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Otto Bremer Trust awards 174 grants totaling $12.6 million

SAINT PAUL, December 5, 2017 — The Otto Bremer Trust has awarded $12,655,528 in grants and program-related investments as part of its most recent grantmaking cycle to invest in people, places, and opportunities in the Upper Midwest.

“This latest grant round was the largest dollar amount we have awarded in the history of the Otto Bremer Trust,” said Daniel C. Reardon, co-CEO and trustee, OBT.  “Our investments in these impressive organizations highlight the breadth and depth of the work being done for positive change in communities across the Upper Midwest, and we are grateful for their success.”

The Otto Bremer Trust, based in St. Paul, Minn., is a private charitable trust established in 1944 by founder Otto Bremer, a successful banker and community business leader. OBT owns 92 percent of Bremer Bank and also manages a diversified investment portfolio. The mission of OBT is to invest in people, places, and opportunities in the Upper Midwest. Since its inception, OBT has invested more than $600 million in organizations throughout Minnesota, North Dakota and western Wisconsin.

A complete list of grants by region and state is included below.

Western North Dakota

Central Dakota Forensic Nurse Examiners, Bismarck, ND, $50,000. For general operations to provide acute medical exams for victims of sexual assault in Bismarck, Minot, and Dickinson, North Dakota.

Companions for Children, Inc., Minot, ND, $60,000. For general operations to provide youth with mentors to help them grow into emotionally healthy, productive adults.

Dakota Children’s Advocacy Center, Bismarck, ND, $51,598. For general operations to provide evidence-based mental health services to children and families experiencing the traumatizing effects of abuse.

Northern Lights Council – Boys Scouts of America, Bismarck, ND, $50,000. To support Cub Scouting programs serving Native American youth on North Dakota reservations and low-income boys attending schools in Bismarck/Mandan.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Bismarck, Bismarck, ND, $187,219. To sustain and expand the services of the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, which provides access to oral health care for underserved children in western North Dakota.

Safe Shelter, Jamestown, ND, $50,000. To construct a building to provide emergency safe housing for victims of domestic violence and their children.

Sitting Bull College, Fort Yates, ND, $33,700. To provide support for small businesses and entrepreneurs, as well as credit counseling services and financial education to the residents of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.

Western Wellness Foundation, Inc., Dickinson, ND, $30,000. For general operations of this youth mentoring program for children in Stark County.

Red River Region

Altru Health Foundation, Grand Forks, ND, $125,695. To provide healthcare to rural patients through telemedicine staff and equipment in Devils Lake and Crookston.

Boys and Girls Club of Detroit Lakes, Inc., Detroit Lakes, MN, $200,000. To increase programming space to ensure more youth participation in the Boys & Girls Club of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.

Crookston Area Seniors Association, Inc., Crookston, MN, $30,000. For general operations to provide meals and programming to seniors in the Detroit Lakes area.

Crookston Public Schools #593, Crookston, MN, $62,300. To increase the number of children prepared to enter kindergarten in Crookston, Minnesota.

Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation, Fargo, ND, $40,000. To support youth in the Fargo and West Fargo communities in career education, academic readiness, and educational savings.

Farm Rescue, Horace, ND, $100,000. For general operations to support farm and ranch families who have experienced a major injury, illness, or natural disaster and need help with farm operations, and to purchase field equipment.

Foundation for Agricultural and Rural Resources Management and Sustainability, Tuttle, ND, $45,000. For a program to develop new farmers in the Red River Valley including New Americans, veterans, and women, through internships, learning circles, and training.

Global Friends Coalition, Grand Forks, ND, $75,000. For general operations to support refugee integration in the Greater Grand Forks community.

Honor the Earth, Callaway, MN, $20,000. To increase community development, business development, and job creation on the White Earth Reservation.

Impact Foundation, Fargo, ND, $50,000. To build collaboration among community organizations and agencies that support youth and adults in reducing alcohol and other drug abuse.

Lake Agassiz Regional Library, Moorhead, MN, $150,000. To update the Crookston Library to increase programming and use.

