Dreams. Fueled by You! Your gift can help someone achieve their dream.

People served by North Star have the same dreams, hopes, and desires we all have. They want to do meaningful work, live in a home where they can make their own life choices, contribute to society, and make their own impact on the world. It is the goal of North Star to help individuals with disabilities reach for their very own life goals or “North Star”.

Your help is needed and truly appreciated. In fact, every dollar you invest in North Star returns dividends of encouragement, achievement, and personal triumphs. Please join us in our mission to provide life-changing opportunities to help individuals with disabilities live empowered lives in our community. Your generosity can mean the difference between "bare-bones basic services" and the kind of enhanced, meaningful opportunities we want to provide the important people we serve!

Ways to Give:

Regular or One-Time Gifts:

Cash gifts may include check or credit card

One time donation Recurring Donation Amount



Or, feel free to send your check to:

North Star Community Services
3420 University Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50701

Endowment Gifts:

You can make a gift that can go on giving forever. North Star has an endowment fund held at the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa. This fund ensures a sustainable and long-term source of funding to continue services into the future.

There are a variety of options to consider (bequests, gift annuities, life insurance, IRA rollover. A planned gift to the Endowment is a "win-win" for everyone. It not only provides essential long-term funding to North Star, it also offers donors and/or their heirs’ important tax benefits and control of their assets.

For more information, or to make a gift to North Star's Endowment Fund [click here]

Tribute & Memorial Gifts:

Special people deserve special recognition. Gifts can be made in someone’s memory or as a great way to honor someone. What a perfect way to honor a birthday, anniversary, or other important milestone!

North Star's "Shining Star" program - A perfect gift!:

This program was developed as a way to honor someone’s personal milestones (birthday, anniversary, etc), achievements, or anyone who has demonstrated that they are “Shining Stars” and are making a difference - and is the perfect gift for someone.

Anyone can make a tax-deductible gift at any time, in any amount to North Star in the name of someone special. Just use the attached form or contact North Star directly at (319) 236-0901, ext. 304. Click on the link.

Tell us why this person is your "Shining Star" and North Star will, upon receipt of the donation, send him/her a very special certificate, notifying your "Star" of the honor, and will place a notice in the North Star newsletter.

* North Star Community Services is a 501(c) (3) non-profit Iowa corporation. Your charitable contribution is fully deductible as provided by law. Please consult a tax professional if you are contemplating a gift with tax consequences. North Star Community Services Privacy Policy