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Linn County Board of Supervisors

Posted on: February 15, 2018

Linn County Board of Supervisors Awards $80,000 in Witwer Trust Grants

The Linn County Board of Supervisors has awarded $80,000 in grants from the Linn County Board of Supervisors Witwer Trust Fund to 40 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 $205,000 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 www.linncounty.org/witwer.


The following organizations received Witwer Trust grant funding in 2018:

FY18 Grant Recipients

 

Organization Name

 

Project Name

Dollar Amount Awarded

African American Museum of Iowa

Juneteenth 2018

$2393.55

Artisan’s Sanctuary

Writers in the Storm Blog

$1053.55

Best Buddies Iowa

Linn County High School Friendship

$2553.55

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa

Staff and Program Development

$1559.55

Catherine McAuley Center

Offering Hope and Opportunity for Homeless Women in Linn County

$2500.00

Cedar Rapids Community Schools Foundation

Student Enrichment Grant Program

$1153.55

Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival

Special Needs Rock N Bowl

$1000.00

Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL)

$1853.55

Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity

2018 Hope Builders Home

$5553.55

Clothe-A-Child, Inc

2018 Clothe-A-Child Project

$3853.55

Coggon Area Betterment Association

Path to Preservation

$1453.55

Community Health Free Clinic

CHFC Prescription Services Program

$3363.55

Deafinitely Dogs

SUPER Volunteer Diversity Project

$1751.55

Eastern Iowa Health Center

Eastern Iowa Diaper Bank

$1953.55

EcoFest

EcoFest2018

$2753.55

Foundation 2

Healing Through Art Creation

$1253.55

Gems of Hope

Building Infrastructure for Growth

$1053.55

Henry Davison Youth Center

Essentials Kits

$1500.00

Indian Creek Nature Center

Acquiring Technology to Enhance Land & Education Efforts

$1233.55

Iowa Big

Seed Library

$1253.55

Iowa Professional Society on the Abuse of Children

Cribs for Kids

$1453.55

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa

Empowering a Financially Capable and Career Ready Society

$2267.55

Linn County Trails Association

Light the Night Bike Light Giveaway

$898.55

Marion Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Marion Arts Festival 2018

$1033.55

Marion East Cedar Rapids Rotary Club

Shoes for Kids

$2153.55

NTS, Program of Horizons a Family Service Alliance

Mental Health Transportation

$1653.55

Orchestra Iowa

2017-18 Music in the Schools

$1453.55

Peer Action Disability Support (PADS)

2018 Linn County ADA Celebration

$3500.00

Red Cedar Chamber Music

Chamber Music in Linn County Public Schools 2018

$1953.55

Riverview Center

Crisis Housing Assistance for Sexual Assault Survivors

$2273.55

Tanager Place

Home Away from Home

$2756.55

The Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success (SPS)

The Academy Expansion Program

$3153.55

The Center for Working Families

Emergency Fund for Linn County Direct Support Workers

$2273.55

Theatre Cedar Rapids

Spotlight on Kids - Theatre Accessibility

$1453.55

Trees Forever

Trees Forever TreeKeepers: Volunteer Education, Engagement and Support Program

$1353.55

VALOR, Inc., dba Five Seasons Stand Down

Five Seasons Stand Down

$2000.00

West Wind Education Policy Foundation

Developing Implicit Bias Tools for the Empowerment Linn County Project

$670.00

YMCA of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Area

Providing Childcare Assistance To Those in Need

$3000.00

Young Parents Network (YPN)

YPN Organizational Enhancement – Phase 2

$3653.55

 Total Amount Awarded


$79999.60

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