Otto Bremer Trust Awards 138 Grants Totaling $8.4 Million

Thursday, March 10, 2016

The Otto Bremer Trust has awarded over $8.4 million in grants as part of its most recent grantmaking cycle to support charitable activities in Minnesota, North Dakota and western Wisconsin.

“This grant round responds to the prevalent need for funds devoted to general operating expenses and program expansion,” said Charlotte S. Johnson, co-CEO and trustee, OBT. “The work and dedication of these organizations, which are providing services on a wide variety of issues, helps move communities forward for the betterment of all. We are pleased to be able to support their continuing efforts to meet critical needs across the region.”

Based in St. Paul, Minn., the Otto Bremer Trust is a private charitable trust established in 1944 by founder Otto Bremer, a successful banker and community business leader. The Trust owns 92 percent of Bremer Bank and also manages a diversified investment portfolio. The mission of the Trust is to help supportcommunities where basic needs are met, mutual regard is prized and opportunities for economic, civic and social participation are within everyone’s reach. In 2015, the Otto Bremer Trust awarded more than $45 million in grants and program-related investments that support charitable activities at more than 500 organizations in Minnesota, North Dakota and western Wisconsin.

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