L.I.S.T.E.N. (Love is Sharing The Exceptional Need), Grand Forks, ND, $45,000. To teach a self-advocacy program ensuring that people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities live with dignity and respect in North Dakota.

Mahube-Otwa Community Action Partnership, Inc., Detroit Lakes, MN, $50,000. To assist low-income clients in removing barriers to employment in the Detroit Lakes area.

Moorhead Public Schools, #152, Moorhead, MN, $117,355. To support new American single-parent families through job development training, financial management, housing education, and the purchase of a vehicle to meet transportation needs of participants.

New American Consortium for Wellness and Empowerment, Fargo, ND, $40,000. For general operations to support immigrant families through community wellness, cultural and academic readjustment programs in Fargo and West Fargo communities.

Northlands Rescue Mission, Grand Forks, ND, $50,000. To provide intensive case management to shelter clients, ongoing support to clients entering housing, and for staff well-being.

Rebuilding Together – Fargo Moorhead Area, Inc., Fargo, ND, $20,000. For general operations to maintain safe, healthy, and affordable housing in the Fargo-Moorhead community.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Pelican Rapids, MN, $20,000. To provide programs that strengthen community relationships and improve the health and well-being of individuals in Pelican Rapids, MN.

Central and Northern Minnesota

Advocates Against Domestic Abuse, Aitkin, MN, $30,000. For general operations to offer services and temporary shelter to victims of domestic violence in Aitkin County.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota, Saint Cloud, MN, $60,000. For general operations to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported mentoring relationships.

Central Minnesota Council, Boy Scouts of America, Sartell, MN, $55,000. To develop career-exploring programs to help youth make informed career and education decisions and build leadership skills through an experiential learning environment, and to help businesses build a pipeline of quality talent that will meet their needs.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota, Saint Cloud, MN, $61,942. To support Project Learn, a program designed to engage low-income youth in learning, encourage them to succeed in school, and graduate from high school.

The Brainerd Baxter Youth Center, Brainerd, MN, $30,000. For general operations to build youth assets and skills in at-risk and homeless youth in Brainerd.

Cass County Economic Development Corporation, Walker, MN, $25,000. For economic development and job creation in Cass County.

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud, Saint Cloud, MN, $133,280. To provide shelter and supportive services to youth who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, to implement community organizing with the immigrant and refugee populations.

Citizens for Backus AB, International Falls, MN, $130,000. For general operations for youth development, food security and civic engagement at the Backus Community Center (BCC).

Falls Hunger Coalition, International Falls, MN, $40,000. For general operations to help feed low-income families and provide opportunities to sustain better and healthier lives.

Foley Area CARE, Foley, MN, $32,500. For general operations to expand and provide services to assist rural seniors to remain living independently in the home of their choice and prevent premature nursing home placement in Benton County.

Koochiching Aging Options, International Falls, MN, $40,000. For general operations to support older adults of Koochiching County, their families, and the broader community.

Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Cass Lake, MN, $40,000. To expand home-based health care, provide education on respite care, and support adult day services on the Leech Lake Reservation.

Second Harvest North Central Food Bank, Grand Rapids, MN, $75,000. To help food-insecure individuals and families in north central Minnesota by working with the region’s many small hunger relief agencies to increase their overall capacity and distribution of fresh, nutritious produce.

Volunteer Attorney Program, Duluth, MN, $30,000. For general operations to enhance the civil legal services currently available to low-income individuals in Aitkin, Crow Wing, and Koochiching Counties, and to start a new ‘Ask an Attorney’ free legal advice clinic in Koochiching County.

Western and South-Central Minnesota

Advocacy and Inclusion Matter of West Central Minnesota, Willmar, MN, $25,000. For general operations to provide advocacy, education, wellness, and social inclusion services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Minnesota, Owatonna, MN, $82,500. For general operations to provide one-on-one mentoring to at-risk children and youth.

Boy Scouts of America, Mankato, MN, $81,240. To increase the number of youth from diverse communities to participate in Scouting in South-Central Minnesota.

