Otto Bremer Trust awards grants, PRIs totaling $7.4 million

Otto Bremer Trust awards grants, PRIs totaling $7.4 million

The Otto Bremer Trust in St. Paul has announced grants and program-related investments totaling more than $7.43 million in support of nonprofits in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. 

In its latest grantmaking cycle, the trust awarded PRIs of $100,000 and $500,000 to the Trinity Health Foundation and Trinity Hospital in Minot, North Dakota, which will use the low-cost loans to replace a linear accelerator and address health and wellness needs in the region. The hundred and thirty grant nonprofits receiving grants include the Afro American Development Association (Moorhead, Minnesota, $60,000), Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud (Saint Cloud, Minnesota, $150,000), Community Partners with Youth, (New Brighton, Minnesota ($40,000), the Free Clinic of Pierce and St. Croix Counties (River Falls, Wisconsin, $33,000), and the Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (Backus, Minnesota, $45,000),  

The grants and PRIs are in addition to the $9.1 million awarded by the trust May and June and the more than $10.5 million in grants and loans it awarded in the first phase of its COVID-19 response. 

"During these challenging times," said OBT co-CEO and trustee Brian Lipschultz, "our focus is on the communities in the region that need help and assistance now more than ever, and on the people who depend on the programs and services we help support."