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.


Mentor Month
January is National Mentoring Month

Statistics show that youths who are mentored have higher levels of civic engagement and are more likely to pursue higher education. Learn how to become a mentor on the Iowa Mentoring website. Future Ready Iowa offers a virtual career mentoring program that brings college students and professionals in high-demand careers together.

Donna Reed
Celebrating the Contributions of Donna Reed

The Donna Reed Foundation for the Performing Arts in Denison, Iowa has supported arts education for more than 30 years with scholarships, internships, and workshops. The Donna Reed Heritage Museum, also in Denison, honors the legacy of this Oscar-winning actress and Iowa native. A celebration of Ms. Reed, born 100 years ago, will take place on January 27 at 10 a.m. on Produce Iowa’s Facebook page.

Deadline for State, Tribal, Local, Plans & Grants

The State, Tribal, Local, Plans & Grants Division of the National Park Service notes that the deadline for Save America's Treasures Grants is January 26. See the details for  this and other opportunities here. Additional grant opportunities can be searched on the web page. 

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, Aug.-Nov. 2020