Child Care and Nutrition, Inc., Ivanhoe, MN, $10,000. To pilot a program to increase licensed family child care providers in Greater Minnesota communities.

Committee Against Domestic Abuse, Mankato, MN, $85,000. For general operations to serve victims of domestic and sexual violence in Southern Minnesota.

Herman Fire Department, Herman, MN, $55,000. To assist the department with the purchase of equipment critical to the safety of its volunteer-based firefighting unit.

Kandiyohi County Area YMCA, Willmar, MN, $10,000. To support a mentoring program for youth.

Leisure Education for Exceptional People, Inc. (LEEP), Mankato, MN, $79,000. For general operations and to increase fund development capacity to provide education and recreation opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities living in south-central Minnesota.

Litchfield Area Mentorship Program – Kinship, Litchfield, MN, $20,000. For general operations to provide community and school-based youth mentoring.

Prairie Home Hospice, Inc., Marshall, MN, $80,000. To support the capital campaign to purchase, renovate, and equip the McLaughlin Hospice House in Marshall, MN.

Productive Alternatives, Inc., Fergus Falls, MN, $87,400. For purchase of vehicles to support programming and transportation needs in rural West Central Minnesota communities.

Project GEM, Pemberton, MN, $12,000. For general operations to provide outreach program services for low-income/disadvantaged youth in the greater Mankato area.

Rewind, Inc., Perham, MN, $50,000. To renovate and repair a housing treatment facility and purchase furniture, appliances, and equipment to serve individuals overcoming addiction.

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, Owatonna, MN, $80,000. To increase the quality, sustainability and viability of child care businesses among emerging and diverse populations in Southern Minnesota.

Southwest Health and Human Services, Marshall, MN, $20,000. To provide dental varnishing and oral health information to low-income children and their families.

Starbuck Fire Department, Starbuck, MN, $55,947. To assist the department with the purchase of equipment critical to the safety of its volunteer-based firefighting unit.

Steele County Clothesline, Inc., Owatonna, MN, $42,500. For general operations to provide clothing and small household items to low-income and homeless individuals and families in Steele County.

West Central Industries, Inc., Willmar, MN, $47,000. To support the Resource Center Program, which connects families raising children with developmental disabilities to resources and activities in west-central Minnesota.

West Central Minnesota Communities Action, Inc., Elbow Lake, MN, $88,000. To provide free taxpayer assistance to low-income, disadvantaged individuals, and families in west-central Minnesota and to increase fund development capacity.

Twin Cities Metropolitan Area

Ain Dah Yung Center, Saint Paul, MN, $210,000. For general operations and capital support for culturally responsive supportive services and housing for homeless American Indian youth.

Alexandra House, Inc., Blaine, MN, $55,000. For general operations to provide advocacy and support services to victims/survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, dating violence, and abuse in later life.

The Aliveness Project, Minneapolis, MN, $40,000. For general operations to provide community support and direct services to people living with HIV in Minnesota.

American Indian OIC, Minneapolis, MN, $70,000. To provide career training and employment services to at-risk communities with an emphasis on American Indian culturally competent training.

Annex Teen Clinic, Robbinsdale, MN, $20,000. For general operations to help young people take charge of their sexual health by providing confidential health services and education.

Anoka Technical College Foundation, Anoka, MN, $100,000. To assist at-risk students with immediate crisis needs and longer-term support to help them stay in college and graduate.

Appetite for Change, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, $100,000. For general operations to use food as a tool to build health, wealth, and social change in North Minneapolis.

Ascension Place, Minneapolis, MN, $60,000. To support St. Anne’s Place emergency family shelter program in North Minneapolis.

Baby’s Space: A Place to Grow, Minneapolis, MN, $40,000. For general operations to provide a holistic, nurturing, culturally-responsive, and trauma-informed early childhood education and family support.

Cars for Neighbors, Inc., Blaine, MN, $35,000. For general operations to assist economically disadvantaged individuals in Anoka County to obtain and maintain automobiles.

Centro de Trabajadores Unidos En Lucha, Minneapolis, MN, $55,000. For general operations to improve working conditions, fair wages and leadership among low-wage workers.

