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Witwer Trust Grant Program

Grants to Linn County, Iowa Nonprofits
to Benefit Local Communities

GrantWatch ID#: 176445
Agency Type:


Linn County


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Grants to Linn County, Iowa nonprofit organizations for programs and projects that benefit local communities. First-time applicants are advised to contact program staff prior to beginning an application. Eligible types of requests include both programs and capital projects.


Witwer Trust grants will be made only to nonprofit organizations that are located in Linn County, Iowa or that have a branch location in Linn County and whose work benefits Linn County residents. Proof of nonprofit status is required.

Applicants may use a fiscal sponsor. The fiscal sponsor must meet the grant eligibility requirements.


-Applicants who have not submitted the required final report for previous Witwer Trust grants are not eligible for funding.

-Due to legal restrictions, Iowa Code Section 331.901(5), organizations under ecclesiastical or sectarian management are not eligible for Linn County grant funds.

-Requests for operating support are not eligible.

-Grants must be for expenses that have not yet been incurred.

The next grant cycle begins November 1, 2016 and the deadline for submission will be December 15, 2016. Applications are accepted during that timeframe only. Funding decisions are made in February.

Witwer Trust grant applications must be submitted online. Paper, email or faxed applications will not be accepted.

First-time applicants are encouraged to call and discuss potential projects prior to applying. Do not wait until the day of the deadline to start the application. It is recommended that you start your application by December 1 so you have time to ask questions, if needed.

Application Instructions for New Applicants:

Application Instructions for Returning​ Applicants:


Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Joi Alexander, Communications Director

Linn County of Iowa
935 2nd St. SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Linn County

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