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Linn County Board of Supervisors

Posted on: December 22, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Linn County 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 Fund to 24 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 $298,000 in grant requests with $80,000 in available funds.

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. For more information about the Witwer Trust grant program, visit

The following organizations received Witwer Trust grant funding for fiscal year 2023:

FY23 Witwer Trust Grant Recipients


Organization Name


Project Name

Dollar Amount Awarded

African American Museum of Iowa

Building Relationships for Our Future: A New Contact Database for the AAMI



Catherine McAuley Center

Essential Supplies and Transportation for Women Experiencing Homelessness in Linn County


Cedar Boat Club

July 3rd Fireworks Show


Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity

Affordable Repairs Program


Central City Senior Dining

Home Delivery Supply Replacement Project


Coggon Area Betterment Association

Door to Door


Community Health Free Clinic

Prescription Services Support 


Community Resources United to Stop Heroin (CRUSH of (Iowa)

CRUSH Recovery Community Center (CRUSH RCC)


Eastern Iowa Arts Academy

Music & Arts Studio Scholarships


Ely, Iowa, Friends of the Public Library

Enrich the Pantry


Families Helping Families of Iowa

Providing Shoes for Linn County Youth in Foster Care


Foundation 2 Crisis Services

Transportation Support at The Linn County Access Center


Hiawatha Public Library

Dinosaur Encounters!


Horizons, A Family Service Alliance

Meals on Wheels Kitchen Equipment


Kids First Law Center

Restorative Justice Prevents Youth Violence 


LBA Foundation

LBA Youth Mental Wellness Program


Matthew 25

Free Produce Project


Refugee Immigrant Association & Hoover Community School

LIFE (Linn County Integration project For Emerging Communities


Riverview Center

Linn County Sexual Assault/Abuse Crisis Intervention Project


Sleep in Heavenly Peace, Inc.

No Kid Sleeps on the Floor in Our Town! IA-Cedar Rapids Marion 2023


Southeast Linn Community Center

Kitchen Range Replacement


Springville Area Neighborhood Services and Information (SANSI)

SANSI Facility Rental 


The Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success Expansion Program

The Academy Expansion Program Support: Setting Goals, Planting Seeds, Nurturing Dreams, Growing Our Future



Waypoint Domestic Violence Fleeing Assistance Project


 Total Amount Awarded


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