• Higher Education

    The Trust’s interests in the area of higher education extend to those projects that strengthen institutions and offer innovative learning opportunities to students enrolled in baccalaureate and graduate programs throughout the grant-making region of Iowa and parts of Illinois.


The great majority of grants are given to organizations located in, and for projects to be conducted within, the state of Iowa and portions of Illinois, as well as to other organizations in which Mr. Carver had an interest during his lifetime.

Grants are not made directly to individuals, although some awards to institutions may be distributed to individuals in the form of scholarships and research funding. The Trust does not generally provide annual operating support or award endowments, although the Trustees realize that endowments are occasionally necessary to accomplish the long-term goals of a proposal.