Iowa Fundraising Licensing

Resources for charities, businesses, professional fundraisers, and individuals conducting charitable solicitation activities
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Below, you'll find licensing requirements for a range of fundraising activities. At a glance, you can see requirements, fees, filing instructions, and links to forms for everything from charitable gaming and cause marketing to professional fundraisers and charitable gift annuities.

Make sure your fundraising activities meet the unique requirements of each jurisdiction where you’re soliciting. Feel free to explore, bookmark, and share!

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Company Licenses

Iowa Nonprofit & Fundraising Company Licenses

Iowa 14-Day Qualified Organization License

Game Type: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency:Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals - Social and Charitable Gambling Unit

Initial Registration

Agency:Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals - Social and Charitable Gambling Unit
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$15

Registration Renewal

Agency:Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals - Social and Charitable Gambling Unit
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$15

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Iowa 180-Day Qualified Organization License

Game Type: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency:Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals - Social and Charitable Gambling Unit

Initial Registration

Agency:Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals - Social and Charitable Gambling Unit
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$75

Registration Renewal

Agency:Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals - Social and Charitable Gambling Unit
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$75

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Iowa 90-Day Qualified Organization License

Game Type: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency:Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals - Social and Charitable Gambling Unit

Initial Registration

Agency:Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals - Social and Charitable Gambling Unit
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$40

Registration Renewal

Agency:Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals - Social and Charitable Gambling Unit
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$40

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Iowa Bingo at a Fair or Festival License

Game Type: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency:Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals - Social and Charitable Gambling Unit

Initial Registration

Agency:Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals - Social and Charitable Gambling Unit
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$50

Iowa Charitable Gift Annuity Registration

Agency:Iowa Insurance Division
Law:

IA Code Title 13 § 508F

Organization Age Requirement: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Minimum Unrestricted Cash or Cash Equivalent Requirement: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

Notes:

Iowa charities must provide notice on the day they first enter into a charitable gift annuity agreement. Notices must identify the organization, certify that the organization is a charity and that the annuities issued are qualified charitable gift annuities, include an IRS letter of determination, and be signed by an officer or director.

Registration Renewal

Not required



Iowa Charitable Solicitation Registration

Not required



More information: Iowa Attorney General - Consumer Protection Division

Registration Not Required

Not required



Iowa Commercial Co-Venturer Registration

Not required



Iowa does not currently have a traditional registration requirement for commercial co-venturers, but they may need to follow other regulations before and after fundraising events.

Registration Not Required

Not required



Iowa Fundraising Counsel Registration

Not required



Iowa does not currently have a traditional registration requirement for fundraising counsels, but they may need to follow other regulations before and after fundraising events.

Registration Not Required

Not required



Iowa One-Year Qualified Organization License

Game Type: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency:Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals - Social and Charitable Gambling Unit

Initial Registration

Agency:Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals - Social and Charitable Gambling Unit
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$150

Registration Renewal

Agency:Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals - Social and Charitable Gambling Unit
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$150

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Iowa Professional Fundraiser Registration

Agency:Iowa Attorney General - Consumer Protection Division

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$10

Original Ink: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Registration Renewal

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$10

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Iowa Two-Year Qualified Organization License

Game Type: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency:Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals - Social and Charitable Gambling Unit
Organization Age Requirement: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

Agency:Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals - Social and Charitable Gambling Unit
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$150

Registration Renewal

Agency:Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals - Social and Charitable Gambling Unit
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$150

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Individual Licenses

Iowa Individual Nonprofit & Fundraising Licenses

Iowa Individual Professional Fundraiser Registration

Not required



Solicitors who are not employed by a professional fundraising firm but operate independently may be required to register. Employees of professional fundraising firms are generally not required to register as an individual solicitor in Iowa.

Registration Not Required

Not required



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