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.


Hurricane Dorian
Helping Those in the Path of Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian has destroyed homes and lives in recent weeks. If you are interested in donating to a charity to assist with aid and relief efforts, see this Charity Navigator page for lists of organizations and their ratings. They work to meet an array of pressing needs, and all have received three- and four-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

United States Map
America's Nonprofits--Mapping the Story

Data science firm Civis Analytics examined data from more than 350,000 nonprofit organizations and has made information available in map form. What are the most common organizations? What types of nonprofits do different states have? What are the best-funded nonprofits? Details.

Students Lend a Hand in Iowa Communities
UI Students Lend a Hand in Seven Iowa Communities

Libertyville, Iowa, has a population of 324, so when RAGBRAI rolled through in July, local organizers needed all the help they could get. Students from UI's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center pitched in to plan activities and events. In fact, seven Iowa towns had the support of 16 Iowa students in this growing volunteer program. Read the story at Iowa Now.

Direct Services Delivered in 2018-19
Iowa Nonprofits Recognized as Tax-Exempt (Jan-June 2019)
Funders Added/Updated in Iowa Grants Guide This Month