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Otto Bremer Trust makes 170 grants totaling $12.8 million

SAINT PAUL, November 20, 2019 — The Otto Bremer Trust has awarded $12,855,616 in grants and program-related investments as part of its most recent grantmaking cycle.

“The Otto Bremer Trust is proud to continue investing in a broad range of programs and organizations that are making a positive impact in people’s lives across the region,” said Brian Lipschultz, Co-CEO and Trustee, OBT. “Partnering in this way is at the core of our continued long-term commitment to the Upper Midwest and exactly what Otto Bremer envisioned 75 years ago when he saw a need to help communities prosper.”

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 86 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 $700 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

Abused Adult Resource Center, Bismarck, ND, $165,000. To provide shelter and crisis care for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and their children in a seven-county area of south-central North Dakota.

Bismarck Public School District No. 1, Bismarck, ND, $50,000. To provide wraparound services that improve parenting, stabilize relationships, and promote the independent functioning of parents of high-risk children; and improve student attendance and academic performance.

Great Plains Food Bank, Fargo, ND, $297,000. To expand the food bank’s capacity to better serve individuals living with hunger in the 28 central and western counties of North Dakota.

HERO Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization, Fargo, ND, $35,000. To provide access to medically necessary healthcare supplies and equipment to those experiencing financial crisis.

The Consensus Council, Inc., Bismarck, ND, $40,000. For general operations to provide conflict resolution and facilitate policy development to reduce poverty.

Welcome House, Inc., Bismarck, ND, $75,000. For general operations to provide housing, basic necessities, case management, and supportive services to homeless families and single women.

Young Women’s Christian Association of Minot, North Dakota, Minot, ND, $75,000. For general operations to provide emergency shelter, basic necessities, case management, and supportive services in Minot, North Dakota.

Red River Region

Community Violence Intervention Center, Inc., Grand Forks, ND, $150,000. For general operations to support the provision of comprehensive services to domestic violence in the Grand Forks area.

Family Healthcare Center, Fargo, ND, $137,500. For the purchase of a mobile dental truck to increase accessibility and convenience to all patients, including vulnerable and underserved populations.

Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Clay County, Dilworth, MN, $110,000. To end homelessness for youth, children, and their families in west-central Minnesota.

Lakes & Prairies Community Action Partnership, Inc., Moorhead, MN, $150,000. To support economic empowerment programs in Clay and Wilkin Counties in west-central Minnesota.

Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Moorhead, MN, $125,000. To provide academic, economic, professional, and leadership skills to women from underserved populations.

North Dakota Autism Center, Inc., West Fargo, ND, $83,000. To support day programming for children with autism and the continuation of building an autism-friendly community in the West Fargo, Fargo, and Moorhead area.

North Dakota Community Foundation, Bismarck, ND, $50,000. For general operations of the Richland Wilkin Community Foundation.

Grand Forks Public Health Department, Grand Forks, ND, $15,000. To provide supportive services to individuals struggling with addiction and decrease the spread of infectious disease.

City of Twin Valley, Twin Valley, MN, $25,000. To construct a community recreation building and splash pad.

Valley Ambulance & Rescue Service, Inc, Grafton, ND, $35,000. To replace outdated ambulance equipment.

Valley Health, Grand Forks, ND, $45,000. For general operations to increase reproductive health awareness and services to at-risk individuals.

Central and Northern Minnesota

Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota, Saint Cloud, MN, $62,000. To support the CareerSTART program to provide exposure and exploration of career pathways for youth in grades K-12 in Central Minnesota.

Career Solutions, Saint Cloud, MN, $75,000. To increase employment opportunities and provide career education to adult and youth immigrants and refugees.

Central Minnesota Jobs and Training Services, Inc., Monticello, MN, $45,000. To support the startup costs to begin offering SOAR services to individuals living with disabilities as they apply for social security benefits.

Central Minnesota Sexual Assault Center, Saint Cloud, MN, $35,000. To provide programming and advocacy for male and LGBTQ+ survivors of sexual violence.

Anna Marie’s Alliance, Saint Cloud, MN, $75,000. For general operations to provide emergency shelter and comprehensive services to women and children experiencing domestic abuse and sexual assault.

Aitkin County Developmental Achievement Center, McGregor, MN, $25,000. To provide employment supports and opportunities for adults and youth with disabilities.