Centro Tyrone Guzman, Minneapolis, MN, $80,000. For general operations to provide culturally centered services for Latino immigrants.

Children’s Law Center of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, $100,000. For general operations to protect the rights of Minnesota’s foster care youth through legal advocacy.

City of Lakes Community Land Trust, Minneapolis, MN, $100,000. For general operations to create and ensure affordable housing for low-income households in Minneapolis.

Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin, Saint Louis Park, MN, $50,000. To support eviction prevention for low- and moderate-income residents of Hennepin County.

Courage Kenny Foundation, Minneapolis, MN, $30,000. For support to increase self-sufficiency and economic independence through gainful employment for people with disabilities.

Creating IT Futures Foundation, Edina, MN, $50,000. To provide information technology job training and placement in industry jobs to low-income women and people of color traditionally underrepresented in the IT industry.

Cycles for Change, Saint Paul, MN, $20,000. To train and employ low-income youth and youth of color to gain employment skills, improve their academic success, prepare for college, and become community leaders.

Daily Work, Saint Paul, MN, $30,000. For general operations to increase the capacity of this organization to help at-risk job seekers secure employment.

Dunwoody College of Technology, Minneapolis, MN, $50,000. To help low-income women prepare for and secure high-wage jobs in the technical sector.

Emerge Community Development, Minneapolis, MN, $100,000. For general operations to provide workforce development and supportive services for low-income individuals.

FamilyMeans, Stillwater, MN, $60,000. To support youth development in Cimarron and Landfall.

Genesys Works – Twin Cities, Saint Paul, MN, $100,000. For general operations and infrastructure equipment to help prepare disadvantaged students in Twin Cities-area high schools for college and career success.

Greater Minnesota Housing Fund, Saint Paul, MN, $100,000. To expand capacity and develop the fiscal expertise in the emerging field of impact investing in affordable housing in Minnesota.

Guild Incorporated, Saint Paul, MN, $100,000. For general operations to support individuals aged 16 and older who struggle with mental illness.

Holy Rosary Church and School, Minneapolis, MN, $20,000. For general operations and capacity building to meet basic needs and provide educational opportunities for immigrants and refugees in the Phillips neighborhood.

Impact Services, Inc., Coon Rapids, MN, $10,000. To support a Meals on Wheels program in Anoka County.

The Institute for New Americans, Minneapolis, MN, $50,000. For general operations to sustain and grow the adult basic education program, serving immigrants and refugees.

Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis, Minnetonka, MN, $500,000. As we move to a new building in February 2018, we seek a Program Related Investment to ensure our ongoing commitment to anticipate and address ever-changing and emerging community needs with excellence, effectiveness, and creativity.

Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis, Minnetonka, MN, $200,000. To support a wide range of evidence-informed outcome-based services for people of all backgrounds to increase their opportunities, help them sustain healthy relationships, ease suffering, and give them support in times of need.

The Loppet Foundation, Minneapolis, MN, $250,000. To build a new community space in Minneapolis’s Theodore Wirth Park, which will drive transformative growth in access to outdoor recreation, and support increased outreach programs to youth from underserved communities.

Metropolitan Center for Independent Living, Inc., Saint Paul, MN, $30,000. For general operations to expand the daily living skills of individuals coping with disabilities.

Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers, Minneapolis, MN, $50,000. For general operations to improve the economic conditions and opportunities for low and moderate-income individuals and families.

Midwest Special Services, Inc., Saint Paul, MN, $30,000. For program support to assist adults with disabilities in reaching their employment and community integration goals.

Minneapolis Community and Technical College Foundation, Minneapolis, MN, $50,000. To support the Renewing Hope Grant program, which helps students clear outstanding tuition balances to complete their degree programs.

myHealth for Teens & Young Adults, Hopkins, MN, $40,000. To provide education, comprehensive parenting support and assistance to pregnant and parenting teens through home visiting.

The Network for Better Futures, Minneapolis, MN, $120,000. For general operations to provide holistic wraparound services for men with histories of incarceration and multiple barriers to employment, self-sufficiency, and stability.

