Swamp White Oak Preserve is an open savanna located along the Cedar River in rural Muscatine County.

Grants listed under this designation are those that, for various reasons, do not fall within the Trust’s primary program classifications.  Occasionally, projects in this category receive special consideration due to their direct impact on the local Muscatine community and the greater Iowa and Illinois Quad Cities region, even though similar projects originating from other regions of the Trust’s geographic area of giving would not necessarily be considered.

Awards in this category of Trust giving may, for example, provide support to organizations mobilizing to help area residents following a natural disaster or emergency, such as flooding or storm damage. Other assistance of this type has been directed to local first-responder and law enforcement agencies, which have received occasional support for specialized medical, firefighting and policing equipment, as well as situations whereby certain area nonprofits are seeking one-time support for urgent capital or programming needs.

Still other miscellaneous grants celebrate special events and aspects of Muscatine and its history, as well as organizations and projects that share a unique connection to the life and interests of Roy Carver. Additionally, occasional grants in this program area may serve to emphasize important natural resources throughout the local area and the upper Mississippi River region, with a focus on projects that help to guide children and youth toward a deeper understanding of, and respect for, the ecosystem and surrounding environment.