Foley Area CARE, Foley, MN, $28,000. For general operations to provide services to assist rural seniors to remain living independently in-home in Benton County.

Lakes Area Interfaith Caregivers dba Interfaith Volunteers, Baxter, MN, $20,000. For general operations to provide transportation and home services for seniors of low income and persons with disabilities to allow them to remain in-home.

Serve Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, $65,000. To support Total Learning Classroom to advance academic achievement in St. Cloud.

Sexual Assault Services, Inc., Brainerd, MN, $69,800. For general operations to provide services for victims of sexual assault and to offer education and prevention programs in Crow Wing County.

Support Within Reach, Grand Rapids, MN, $65,000. For general operations to provide victim support services and infrastructure to increase the capacity for collaborative efforts to serve victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.

Terebinth Refuge, Waite Park, MN, $35,000. To provide emergency shelter, transitional housing and holistic supportive services to sexually exploited and trafficked women and their small children.

Western and south-central Minnesota

Child Care Choices, Inc. dba Milestones, Inc., Waite Park, MN, $80,000. To ensure that low-income families are able to find, secure, and maintain quality child care in order to progress toward employment and self-sufficiency in greater St. Cloud.

Claire Ann Shover Nursery School, Inc., Fergus Falls, MN, $50,000. To assist with the construction of a new children’s museum in Fergus Falls.

Emergency Community Help Organization (ECHO), Mankato, MN, $60,000. For general operations to provide food assistance and referrals to individuals experiencing food insecurity in south-central Minnesota.

Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, MN, $111,791. To assist with the purchase of nursing simulation equipment to provide advanced medical training.

Hoffman Economic Development Authority, Hoffman, MN, $6,008. To repair a damaged facility to provide services to youth, seniors, and people facing food and housing insecurity in Hoffman.

Kandiyohi County Area YMCA, Willmar, MN, $100,000. To assist with the construction of a child care facility with indoor and outdoor play spaces in Kandiyohi County.

Lake Crystal Area Recreation Center, Inc., Lake Crystal, MN, $30,000. For general operations to improve quality of life through exercise, health education, and recreation in southern Minnesota.

Lakeland Mental Health Center, Inc., Fergus Falls, MN, $185,040. To provide peer support to assist individuals with chemical and behavioral health issues in Fergus Falls.

Lifeworks Services, Inc., Eagan, MN, $60,000. To provide skill building and career development opportunities for people with disabilities in Mankato and the Twin Cities.

Mankato Rehabilitation Center, Inc., Mankato, MN, $189,980. To provide day support services for individuals with moderate to severe intellectual and developmental disabilities in Mankato.

Minnesota State University, Mankato, Mankato, MN, $15,120. To provide a summer reading program for elementary-aged youth with disabilities in Mankato.

Morgan Memorial Foundation dba Gil-mor Manor, Morgan, MN, $36,000. To assist with renovations to the dining area and community room for seniors in Morgan.

New Horizons Crisis Center, Marshall, MN, $100,000. For general operations to provide services to people affected by domestic violence and sexual assault in southwest Minnesota.

Safe Avenues, Willmar, MN, $60,000. To support Harmony Visitation Center to provide parent education classes and afterschool visitation hours for children and families experiencing separation.

Someplace Safe, Fergus Falls, MN, $137,130. To strengthen fundraising capacity to support programming for victims and survivors of crime in west-central Minnesota.

Twin Cities Metropolitan Area

AccessAbility, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, $50,000. To support people in re-entry with paid work experience, training, and job placement.

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

Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association, Minneapolis, MN, $50,000. To raise Alzheimer’s dementia awareness, education, resources, and care and support services within diverse communities in the Twin Cities.

AMAZE, Saint Paul, MN, $30,000. For general operations to create and deliver anti-bias curriculum, training, and consultation for schools, communities, and organizations.

American Indian Community Development Corporation, Minneapolis, MN, $53,600. To provide permanent supportive housing to homeless individuals suffering from substance use disorders.

Bii Gii Wiin Community Development Loan Fund, Minneapolis, MN, $50,000. For general operations to improve the financial wellness of urban American Indian families through tailored training, counseling, and lending products.