New American Development Center, Minneapolis, MN, $35,000. For general operations to provide workforce, youth development and entrepreneurial training for low-income East African youth and adults.

North Metro Pediatrics, P.A., Coon Rapids, MN, $125,000. For general operations to provide comprehensive, preventative care, and education for uninsured and under-insured families.

Opportunity Partners, Inc., Minnetonka, MN, $30,000. For program support for the Community Living program.

Park Nicollet Foundation, Saint Louis Park, MN, $30,000. To support Growing Through Grief, a program that provides in-school grief support services, one-on-one counseling, and school crisis intervention.

People Responding in Social Ministry (PRISM), Golden Valley, MN, $65,000. For general operations and equipment to provide food, clothing, and household needs in the northwest suburbs of Hennepin County.

Perspectives, Inc., Saint Louis Park, MN, $60,000. To close the achievement gap by providing academic, social, and nutritional enrichment for homeless and at-risk students in grades K-8.

Power of People Leadership Institute, Minneapolis, MN, $40,000. To equip ex-offenders with the strategies, tools, networks, and opportunities to overcome barriers to sustainability.

PRG, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, $30,000. For general operations to address the racial homeownership gap through housing counseling and the development of affordable housing.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Burnsville, MN, $15,000. To support ongoing oral care and education services to uninsured and under-insured people in Dakota and the surrounding counties and communities.

Project Diva, Minneapolis, MN, $10,000. For general operations to provide coaching and mentoring for urban African American girls.

Quincy House, Arden Hills, MN, $10,000. For general operations for a youth development program in northern Ramsey County.

Ready Set Smile, PA, Minneapolis, MN, $35,000. For general operations to provide preventive oral health services and education to low-resource children and families in Minneapolis.

Rondo Community Land Trust, Saint Paul, MN, $100,000. To support commercial/residential buildings on Selby Avenue that will provide long-term affordable commercial space for small, local and minority owned businesses along with affordable senior housing.

Rondo Community Land Trust, Saint Paul, MN, $145,000. To develop two mixed-use commercial/residential buildings on Selby Avenue in the Rondo neighborhood. The buildings will provide long-term affordable commercial space for small, local and minority owned businesses along with affordable senior housing.

The Saint Paul Foundation, Saint Paul, MN, $25,000. To increase employment and economic vitality for St. Paul’s East Side residents.

St. Paul & Ramsey County Domestic Abuse Intervention Project, Saint Paul, MN, $40,000. To support The FLARE-UP Project, which works to reduce domestic homicides through increased protections and services to victims.

The Salvation Army, Northern Division, Roseville, MN, $100,000. To support Booth Brown House, which provides emergency shelter, basic needs, and supportive services to help young adults overcome homelessness and succeed in life.

Southern Anoka Community Assistance, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, $25,000. For general operations to expand food, referral services, school lunches, and other basic needs programming to low-income communities in Anoka County and Northeast Minneapolis.

Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women, Belle Plaine, MN, $65,000. To carry out the Diversity Action Plan and re-launch the Latina Advocacy Program to better serve Latina victims of domestic abuse.

St. Croix Family Resource Center, Bayport, MN, $40,000. For general operations to promote housing and food stability and address root causes of poverty in the Stillwater area.

Think Small, Saint Paul, MN, $45,000. To support a program to provide professional development to child care providers to better serve at-risk children.

Urban Roots, Saint Paul, MN, $30,000. For general operations for educational and employment opportunities for east St. Paul youth.

Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation, Minneapolis, MN, $100,000. For general operations to support Urban Ventures’ youth development programs including out-of-school-time academic support, sports, nutrition education, and parent education.

Women at the Courthouse, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, $35,000. For general operations to improve the judicial system responses for women and children who have been exposed to domestic abuse, sexual assault, sexual violence, and sex trafficking.

Young Women’s Christian Association of St. Paul, Saint Paul, MN, $50,000. For general operations to provide housing, employment services and youth leadership opportunities.

YouthLink, Minneapolis, MN, $150,000. To provide an array of services and resources to meet the needs of young people aged 16-24 who are experiencing homelessness.

