Otto Bremer Trust Awards $10 Million in Regional Grants

The Otto Bremer Trust has announced a hundred and forty-four grants totaling nearly $10 million to nonprofits in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Grants awarded to Minnesota organizations include $60,000 to Rural Minnesota CEP for the expansion of career advisory services to high school students in the Detroit Lakes area; $40,000 to the White Earth Land Recovery Project in support of food security programming for White Earth Nation youth; and $20,000 to A Place to Belong in support of services for people with serious and persistent mental illness living in Otter Tail and Becker counties.

Grants to organizations in North Dakota include $30,000 to the Community Action Partnership of North Dakota in support of its work to end veteran homelessness and ensure future homeless episodes are brief through housing assistance; $40,000 to the High Plains Fair Housing Center in support of its efforts to eliminate housing discrimination and ensure equal housing opportunities; and $45,000 to L.I.S.T.E.N. (Love is Sharing The Exceptional Need) in support of its efforts to assist individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the state.

Recipient organizations in Wisconsin include the Burnett County Family Resource Center, which will receive $60,000 to provide a range of parenting services to families in Burnett County; the Mississippi River Regional Planning Commission, which was awarded $25,000 in support of its SMRT Bus program; and the St. Croix Valley Sexual Assault Response Team, which will receive $60,000 to expand its sexual assault services and support its registered nursing staff.

"We are pleased to invest in dynamic organizations throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, and western Wisconsin as they work toward bringing meaningful change in their communities," said Otto Bremer Trust co-CEO and trustee Charlotte S. Johnson.

"Otto Bremer Trust Awards 144 Grants Totaling $9.9 Million." Otto Bremer Trust Press Release 09/08/2016.