Otto Bremer Trust Awards 105 Grants Totaling $6.5 Million

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The Otto Bremer Trust has awarded $6,515,105 million in grants as part of its most recent grantmaking cycle.

“We’re pleased to invest in organizations throughout the region that move communities forward in powerful and meaningful ways,” said said Charlotte S. Johnson, co-CEO and trustee, OBT.

The Otto Bremer Trust, based in St. Paul, Minn., is a private charitable trust established in 1944 by founder Otto Bremer, a successful banker and community business leader. OBT owns 92 percent of Bremer Bank and also manages a diversified investment portfolio. The mission of OBT is to invest in people, places and opportunities in the Upper Midwest. Since its inception, OBT has invested more than $600 million in organizations throughout Minnesota, North Dakota and western Wisconsin. Visit

For a complete list of grants, see the full release on our website.