Southeastern Minnesota

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Winona, Winona, MN, $85,250. To provide services to area seniors to support their ability to live in their own homes.

A Chance to Grow, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, $75,000. To support the expansion of SMART, a program that improves learning for pre-k through grade 3 students in southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

Child Care Resource & Referral, Inc., Rochester, MN, $98,749. To provide resources and support for new, expanding, or soon to be licensed child care programs to retain quality child care businesses in Olmsted County.

Choral Arts Ensemble of Rochester, Rochester, MN, $25,000. To advance and expand sacred music in Southeastern Minnesota.

Dyslexia Institute of Minnesota Inc., dba The Reading Center, Rochester, MN, $250,000. For general operations and support of a capital campaign to serve students with dyslexia.

Exercisabilities, Inc, Rochester, MN, $30,000. For general operations to provide rehabilitation services to individuals with physical, cognitive, or medically unstable conditions.

Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties, Winona, MN, $60,000. To provide low-income homeowners with critical structural, moisture intrusion, fire and life safety, and weatherization home repairs.

Hayfield Fire Department, Hayfield, MN, $49,604. To assist the department with the purchase of equipment critical to the safety of its volunteer-based firefighting unit.

Independent School District 535, Rochester, MN, $56,946. To provide pathways towards education and administrative assistant careers for New American and re-entry populations.

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, $50,000. To provide financial counseling and education in Rochester.

The Main Street Project, Northfield, MN, $150,000. For general operations to support a 100-acre research and demonstration farm for agripreneur training and regenerative agriculture for Latino farmers.

Minnesota Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Saint Paul, MN, $50,000. To provide outreach, education, and advocacy to protect the civil liberties of immigrants and refugees in Southern Minnesota.

Mower County Seniors, Inc., Austin, MN, $50,000. For general operations to support and serve seniors in Mower County.

Wisconsin

American National Red Cross – Wisconsin Region, Altoona, WI, $80,000. To support disaster preparedness, response and recovery services in Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Dunn, Eau Claire, La Crosse, Polk, and St. Croix Counties.

Amery Regional Medical Center Foundation dba Amery Hospital & Clinic Foundation, Amery, WI, $100,000. To provide a triage center for mental health crises in St. Croix Valley hospitals utilizing telemedicine.

Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley, Inc., Eau Claire, WI, $100,000. To support capital improvements to the Boys & Girls Club-Mary Markquart Center.

The Bridge to Hope, Menomonie, WI, $100,000. For general operations and capital support to serve victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault, and human trafficking.

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of La Crosse, Inc., La Crosse, WI, $70,000. To support the Sojourner House homeless shelter in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Children’s Service Society of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, $25,000. To support the Chippewa Valley Child Advocacy Center in Eau Claire, which provides services to children who have experienced trauma through abuse or neglect.

Coulee Council on Addictions, Inc., La Crosse, WI, $100,000. To support a capital campaign to create a safe, inviting, and accessible space to provide services and programming for those seeking recovery from addictions.

Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley, Inc., Baldwin, WI, $60,000. For general operations to strengthen children, families, and communities.

Feed My People, Inc, Eau Claire, WI, $155,000. For general operations and capital support to build the network and capacity of this regional food bank.

Free Clinic of Pierce and St. Croix Counties, Inc., River Falls, WI, $25,000. For general operations to provide free primary healthcare, medications and preventative health education for Pierce and St. Croix County residents.

Hillview Greenhouse Life Center, Inc., La Crosse, WI, $25,000. For general operations of Hillview Urban Agriculture Center, which provides resources to encourage the growing, eating, and preparing of healthy food in the La Crosse area.

IM Education, Inc., Onalaska, WI, $15,000. For general operations to provide academic support in critical thinking and writing skills.

The Lakes Community Health Center, Inc., Iron River, WI, $61,404. To support the expansion of pediatric occupational therapy for the community health clinic.

Moms and Dads Against Meth, Inc., Saint Croix Falls, WI, $50,000. For general operations to provide a safe, sober residence for women in recovery from alcohol or other drug dependency.

