The University of Iowa


The Larned A. Waterman Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center (LAWINRC) was founded in 2000 to serve a dynamic and growing nonprofit sector in Iowa. The LAWINRC is dedicated to delivering high-quality direct services, education, and research to support current and future nonprofit leaders.


Volunteer Hall of Fame
Nominations open for 2021 Iowa Volunteer Hall of Fame

Any Iowa individual, national service member (current or alum), family, group, organization, nonprofit, business, or corporation who has made a lasting and meaningful difference in their communities through their volunteer work may be nominated for the Volunteer Hall of Fame. Nominations must be submitted online or postmarked by June 30, 2021. Honorees will be recognized during a special ceremony at the Capitol this fall. Details and nomination materials are online. Induction into the Iowa Volunteer Hall of Fame is the highest state-level honor volunteers can receive.

Survey form
IEDA and UNI Survey 3 Available

The Iowa Economic Development Authority and the University of Northern Iowa have released their third survey on the effects of COVID-19 on nonprofits in Iowa. Businesses and organizations across Iowa were surveyed as to how they are handling the COVID-19 crisis. The survey was conducted from February 23 to March 24. Of those that responded to the survey, 800 were nonprofit organizations. COVID-19 Impact on Iowa Nonprofit Organizations – Survey 3 is available for download.

Iowa Nonprofit Summit
Nominations Open for Iowa Nonprofit Awards

Nominations are open for the Iowa Nonprofit Awards. Nonprofit leaders, volunteer management professionals, and members of the public are invited to nominate the professional staff and volunteers who serve Iowans in countless ways. The deadline for nominations is midnight on July 2. Award winners will be recognized during the Iowa Nonprofit Summit to be held virtually October 5-7, 2021. For details on categories, the nomination process, and other information, see the Volunteer Iowa website.

Organizations Receiving Direct Services in 2019
4th in U.S.
Iowa's Ranking in Volunteer Rate (41.5%)
Funders Added/Updated in Iowa Grants Guide, Aug.-Nov. 2020