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Linn County Board of Supervisors

Posted on: February 13, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Linn County Board of Supervisors award $81,500 in Witwer Trust grants

The Linn County Board of Supervisors has awarded $81,500 in grants from the Linn County Board of Supervisors Witwer Trust Fund to 31 local non-profit organizations. The recipients were selected through an annual competitive grant process that began in November 2013. The Board of Supervisors received more than $128,000 in grant requests.

“There are many excellent non-profits in our community that provide important services and programs. Linn County is fortunate to have the Witwer Trust fund that allows us to award grants to help them carry out their missions,” said Linda Langston, Vice Chairperson of the Linn County Board of Supervisors.

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 farms and what became known as the Me Too grocery stores.

The Witwer Trust grant cycle begins November 1 of each year. Competition is open to non-profit organizations in Linn County for projects that benefit Linn County residents. For more information about the Witwer Trust grant program, call (319) 892-5118 or email [email protected]

The following organizations received funding for 2014:

Academy for Scholastic & Personal Success $3,200
Arc of East Central Iowa $1,621
Best Buddies Iowa $4,500
Catherine McAuley Center $2,900
Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival / Cedar Rapids Science Center $2,477
Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra $2,500
Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity $3,900
Coggon Area Betterment Association $2,500
Community Circle of Care 9th Annual Sleep Out for the Homeless $2,500
Community Health Free Clinic $3,700
EcoFest $2,000
Family Promise of Linn County $3,000
Gems of Hope, Inc. $2,002
HACAP Food Reservoir $2,000
HD Youth Center $5,440
Iowa Art Works, Inc. $4,400
History Center $1,000
Lisbon Community Visioning $1,860
Marion Chamber of Commerce Foundation Marion Arts Festival $1,400
Marion – East Cedar Rapids Rotary Club Marathon, Shoes for Kids $2,500
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library $1,000
Neighborhood Transportation Service (NTS) $1,900
NewBo City Market $4,500
Oak Hill Jackson Neighborhood Association $3,000
Peer Action Disability Support (P.A.D.S.) $3,100
Red Cedar Chamber Music $2,200
Riverview Center $1,000
Sixth Judicial Dept of Correctional Services, Anchor Center $1,047
Tanager Place $2,038
VALOR Five Seasons Stand Down 42,115
Variety – The Children’s Charity $4,200

Total $81,500

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