Rotary Club’s Ride Across Warren County in 2014.          Photo Credit: Michael Rolands/RHT

The Warren County Trails Endowment Fund is a fund held by Warren County Philanthropic Partnership, designed to address the financial needs of cities and organizations needing to make improvements to the more than 40 miles of trails in the county. WCPP awards a $500 grant from the fund each year for trails-specific projects, such as repairs, aesthetics or accessories. 

The endowment began in 2014 as a class project of the Warren County Leadership Institute. The Class of 2014 partnered with the Rotary Club of Indianola on the club’s annual bicycle ride. Following the ride, Rotary donated all of the money raised from the ride that year toward the endowment.

Years later, the WCLI Class of 2018 chose to install signage along Warren County trails and after the signage installation, the class donated the remainder of the money they raised toward the trails endowment.

Make a Donation

Summerset Trail in Warren County, Iowa.  Photo Credit: Michael Rolands/RHT

If you’re passionate about exercise and the physical well-being of citizens of Warren County, you understand the need for quality trails.

Upkeep on trails is not always covered by the communities in which the trails are located. One storm could do thousands of dollars in damage or vandalism sometimes leaves benches and water fountains unusable by riders and walkers. The Trails Endowment Fund was formed to address these issues. 

Gifts to the Warren County Trails Endowment Fund will improve the trail system now and far into the future.
Gifts qualify for the Endow Iowa Tax Credit. 

Apply for a Trails-Specific Grant

Applications from nonprofit organizations and city governments where a trail or trailhead is located may apply for a trails-specific grant up to $500. Applications will be accepted at the same time as WCPP’s Community and High Impact Grants, which are released each winter.

Visit Apply for Grant to learn more.