The BrandLab, Minneapolis, MN, $20,000. For general operations to provide training and internship opportunities to enable diverse youth to explore and secure jobs in the marketing and advertising industry.

Christian Recovery Center, Golden Valley, MN, $100,000. For general operations to provide mental health services to victims, offenders, and families impacted by harmful sexual behaviors and/or sexual violence.

Clare Housing, Minneapolis, MN, $80,000. For general operations to provide supportive services to improve housing stability and HIV health outcomes for low-income and homeless individuals living with HIV.

CommonBond Communities, Saint Paul, MN, $220,000. For general operations to provide safe, stable housing and supportive services for low-income individuals and families.

Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties, Saint Paul, MN, $75,000. To provide vehicle repairs, ensuring participants’ ability to maintain or gain employment.

Community Emergency Assistance Programs, Inc., Brooklyn Center, MN, $100,000. For general operations to provide a food shelf, Meals on Wheels program, health and wellness education, and supportive programming which will propel families forward for better physical and financial health.

Community Reinvestment Fund, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, $500,000 (program-related investment). To provide CRF with the lending capital necessary to fund under resourced small businesses in Minnesota.

Community Reinvestment Fund, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, $100,000. To provide for loan loss reserves that are required to support SBA 7(a) and Patient Capital lending in Minnesota.

CROSS Christians Reaching Out In Social Service, Rogers, MN, $25,000. For general operations to provide food, clothing, housing assistance, and outreach to individuals and families in northern Hennepin County.

Dakota Child and Family Clinic, Burnsville, MN, $30,000. To provide care coordination services.

DinoMights, Minneapolis, MN, $20,000. For general operations to build social, emotional, and academic learning for low-income urban youth.

Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, $20,000. To improve the employment opportunities and employability for people with Down syndrome.

Dream of Wild Health, Minneapolis, MN, $35,000. To support the Native Youth Education & Leadership program.

East Side Learning Center, Saint Paul, MN, $55,000. For general operations to teach foundational literacy skills to children in the Twin Cities.

Emma Norton Services, Saint Paul, MN, $70,000. For general operations to increase stability and self-sufficiency for homeless women and families in the Twin Cities.

Fairview Foundation, Saint Paul, MN, $50,000. To address health inequities in the Somali American population and through Mental Health First Aid training.

Faith Community Nurse Network of the Greater Twin Cities, Saint Paul, MN, $40,000. For general operations to provide educational and professional development opportunities and evidence-based program training for Faith Community Nurses to serve their communities in the Twin Cities.

FamilyWise Services, Minneapolis, MN, $75,000. For general operations to strengthen children and families and improve family economic stability.

Good in the Hood, Bloomington, MN, $35,000. For general operations to provide access to food, health, and wellness services, volunteer opportunities, and other community and kindness-based services.

Hearts and Hammers – Twin Cities, Inc., St. Paul, MN, $10,000. For general operations to preserve affordable housing by providing exterior home improvements for low-income senior, disabled or veteran homeowners in the Twin Cities.

Hmong Cultural Center of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, $85,000. For general operations to provide immigrants and refugees with literacy and citizenship education and support.

Independent School District 191, Burnsville, MN, $49,960. To support youth development and leadership activities for middle school youth in Burnsville and surrounding communities.

Juxtaposition Arts, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, $50,000. For general operations to provide workforce development training and employment opportunities in the creative career field to youth in Minneapolis.

Ka Joog Nonprofit Organization, Moorhead, MN, $55,000. For general operations to provide Somali-American youth with job skills development, internship placements, financial literacy, and career exploration.

Keystone Community Services, Saint Paul, MN, $100,000. For general operations to provide basic needs, youth, and senior services to individuals and families in Ramsey County.

Lakes Center For Youth and Families, Inc., Forest Lake, MN, $35,000. For general operations to promote mental health, chemical health, mentoring, and job training for youth in Forest Lake.

Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, $35,000. For general operations to increase community engagement strategies and build self-sufficiency in the Lao community.

Launch Ministry, Chaska, MN, $15,000. For general operations to provide a drop-in center, case management, mentorship, and housing support to homeless and in-crisis young adults in Carver and Scott Counties.

Lifetrack Resources, Inc., Saint Paul, MN, $50,000. To provide therapeutic preschool and home visiting services to families in Ramsey County.

