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Posted on: February 9, 2021

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

Witwer Trust

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

 

Organization Name

 

Project Name

Dollar Amount Awarded

African American Heritage Foundation

High Quality In-House Production Capabilities

 

$4,000

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters

 

Strengthen mentor relationships

 

$3,000

 

Catherine McAuley Center

 

A Place of Welcome: Expansion of the Center

$4,400

 

Cedar Rapids Public Library

Foundation

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

$2,000

 

Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity

2021 Women Build

$2,500

 

Community Health Free Clinic

Prescription Services

$3,850

 

Discovery Living 

The Happify Experience – Improving Caregiver Physical, Mental and Emotional Health

$2,500

 

Eastern Iowa Health Center

 

Eastern Iowa Diaper Bank

$3,250

 

Families Helping Families of Iowa

 

Providing shoes for Linn County’s children in foster care

$2,500

 

Family Promise of Linn County

 

Diversion, Prevention and Stability for Linn County Families

$4,000

 

Horizons A Family Service Alliance

Transportation Jumpstart

 

$2,500

 

Iowa Legal Aid

 

Parent Representation Project

$4,250

 

McKinley STEAM Academy

 

Walking Trail

 

$5,000

 

Monroe Township Fire Department Association 

Rescue Equipment 2020

 

$3,000

 

Peer Action Disability Support

 

Linn County ADA Celebration 2021

 

$3,250

 

Riverview Center

Linn County Sexual Assault/Abuse Crisis Prevention Project

$5,000

 

Tanager Place

LGBTQ Youth Center

 

$4,000

 

The Academy for Scholastic & Personal Success

The Academy Expansion Program Support: Planting Dreams

$7,000

 

Trees Forever

 

TreeKeepers and Growing Futures Support

$7,000

 

VALOR, Inc. (Five Season Stand Down)

Stand Down 2021

$2,000

 

Willis Dady Homeless Services 

 

Homelessness Prevention & Street Outreach

 

$5,000

 

 Total Amount Awarded


$80,000

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