University of Iowa


Welcome to the Larned A. Waterman Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center.

The LAWINRC strives to help Iowa’s charitable nonprofit organizations become more effective in building their communities.

Featured Events

Willard L. Boyd
Boyd Memoir to be Published in May

Willard L. “Sandy” Boyd is Emeritus Professor of Law, President Emeritus of the UI, President Emeritus of the Field Museum of Chicago, and one of the founders of the Larned A. Waterman Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center. His memoir, A Life on the Middle West’s Never-Ending Frontier will be available May 2019 from the University of Iowa Press. Read an excerpt.

Volunteer Iowa
Governor's Volunteer Awards

Do you know volunteers who deserve special recognition? Nominations are being accepted through April 12 for the Governor’s Volunteer Awards. Awards are given in three categories: individual, group, and length of service. Details and nomination forms are on the Volunteer Iowa website.

Science Booster Club
Iowa City Science Booster Club

A $300,000 grant from the Carver Charitable Trust is helping the Iowa City Science Booster Club reach out to communities with its science education activities. Using a service-oriented model, faculty and graduate students from the Department of Biology visit schools to increase understanding about what scientists do and to foster interest in science careers.

Workshop Participants in 2017-18
Nonprofit organizations in Iowa