The Otto Bremer Trust in St. Paul, Minnesota, has announced grants and program-related investments totaling more than $12.8 million in support of a hundred and seventy organizations in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Grant recipients include Minneapolis-based Project for Pride in Living, which was awarded $200,000 to help low-income people find safe, quality, affordable housing and a good job, as well as a $1 million program-related investment to acquire land for an affordable housing development; River Falls Community Food Pantry, which will receive $135,000 in support of its ongoing efforts to address food insecurity among economically disadvantaged individuals and families in River Falls, Wisconsin; and the High Plains Fair Housing Center, which was awarded $40,000 in support of its efforts to address housing discrimination and ensure equal housing opportunities in and around Grand Forks, North Dakota.
"The Otto Bremer Trust is proud to continue investing in a broad range of programs and organizations that are making a positive impact in people's lives across the region," said OBT co-CEO and trustee Brian Lipschultz. "Partnering in this way is at the core of our continued long-term commitment to the Upper Midwest and exactly what Otto Bremer envisioned seventy-five years ago when he saw a need to help communities prosper."
For a complete list of grantees, see the OBT website.
(Photo credit: River Falls Community Food Pantry/Vince Fleming)