Lyndale Neighborhood Association, Minneapolis, MN, $20,000. To provide English and digital literacy instruction to English language learners in south Minneapolis.

Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance, Minneapolis, MN, $75,000. To provide legal representation to Hennepin and Anoka county immigrant youth to improve their stability and well-being.

Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center, Minneapolis, MN, $100,000. For general operations to provide culturally grounded, multi-service programming for urban American Indians.

Missions Inc. Programs, Plymouth, MN, $20,000. For general operations to provide transitional housing recovery programs and a domestic violence program.

Mobile Hope, Corcoran, MN, $10,000. For general operations to provide on-site direct services and resources to residents of the mobile home communities in Hennepin County.

Neighborhood Development Alliance, Saint Paul, MN, $50,000. For general operations to build affordable housing and create family economic sustainability through education and guidance.

The Network for Better Futures, Minneapolis, MN, $150,000. For general operations to provide integrated-care for men coming out of incarceration.

The Open Door, Eagan, MN, $85,000. For general operations to end local hunger in Dakota County through access to healthy food.

People Serving People Charities, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, $65,000. For general operations to serve families facing homelessness.

Pillsbury United Communities, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, $100,000. For general operations to provide sustainable and equitable growth and development opportunities for communities in north and south Minneapolis.

Project for Pride in Living, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, $1,000,000 (program-related investment). To support the land acquisition for an affordable housing development.

Project for Pride in Living, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, $200,000. To provide low-income people with safe, quality, affordable housing; support services to create stability; and employment services that impart the skills necessary to get and keep a good job.

Quincy House, Mounds View, MN, $15,000. For general operations to provide afterschool educational and social activities to develop youth’s life skills, post-secondary plans, and community connections.

Reach for Resources, Inc., Minnetonka, MN, $35,000. To provide housing, employment, and self-sufficiency training for adults with developmental disabilities.

Reading Partners, Oakland, CA, $50,000. To provide one-on-one literacy support for low-income students at Minneapolis and St. Paul schools.

Regents of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, $75,000. For general operations to support team-based care for patients that face multiple barriers to health and well-being.

St. Croix Family Resource Center, Stillwater, MN, $60,000. For general operations to promote housing and food stability and address root causes of poverty in the Stillwater area.

St. Mary’s Health Clinics, Saint Paul, MN, $65,000. For general operations to support free, culturally and linguistically appropriate health care, education, and outreach to low-income, uninsured families and individuals.

Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce Charitable Foundation, Saint Paul, MN, $25,000. To provide case management for unsheltered homeless individuals in St. Paul and Ramsey County.

The Saint Paul Foundation, Saint Paul, MN, $10,000. For general operating support of the Heading Home MN Funders Collaborative to prevent and end homelessness in Minnesota.

St. Paul Neighborhood Network, Saint Paul, MN, $45,000. To build community assets and increase work-readiness skills through technology and digital training for people across the Twin Cities metro area.

St. Stephen’s Human Services, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, $80,000. For general operations to support single adults and families experiencing homelessness in finding and retaining safe, stable housing and returning to self-sufficiency.

Sexual Violence Center, Minneapolis, MN, $37,000. For general operations for supportive services for victims of sexual violence in Carver, Scott, and Hennepin Counties.

Southern Anoka Community Assistance, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, $44,000. For general operations to support basic needs for low-income households in Anoka County and conduct strategic planning to establish long-term organizational stability.

Southside Harm Reduction Services, Minneapolis, MN, $20,000. For general operations to support people who use drugs, which will improve health and safety outcomes and foster community building in the Twin Cities.

Summit Academy OIC, Minneapolis, MN, $250,300. To support a collaborative and community-led network to create opportunities for individuals of all ages for access, learning, and careers in the field of STEM, and prepare the talent of today, tomorrow, and the future.

Tree Trust, St Paul, MN, $70,000. For general operations to provide job readiness training, paid work experience, career navigation, and life skills training for young people.

Tubman, Minneapolis, MN, $60,000. To reduce homelessness for survivors of domestic violence and exploitation by helping survivors find and sustain safe, stable housing.

Two Rivers Community Land Trust, Woodbury, MN, $35,000. For general operations to create, preserve, and support affordable home ownership for low- and moderate-income households in Washington County.

