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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PSLF Program Offers Waivers Until October 31, 2022; Take Our Survey

Since 2007, the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) has relieved student loan debt for thousands of Americans working in public service positions. Until October 31, 2022, past payments and loan types that had been ineligible for forgiveness may become eligible. Read our article Nonprofit and Public Sector Employees with Student Loan Debt May Temporarily Qualify for Forgiveness to see if your loan situation might qualify, and please be sure to complete our brief survey. Survey results will help us better understand the impact of the PSLF Program and waiver upon Iowans.

September is Preparedness Month

Make a kit, make a plan, agree on evacuation routes. Those are just some of the recommendations for National Preparedness Month stressed by No one wants to think about emergencies, but being ready for them can offer peace of mind. Visit the Ready website for advice on how to prepare for and respond to many different emergency situations. There are resources for everyone—from kids to seniors, individuals and families, businesses and volunteers, caring for pets and other animals--and more.

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New Login Requirements for 990-N Filers

As of August 1, 2022, nonprofits with regular annual gross receipts of $50,000 or less must sign into the IRS modernized authentication platform using either their active IRS username or create an account with, which requires an email address and multifactor authentication. See the article on the IRS website that explains the Form 990-N and the options for logging into the system to file the form. A link to a step-by-step user guide is also provided.  

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