Otto Bremer Trust Awards 150 Grants Totaling $8.9 Million

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The Otto Bremer Trust has awarded $8,856,705 million in grants as part of its most recent grantmaking cycle.

 “We’re proud to support organizations that are providing essential resources for their communities,” said Brian Lipschultz, Co-CEO and Trustee, OBT. “These grant recipients are making a positive impact throughout the region.”

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 the Otto Bremer Trust website.