The Linn County Board of Supervisors has awarded $80,000 in grants from the Linn County Board of Supervisors Witwer Trust Fund to 45 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 $180,000 in grant requests.
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. For more information about the Witwer Trust grant program, visit www.linncounty.org/witwer.
The following organizations received funding in 2016: