veterans of America is holding their annual PVA Wheelchair Awareness bowling event. This is a free event, but donations are greatly appreciated. Read More...

03-17-17 Paralyzed Veterans of America Meets With President Trump, VA Secretary Shulkin and Fellow VSOs to Review Top Priorities for America’s Veterans. Read More...

03-09-17 Join us in watching The Iowa Wild take on the Milwaukee Admirals at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, IA on March 18th at 6PM. A ticket to this game includes the chance to see some great hockey as well as the opportunity to see a concert on the ice by the Celtic rock music group, Gaelic Storm after the game. Click here to get your FREE tickets.

02-06-17 You are cordially invited to attend the 2017 Local Veterans Creative Arts Show at VA Central Iowa on Wed. March 1, 2017 beginning at 6pm in the main lobby by the Canteen. Read more by clicking here...

01-18-17 Let's Go Bowling! February 4th, bring your family and friends to the local bowling event for a great time. If you are interested, check out our sports page for more details...click here...

01-11-17 The Senate is planning to pass a budget that will begin the process of repealing the ACA as soon as JANUARY 11. This is the first step in taking health care away before having a plan to replace it. Read More...

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