The inclusion of the non-profit beverage partner program began in 2009 as another method of giving back to local non-profits organizations while supporting the Festival infrastructure needs. Partners are selected to manage the Festival's beverage stations through an application process. In exchange for the volunteer support provided by the organization, they each received 15% of net profit from the station they manage, plus any tips collected. Profits earned by these organizations have supported various community and art initiatives - from field trips to performances to an accessible ropes course build. Over $42,000 were earned by the organizations from the 2023 festival.
Organizations who identify projects or missions that further engage Iowans in the arts or encourage community building are given priority.
Applications are open through December 15, 2023. Four organizations will be selected and notified by the end of December.