The Otto Bremer Trust has awarded $10,257,564 in grants as part of its most recent grantmaking cycle.

    “We are proud to invest in these programs and organizations that are providing fresh and innovative solutions to help communities across the region,” said Charlotte Johnson, Co-CEO and Trustee, OBT.

    The Otto Bremer Trust is a bank holding company and a private charitable trust based in Saint Paul, Minn., that works at the intersection of finance and philanthropy. OBT is the 92 percent owner of Bremer Bank, a regional financial services company, and also manages a diversified investment portfolio. Since its founding, OBT has invested more than $700 million in people, places, and opportunities in the Upper Midwest. Visit

    A list of grants awarded to organizations in central and northern Minnesota and the Red River region is included below. For a complete list of grants, review the full release on our website.

    Red River Region

    Essentia Health Foundation, Duluth, MN, $100,000. To improve cancer screening and treatment services in the Detroit Lakes area.

    Fargo Union Mission, Inc., Fargo, ND, $95,000. For general operations to support programming to help move homeless men towards self-sufficiency.

    Greater Grand Forks Senior Citizens Association, Inc., Grand Forks, ND, $110,000. To provide services and support to senior citizens to help them remain in their own homes.

    Hubbard County Developmental Achievement Center, Inc., Park Rapids, MN, $34,600. To increase accessible transportation to basic needs and employment services for disabled and elderly persons in Becker, Cass, Hubbard, and Wadena Counties.

    Impact Foundation, Fargo, ND, $95,000. To provide school-aged youth with healthy, safe, alcohol, and drug-free enrichment activities in the Casselton area.

    Legal Services of North Dakota, Bismarck, ND, $95,250. To provide civil legal services for low-income residents of Cass and Clay Counties to improve social determinants of health.

    Presentation Partners in Housing, Fargo, ND, $80,000. For general operations to provide short-term housing assistance to prevent homelessness.

    Rape and Abuse Crisis Center of Fargo-Moorhead, Fargo, ND, $150,000. For general operations to provide comprehensive services to victims of domestic/dating violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, trafficking/sexual exploitation, and child sexual abuse.

    St. Joseph's Area Health Services dba CHI St. Joseph's Health, Park Rapids, MN, $347,393. To assist with the construction of a new dental center to provide care to low-income families and people from at-risk populations in northern Minnesota.

    United Way of Cass-Clay, Inc., Fargo, ND, $100,000. To coordinate, align, and leverage services for low-income individuals to gain skills necessary to participate in the local workforce and for a capital campaign to construct a new corporate headquarters.