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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 21 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 $198,000 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 2021:
FY 21 Grant Recipients
Dollar Amount Awarded
African American Heritage Foundation
High Quality In-House Production Capabilities
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Strengthen mentor relationships
Catherine McAuley Center
A Place of Welcome: Expansion of the Center
Cedar Rapids Public Library
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity
2021 Women Build
Community Health Free Clinic
The Happify Experience – Improving Caregiver Physical, Mental and Emotional Health
Eastern Iowa Health Center
Eastern Iowa Diaper Bank
Families Helping Families of Iowa
Providing shoes for Linn County’s children in foster care
Family Promise of Linn County
Diversion, Prevention and Stability for Linn County Families
Horizons A Family Service Alliance
Iowa Legal Aid
Parent Representation Project
McKinley STEAM Academy
Monroe Township Fire Department Association
Rescue Equipment 2020
Peer Action Disability Support
Linn County ADA Celebration 2021
Linn County Sexual Assault/Abuse Crisis Prevention Project
LGBTQ Youth Center
The Academy for Scholastic & Personal Success
The Academy Expansion Program Support: Planting Dreams
TreeKeepers and Growing Futures Support
VALOR, Inc. (Five Season Stand Down)
Stand Down 2021
Willis Dady Homeless Services
Homelessness Prevention & Street Outreach
Total Amount Awarded