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.


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Find Information & Resources With IRS Search Tools

Looking for information about an exempt organization? Use the Tax Exempt Organization Search (TEOS) tool on TEOS is the primary source for publicly available data on tax exempt organizations. Find information about an organization’s tax-exempt status and filings or download data sets with information on organizations by state or region. The data sets are updated monthly. Links to helpful publications and on-demand courses for 501c3 organizations are also provided. Image by mcmurryjulie from Pixabay


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Ten Communities Receive Main Street Grants

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) recently awarded $925,000 in Main Street Iowa Challenge Grants to 10 communities. The grants help redevelop or rehabilitate underused buildings on Iowa’s historic main streets and stimulate economic growth. Projects include renovating an original façade and revealing historic windows, rehabilitating buildings to create retail space or housing, and enabling existing businesses to expand into historic spaces that were previously unusable. See the 2023 list of awardees.

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Retaining Talent with Hybrid Schedules

Since 2020, more fundraisers have worked remotely or have adopted hybrid schedules. A recent article in the Chronicle of Philanthropy--Remote, Hybrid Fundraising Teams Help Nonprofits Hire, Retain Top Talent--suggests that flexible work schedules could help nonprofits retain fundraising talent. The article cites studies measuring productivity with such arrangements and links to its own recent study. Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko.

Clients Served July-March 2023
Funders Added/Updated in Iowa Grants Guide, Aug.-Nov. 2020