Bremer foundation grants are listed
The Otto Bremer Foundation has announced grants totaling $1,743,153
and from Duluth to Brainerd.
Created in 1944, the Otto Bremer
Foundation assists people in achieving full economic, civic and social
participation in and for the betterment of their communities. The
foundation owns 92 percent of Bremer Bank.
The foundation highlights the following grant recipients in the Brainerd lakes area:
Wing County Community Services, $7,500, Brainerd. To support a project
that will distribute healthy snack bags to elementary school children
participating in the free and reduced lunch programs.
JFHMLFriends Foundation, $36,750, Crosby. To support Access4All, a literacyand technology project that works to create opportunities within thecommunity to allow online card access and ebooks.
Kinship Partners, Inc., $40,000, Brainerd. To support the growth and outreach of the one-on-one mentoring program.
LakesArea Restorative Justice Project, $52,000, Pequot Lakes. For generaloperating support of this Crow Wing County organization which usesrestorative justice processes to address school behavioral issues andtruancy and reduce juvenile crime.
Rural Minnesota CEP, Inc.,$89,720, Detroit Lakes. To support a project that will offer careeradvising for students enrolled in the Brainerd High School.
BrainerdSchool District, $10,000. To support the Fathers Reading Every Dayprogram which prepares children to be successful literacy learners.Brainerd Public Schools.
Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen, $41,154. Tosupport kitchen renovations for this organization that serves meals topeople in need in the Brainerd area.
Northern Minnesota PublicTelevision, Inc., $50,000. To support the construction of a modern,accessible, public media facility that will serve the northern andcentral Minnesota region.
Girl Scouts of Minnesota and WisconsinLakes and Pines Council $30,000, Waite Park. To support a project whichwill provide leadership opportunities for young girls. Providedprogramming to Girl Scouts in the Brainerd lakes area.
Staples School District, $50,000. To support a renovation project that will serve as a family center in Motley.
Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration $50,000.
RuralAIDS Action Network, $45,000, Little Falls. To support generaloperating and for a challenge grant to increase individual onlinegiving for this organization that serves individuals living with oraffected by HIV/AIDS.
Initiative Foundation, $220,000, LittleFalls. For the Thriving Organizations Partnership, a program to helpnonprofit organizations with financial resiliency, social enterprise,effective programming and leadership development.
MinnesotaDepartment of Employment and Economic Development, $78,455,Minneapolis. To support a project that will develop Talent Community inBrainerd, Fergus Falls and
NortheastEntrepreneur Fund, Inc., $30,000, Virginia, Minn. To support the BeStrategic: Grow Your Business groups in Aitkin and Koochiching counties.
SupportWithin Reach, $17,600, Grand Rapids. To support victims and increasepublic awareness about sexual violence in Aitkin County.
TheEvangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, $65,000, Brainerd. Toimprove the transportation infrastructure at the Brainerd facility.