Otto Bremer Trust Makes 149 Investments Totaling $10.3 Million

Thursday, December 13, 2018

The Otto Bremer Trust has awarded $10,296,101 in grants as part of its most recent grantmaking cycle.

“Being responsive to community needs has been a hallmark of OBT, and this round of investments exemplifies that commitment,” said Charlotte Johnson, Co-CEO and Trustee, Otto Bremer Trust. “Whether providing children’s dental care, job skills training, hunger relief, or supporting tribal populations, we are energized by the programs and organizations impacting the lives of people across 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 $650 million in organizations throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, and western Wisconsin. Visit

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