AED Placement Program

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) strikes more than 350,000 Americans each year — nearly one death every two minutes. Giving CPR and using an automated external defibrillator (AED) early nearly doubles the chance of survival. For each minute without such treatment, the chance of survival decreases 7–10 percent.

The Iowa Heart Foundation awards AEDs in an effort to increase survival rates for people who experience SCA.

Eligibility - Iowa non-profit organizations, government entities, and public and private schools. 

Priority for placement will be awarded based upon the financial need, population and number served, location, and proposed impact. 

UPDATE November 2023 - Our AED Placement program will re-open for requests in January 2024 with our new fiscal year.

Due to an overwhelming response and supply chain issues we have suspended the application process. Please sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest information on Iowa Heart Foundation programming. 

If you are interested in sponsoring an AED in your local community, please contact Lezlie at