Nonprofit Resources


Key nonprofit resources at the local, state and national level include:

Nonprofits are especially encouraged to join the Cedar Valley Nonprofit Association to connect to educational, capacity building, and networking opportunities as well as stay up to date on local funding deadlines. This year the Otto Schoitz Foundation will be offering a limited number of scholarships to help smaller nonprofits cover the membership fee for CVNA. To inquire further, please contact us at  

For a directory of local funders and other related resources, visit Metro Funders - a voluntary alliance of public and private grantmakers in Black Hawk County that come together bimonthly to network, share information, and pursue collaborative opportunities for both funders and grantseekers.



Recognizing the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, some helpful resources are provided below.

Local & State Relief Resources

Black Hawk County COVID-19 Childcare Response Initiative
Black Hawk County Health Department COVID-19 Response
Cedar Valley's United Way 211 Service
COVID-19 Information & Resources for Iowans
EMBARC Multilingual Crisis Response Website
Grow Cedar Valley's COVID-19 Updates & Resources
Iowa Legal Aid Coronavirus 2020 Resources
Waterloo, Iowa COVID-19 Info Hub  

Federal & State Relief Programs

CARES Act Info for Nonprofits: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, & Economic Security
CDC Eviction Temporary Halt: CDC Temporarily Halt Residential Evictions
FFCRA Info for Nonprofits: Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Iowa Finance Authority: Iowa Housing Recovery
Iowa Workforce Development: Find Info & Apply for Unemployment
U.S. Dept. of Labor: Resource Page
U.S. Dept. of Labor: Disaster Unemployment Assistance



The Otto Schoitz Foundation acknowledges that all community nonprofit organizations are continuing to address pressing and emerging needs during these unprecedented times. In support of their invaluable recovery work, the Otto Schoitz Foundation responded by:

  • Providing a $50,000 pacesetter contribution to the Black Hawk County COVID-19 Cooperative Disaster Response Fund, which resulted in $350,000 of emergency grant funds being distributed locally, and

  • Facilitating $100,000 in additional funding from out-of-state grantmakers, and

  • Awarding $130,000 in new emergency grant funding directly to nonprofit partners, and

  • Removing restrictions on previously awarded grants totaling $472,000, and

  • Accelerating the 2020 Fall cycle, ultimately awarding $690,865 to organizations serving those most impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

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