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Posted on: February 11, 2020

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 31 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 2020:

FY20 Grant Recipients

 

Organization Name

 

Project Name

Dollar Amount Awarded

African American Heritage Foundation

Video surveillance system phase II


$3,789.65


Big Brothers Big Sisters


Strengthen mentor relationships


$2,000.00


Cedar Rapids Public Library

Foundation

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

$1,666.67


Cedar Valley Humane Society


Community pet care assistance

$3,000.00


City of Central City

Splashpad resurface project

$3,000.00


Coggon Area Betterment Association

Roof repair


$3,000.00


Community Health Free Clinic

Medication help

$1,941.52


Discovery Living


Accessible home ramps

$1,466.67


Eastern Iowa Health Center


Eastern Iowa Diaper Bank

$2,666.67


EcoFest


EcoFest 2020


$2,666.67


Families Helping Families of Iowa


Providing shoes for Linn County’s children in foster care

$2,500.00


Feed Iowa First


“Growing with Feed Iowa First”

$2,180.00


Foundation 2


Crisis services cards


$996.95



Four Oaks Family and Children’s Services

TotalChild Workforce


$3,195.96


Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP)

Eastern Iowa Freedom from Hunger


$2,000.00


Iowa Legal Aid

Improving legal services with upgraded equipment

$4,566.63


Kinyange House

Immigrants’ basic needs


$3,000.00


Legion Arts


Legends, Statements and Stars


$3,195.95


Linn County Jail Chaplaincy Program (Fresh Start Ministries)

RISE Program new employment clothing

$1,833.33


Marion Chamber Foundation


Marion Arts Festival 2020


$666.67


Monarch Research Project


Linn Landowner Forum 2020


$5,000.00


Neighborhood Transportation Service (NTS)

Transportation Jumpstart


$1,666.67


Opportunity Center at Ladd Library

Emergency fund for people who live and work in Linn County

$2,666.67


Peer Action Disability Support


Linn County ADA Celebration


$2,333.33


Tanager Place

Children of Promise


$3,333.33


The Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success

The Academy Expansion Program


$3,500.00


The Arc of East Central Iowa


Community integration transportation

$1,500.00


The Wellness Center


Pain management clinic

$1,666.67


Trees Forever


Treekeepers and Growing Futures tree planting and care

$3,333.33


VALOR, Inc. (Five Season Stand Down)

Stand Down 2020

$1,333.33

Willis Dady Homeless Services

Prevention and employment programs


$4,333.33





 Total Amount Awarded


$80,000

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