The Otto Bremer Trust recently awarded $10.9 million in grants in April and May.
“These awards represent a diverse range of grants to organizations that help individuals, families and communities overcome challenges,” said Frank Miley, co-CEO and trustee, OBT. “The commitment of these grantees inspires us.”
The Otto Bremer Trust is a private charitable trust based in St. Paul, Minn. Created in 1944 by business and community leader Otto Bremer, it is committed to supporting a better quality of life for residents of Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota and Wisconsin. Since its founding, OBT has invested more than $1 billion in people, places and opportunities in its region. Visit ottobremer.org.
These were the grants awarded to organizations in central and northern Minnesota and the Red River Valley:
The Center for Victims of Torture, St. Paul, Minn. – $55,000 to serve Somali families in St. Cloud through culturally specific outreach, parenting classes and mentoring.
Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity, St. Cloud – $50,000 for general operations to develop and preserve affordable housing in central Minnesota.
Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines, Waite Park – $55,000 for general operations to provide youth development opportunities and programs for girls residing in Greater Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin.
Initiative Foundation, Little Falls – $100,000 to build organizational capacity by providing training, consulting and coaching for nonprofit organizations in central Minnesota.
Minnesota Head Start Association Inc., Sauk Rapids – $37,000 for general operations to support low-income families and ensure high standards of service for young children through a statewide network of Minnesota Head Start providers.