Hybrid Return

Social & Financial Investments


Every investment serves a purpose for the Otto Bremer Trust. We refer to those meeting both social and financial objectives as delivering hybrid returns. These include program-related investments with like-minded organizations and or participation in other mission-driven initiatives. Explore the different ways innovative finance is facilitating more good for our communities.

Hybrid Return Focus

Investment Resources

  • Community Benefit Financial Company
  • Program-Related Investments (PRIs)
  • Mission-Driven Initiatives
Community Benefit Financial Company

Community Benefit Financial Company (CBFC) was established to increase the availability of new financial resources for organizations across the region. Examples include medium-term loans, investments in patient-capital funds, revolving lines of credit, real estate acquisition funds, and health services financing.

The Impact


We are seeking organizations that successfully contribute to both the financial and social capital within a community. Here is a link to some of our notable partnerships.

Recent Grant Recipients

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Montana Homeownership Network DBA NeighborWorks Montana
$100,000 | 2021 | Great Falls, MT

For general operations to provide housing education and counseling, affordable lending, and purchase and management of mobile home parks.

Northside Economic Opportunity Network
$300,000 | 2021 | Minneapolis, MN

To support entrepreneurs in North Minneapolis and the surrounding area and to increase capacity to address economic disparities in the community by building programming

International Institute of Minnesota
$250,000 | 2021 | Saint Paul, MN

To renovate and expand the International Institute of MN building in order to increase organizational capacity to serve New Americans.

Partner With Us

When seeking opportunities to generate a hybrid return for the people in the Upper Midwest, there are numerous complexities to consider. We find it beneficial for all parties to begin the partnership process with exploratory conversations. If you represent an organization that may be able to provide hybrid returns, we welcome the opportunity to talk with you. To start the conversation, please contact our controller.

Tony Thompson