Monroe County Shelter Care, Inc., Sparta, WI, $25,000. To support Brighter Tomorrows, which offers services and shelter to sexual assault and domestic violence survivors.

Northland College, Ashland, WI, $219,354. To implement the work of the Center for Rural Communities, a comprehensive regional database of quality-of-life metrics.

Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Bayfield, WI, $54,145. To support the development of the Boys & Girls Club of Gitchigami.

Restorative Justice of Northwest Wisconsin, Inc., Siren, WI, $125,000. For general operations to promote restorative justice and combat methamphetamine addiction.

St. Croix Valley Sexual Assault Response Team, Inc., River Falls, WI, $60,000. For general operations to provide forensic medical examination services and advocacy to victims of sexual assault in western Wisconsin.

Vernon Economic Development Association, Inc., Viroqua, WI, $85,000. For general operations to increase access to local food in the La Crosse region.

Minnesota Statewide

African Development Center, Minneapolis, MN, $75,000. For programs in Greater Minnesota to assist African immigrants and refugees in starting and sustaining successful businesses, building wealth, and promoting community reinvestment.

Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project DBA Standpoint, Minneapolis, MN, $50,000. For general operations to provide legal services to victims of domestic and sexual violence and to train local advocates.

Cancer Legal Care, Arden Hills, MN, $50,000. For general operations to provide free legal care information and services to Minnesotans affected by cancer.
Ed Allies, Minneapolis, MN, $35,000. For general operations to close Minnesota’s education opportunity gaps and build stronger schools through research, communications, and public engagement.

Housing Justice Center, Saint Paul, MN, $60,000. For general operations to preserve and expand affordable housing opportunities throughout Minnesota.

Hunger Impact Partners, Minneapolis, MN, $50,000. For general operations to close the meal gap for food insecure children in Minnesota by leveraging high-impact federal nutrition programs that unlock federal reimbursement dollars.

Ignite Afterschool, Minneapolis, MN, $110,000. To support a statewide initiative to strengthen the quality of after-school programs.

Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, $200,000. To provide legal, educational, and advocacy services to immigrant and refugee communities in Greater Minnesota.

Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, $60,000. For general operations to build the capacity of mentoring organizations to help youth navigate the complexities of life.

Minnesota AIDS Project, Saint Paul, MN, $50,000. To provide support in reducing HIV-related health disparities within underserved communities, including people living with HIV in Greater Minnesota.

Neighborhood Development Center, Inc., Saint Paul, MN, $83,000. For technical assistance and business development to bring concentrated opportunity to areas of concentrated poverty in greater Minnesota.

Page Education Foundation, Minneapolis, MN, $86,900. To provide scholarships and support services for students of color in Greater Minnesota and to develop organizational effectiveness through strategic planning.

Prepare + Prosper, Saint Paul, MN, $125,000. For general operations to increase the financial capability of low- and moderate-income individuals through free tax preparation, financial planning and goal setting, and development of a suite of financial products through the FAIR initiative.

The Salvation Army, Northern Division, Roseville, MN, $325,000. To provide program support to eight Salvation Army Corps in Minnesota and support the technical assistance and program management role of the Salvation Army, Northern Division Headquarters.

Second Harvest Heartland, Inc., Saint Paul, MN, $250,000. To help food-insecure people gain access to healthy food through a new infrastructure and breakthrough programs, and by strengthening the network in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and neighboring states.

University of Minnesota Foundation, Minneapolis, MN, $150,000. To support job training for newly appointed tribal leaders and administrators serving the Native Nations of Minnesota by offering a professional certificate program in tribal administration and governance.

Volunteer Lawyers Network, Minneapolis, MN, $54,000. To provide free legal education and services to low-income immigrants and refugees in Minnesota.

Women’s Foundation of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, $150,000. To build pathways to economic opportunity and improve the safety and well-being of girls and women.

North Dakota Statewide

North Dakota Women’s Network, Bismarck, ND, $40,000. To develop a statewide strategic plan to increase civic engagement toward improving the status of women in North Dakota.

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