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.


COVID-19 Resources & Update on LAWINRC

Please note that the LAWINRC office is not open, but we are still working virtually to serve those who contact us via email or telephone. If you are concerned about what steps your organization should take, the National Council of Nonprofits (NCN) has compiled a webpage with information and resources. The NCN will update the page regularly. The LAWINRC is a member of the National Council of Nonprofits and is committed to connecting Iowa’s nonprofits to the resources they need. Photo by CDC on Unsplash

Census 2020
Nonprofits -- Take Part in the 2020 Census

Every ten years the United States government conducts the Census, a national accounting of everyone living in the states, D.C., and the U.S. Territories. The resulting data helps determine the allocation of federal dollars, support for new infrastructure, and how the population will be represented in Congress. Nonprofits have an important role to play in this process. Refer to the 2020 Census web page for information.

Tax Deadline Extended
Nonprofit Tax Deadline Extended

The due date for filing the Form 990 for organizations with a fiscal year ending on December 31 is May 15. The IRS has extended the 2020 deadline to July 15 for organizations due to file a tax return between April 1 and July 15.  Please see the IRS's website for additional information. 

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, Dec. 2019-Feb. 2020