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Posted on: February 26, 2019

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 37 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 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 linncounty.org/witwer.

The following organizations received Witwer Trust grant funding in 2019:

  • African American Museum of Iowa - $3,967
  • Best Buddies of Iowa - $2,167
  • Catherine McAuley Center - $2,250
  • Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival - $1,000
  • Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity - $2,000
  • Coggon Betterment Association - $2,167
  • Creative Corridor Center for Equity - $1,333
  • Deaf Iowas Against Abuse - $1,500
  • Deafinitely Dogs! - $2,667
  • Discovery Living - $1,800
  • Eastern Iowa Health Center Bank - $1,667
  • EcoFest 2019 - $3,333
  • Feed Iowa First - $3,252
  • Foundation 2 Inc. - $1,331
  • Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois - $1,067
  • Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa - $1,667
  • Hawkeye Area Council of Boy Scouts - $1,410
  • Hiawatha Public Library - $851
  • Hope Community Development Association - $2,136
  • Iowa Legal Aid - $2,200
  • Junior Achievement of Iowa - $1,333
  • Kids First Law Center - $2,667
  • Marion Chamber of Commerce - $667
  • Monarch Research Project - $3,333
  • Neighborhood Transportation Service - $1,833
  • Peer Actions Disability Support (PADS) ADA Celebration - $2,833
  • Red Cedar Music Chamber - $2,000
  • Safe Place Foundation - $2,000
  • Tanager Place - $4,080
  • The Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success - $3,250
  • The ALS Association Iowa Chapter - $1,667
  • The Opportunity Center at Ladd Library - $3,492
  • The Wellness Center - $1,500
  • Theatre Cedar Rapids - $1,500
  • Valor, Inc. - $2,000
  • Willis Dady Homeless Services - $4,080
  • Young Parents Network - $2,000

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