Non-profit Status

The Iowa SILC is a 501(c)3 non-profit, and all donations are tax deductible to the extent that the law allows. Please consult your tax person on allowable tax deductions. The SILC truly appreciates all donations to help us with building a stronger voice for Iowans with disabilities!

How to Donate

By Check

Make a check payable to Iowa SILC and mail it to Iowa SILC, PO Box 14, Amana, IA 52203. The SILC Executive Director will issue you a donation receipt when the donation is received.


Make a secure donation online through “mightycause”, a nonprofit donation website.


Do you purchase things online on

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support SILC every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones.

When you shop at AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.

Sign up for AmazonSmile and select the Iowa Statewide Independent Living Council as your designated charity!

Please note that you will not get a tax deduction for using Amazon Smile, because Amazon takes a cut to its own profits to provide the donation to the SILC. But since you are deciding to buy online on Amazon anyway, it would be great to know that your purchases provided a donation to help out the SILC!

United Way of Central Iowa

Prefer to use United Way?

The Iowa SILC is an approved non-profit with the United Way of Central Iowa. If your employer has a United Way campaign with the United Way of Central Iowa, you can donate to the SILC through your employer’s United Way campaign. If your employer doesn’t have one, you can learn how to set a campaign up.

If you live in an area where there is a different United Way, and would like to donate to the SILC through your employer’s local United Way campaign, please contact the Executive Director. We can reach out to your United Way to see if it is possible for the SILC to be an approved non-profit with them.