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Posted on: February 9, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Board of Supervisors Awards $80,000 in Witwer Trust Grants

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors has awarded $80,000 in grants from the Linn County Board of Supervisors Witwer Trust Grant Fund to 19 non-profit organizations whose work benefits Linn County residents. The recipients were selected through an annual competitive grant process that began in November. The Board of Supervisors received more than $286,000 in grant requests with $80,000 available.

The Witwer Trust was established by Weaver Witwer, a prominent Cedar Rapids grocer and landowner who died in 1979. Mr. Witwer owned and operated a food processing plant, a number of local farms, and what became known as the Me Too grocery stores.  

The Witwer Trust grant cycle begins November 1 of each year.  

The following organizations received Witwer Trust grant funding in 2022:

Organization Name
Project NameDollar Amount Awarded
African American Museum of Iowa
We Are Here to Educate!
Alburnett Lions ClubCommunity Sign
Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC)
Youth Residential Updates$3,500
Catherine McAuley Center
Offering Hope and Opportunity to Women in Crisis in Linn County$3,000
Cedar Rapids Community School Foundation
McKinley Outdoor Learning Lab
Cedar Rapids Public Library FoundationDolly Parton's Imagination Library
Central City Senior Dining
Walk In Cooler Repairs
Community Health Free Clinic
Dental Services
Families Helping Families of IowaProviding Shoes for Linn County Children in Foster Care
Kids First Law Center
Restorative Justice Prevents Youth Violence$3,500
Mount Mercy University Jump Start Academy
Jr. WNBA & Jr. NBA
Peer Action Disability Support (PADS)ADA Celebration
Refugee Immigrant Association & Hoover Community School
LIFE (Linn County Integration project For Emerging communities)
Riverview Center
Linn County Sexual Assault/Abuse Crisis Intervention Project
Tanager Place
2022 Freedom Schools
The Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success Expansion Program
The Academy Expansion Program Support: Setting Goals, Planting Seeds, and Sowing Dreams (Gardening and Conservation)$9,000
Troy Mills Historical SocietyUV Protection for Museum Windows
Willis Dady Homeless Services
Homelessness Prevention and Street Outreach$5,000
Young Parents Network Incorporated
Eastern Iowa Diaper Bank
Total Amount Awarded

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