Otto Bremer Trust awards 151 grants totaling $8.6 million

More than $1.7 million were awarded to organizations.

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The Otto Bremer Trust has awarded $8,609,747 in grants as part of its most recent grantmaking cycle.

โ€œWith this latest round of grants, we are reminded of the critical need that communities and individuals across the region continue to have as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its health and economic impacts,โ€ said Charlotte Johnson, Co-CEO and Trustee, Otto Bremer Trust, in a news release.

Local organizations receiving grants include:

  • The Brainerd Baxter Youth Center, Brainerd, $30,000. For general operations to support at-risk youth as they gather, grow and develop into engaged community members.

  • Bridges of Hope, Brainerd, $40,000. For general operations to provide basic needs and wraparound support to low-income residents in Crow Wing County.

  • Community Care N Share Cafe, Emily, $5,000. For general operations to provide meals to low-income residents in Emily and the surrounding area.

  • Riverview Church, Pine River, $25,000. To provide personal development and community service opportunities to youth in Pine River.

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