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. See our COVID-19 page for information, resources, webinars, and other information related to the pandemic. The National Council of Nonprofits (NCN) also maintains a webpage with information for nonprofit organizations. 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

Volunteer Iowa, IEDA Launch Nonprofit Recovery Fund

Volunteer Iowa and the Iowa Economic Development Authority have announced the launch of the Iowa Nonprofit Recovery Fund, an extension of the Iowa Small Business Relief Grant Program. The program will provide short-term relief to nonprofit organizations that have seen reduced revenue and/or increased costs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible nonprofits may be awarded a grant of up to $25,000. The application deadline is August 14 or until funds run out. Information and application details.

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IEDA & UNI Release Survey Results

Groups from the University of Northern Iowa partnered with the Iowa Economic Development Authority in March to conduct a survey of the impact of COVID-19 upon businesses and nonprofits in Iowa. The survey, which was conducted from March 17-23, received more than 1,300 nonprofit responses. Read the findings of that survey and more.

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
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