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.


You Can Still Join the Give Back Iowa Challenge

It’s not too late to register your organization or business for the 8th Annual Give Back Iowa Challenge. The Challenge began on April 1 and runs through May 31, but you can still get involved. This statewide competition encourages organizations and businesses to participate in community volunteering. Register your organization, track your employees’ volunteer hours, and record the hours on the Volunteer Iowa system. Volunteer in areas you care about or, to find volunteer opportunities, visit ICVS’s Get Connected web page.

Learn the Basics of Cryptocurrency

The Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines is offering a presentation in their DonorConnect series, Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Cryptocurrency but Were Afraid to Ask, on June 1 at 11 a.m. The session will be offered on Zoom free of charge. Rita Perea of Rita Perea Leadership Coaching and Consulting will share cryptocurrency basics. Community Foundation Senior Charitable Giving Advisor Jordan Richardson will share information on how you can use cryptocurrency to support your charitable giving goals.

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Underrepresented Communities Grant Program Accepting Applications

The National Park Service's Underrepresented Communities Grant Program (URC) works to diversify nominations submitted to the National Register of Historic Places. URC grants are funded by the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) and are administered by the NPS. Projects include surveys and inventories of historic properties associated with communities underrepresented in the National Register. The application deadline is August 10, 2022. Learn more about eligibility, application materials and other information regarding this URC grant opportunity.

Clients Served in 2021
Funders Added/Updated in Iowa Grants Guide, Aug.-Nov. 2020