Otto Bremer Trust Awards 174 Grants Totaling $12.6 Million

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Otto Bremer Trust has awarded $12,655,528 million in grants and program-related investments as part of its most recent grantmaking cycle.

“This latest grant round was the largest dollar amount we have awarded in the history of the Otto Bremer Trust,” said Daniel C. Reardon, co-CEO and trustee, OBT. “Our investments in these impressive organizations highlight the breadth and depth of the work being done for positive change in communities across the Upper Midwest, and we are grateful for their success.”

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.