The University of Iowa

Witwer Trust Grant Program


Contact Name 
Jessica Black
Contact Title 
Administrative Assistant
Telephone Number 
935 Second Street SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
United States

Grant Information

Application Deadline 
Friday, December 15, 2023

Each year, Linn County receives $80,000 from a trust established by Weaver Witwer, a prominent Cedar Rapids grocer and landowner who died in 1979. Mr. Witwer established the trust as a way to give back to the community in perpetuity. Each year, Linn County awards these funds to local non-profit organizations through a competitive grant process. The funds must be used to benefit Linn County residents.

Application Information 

Witwer Trust Grant Program application questions.

Applications must be completed online. 

Application period opens November 1 each year. Deadline is December 15 each year. 


Funds must be used to benefit residents of Linn County, Iowa. 


Linn County Supervisors

Grant Sizes: 


Date of latest financial data 
Dec 2023
Grant Classification: