Otto Bremer Trust Awards 151 Grants and Program-Related Investments Totaling $8.6 Million

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

The Otto Bremer Trust has awarded $8,609,747 in grants as part of its most recent grantmaking cycle.

“With this latest round of grants, we are reminded of the critical need that communities and individuals across the region continue to have as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its health and economic impacts,” said Charlotte Johnson, Co-CEO and Trustee, Otto Bremer Trust.

The Otto Bremer Trust is a bank holding company and a private charitable trust based in Saint Paul, Minn., that works at the intersection of finance and philanthropy. Created in 1944 by Otto Bremer, it is today one of the nation’s largest philanthropic organizations and is committed to supporting a better quality of life for residents of Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. OBT is the majority owner of Bremer Financial Corporation, a regional financial services company, and manages a diversified investment portfolio. Since its founding, OBT has invested more than $805 million in people, places, and opportunities in the Upper Midwest. Visit for more information, including a list of grants and program-related investments.