United Family Practice Health Center dba United Family Medicine, Saint Paul, MN, $100,000. For general operations to provide primary, behavioral, and dental health care services for underserved individuals and families in Saint Paul.

University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN, $25,000. To provide comprehensive wrap-around services to ensure that low-income students of color are retained and persist to four-year college degree completion.

Valley Outreach, Stillwater, MN, $60,000. For general operations to provide food, clothing, and personalized supportive services to help move people forward in the Stillwater area.

Washburn Center for Children, Minneapolis, MN, $75,000. To support intensive early intervention for children aged 0-5 who experience trauma and are struggling with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges.

Wayside House, Inc., Saint Louis Park, MN, $60,000. To provide parenting and recovery support for women with Substance Use Disorder and their families.

White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf, White Bear Lake, MN, $45,000. For general operations to sustain the food shelf and grow mobile markets in the areas of the community that need fresh and healthy food.

Young Women’s Christian Association of St. Paul, Saint Paul, MN, $100,000. To provide support to people experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness in the Twin Cities.

YWCA of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN, $110,000. To provide Minneapolis students in grades K-12 with afterschool and summer programs that prepare youth to be learners, leaders, and creators of change.

Southeastern Minnesota

Bluff Country Family Resources, Inc., Hokah, MN, $40,000. For general operations to provide services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Houston County.

City of Byron, Byron, MN, $75,000. For the construction of an inclusive playground.

Independent School District 535, Rochester, MN, $62,419. To provide case management to high school youth experiencing homelessness in order for them to gain stability in their lives and succeed in their education.

NAMI Southeast Minnesota, Rochester, MN, $37,000. For general operations to provide education, support, and advocacy to individuals and families struggling with mental illness in southeastern Minnesota.

PossAbilities of Southern Minnesota, Inc., Rochester, MN, $75,000. For general operations to provide employment, recreation, and community integration opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Project Legacy, Rochester, MN, $25,000. For general operations to mentor and support youth and young adults of color in their journey out of poverty, incarceration, and addiction toward vibrant futures.

Rochester Area Foundation, Rochester, MN, $75,000. To support the Cradle-to-Career coalition in building a collective impact model that addresses education and employment disparities in the Rochester area.

Ruth’s House of Hope, Inc., Faribault, MN, $58,036. For general operations and technology upgrades to provide safe shelter, food and basic needs, and supportive services to women and children experiencing homelessness due to domestic violence.

Somalia Rebuild Organization, Rochester, MN, $10,000. To provide afterschool homework help and enrichment activities to keep Somali-American youth engaged, active, and thriving in and out of school.

Southeastern Minnesota Private Industry Council, Inc. dba Workforce Development, Inc., Rochester, MN, $100,000. To provide academic support and navigation for disadvantaged populations to enter and/or move up in career pathways.

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, Owatonna, MN, $50,000. To build and connect agricultural business assets to ensure community viability in southern Minnesota.

Steele County Transitional Housing, Inc., Owatonna, MN, $50,000. For general operations to provide rent subsidies and case management for homeless families and individuals fleeing domestic violence in Steele County.

Winona Community Foundation, Inc., Winona, MN, $25,000. To create local resilience and support among nonprofit organizations in Winona.

Wisconsin

City of Ashland, Ashland, WI, $5,532. To assist the department with the purchase of equipment critical to the safety of its firefighting unit.

Assistance & Resource Center, Inc., River Falls, WI, $7,000. To provide short-term financial assistance to residents of River Falls, Wisconsin, to meet their basic needs.

Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley, Inc., Eau Claire, WI, $50,000. For general operations to support after-school and summer programs for children in Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Menomonie, and Black River Falls, Wisconsin.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse Inc., La Crosse, WI, $25,000. To enhance the physical health, nutrition, and social-emotional development of youth attending the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse.

The Brick Ministries, Inc., Ashland, WI, $50,000. For general operations to provide short-term assistance to economically disadvantaged individuals in Ashland and Bayfield counties.

Center for Independent Living for Western Wisconsin, Inc., Menomonie, WI, $60,000. To provide transportation services to persons with disabilities, the elderly, and low-income individuals who experience barriers to transportation.

Children’s Service Society of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI, $60,000. To support a home visiting program serving at-risk families in the Eau Claire area.

Chippewa Valley Health Clinic, Inc. dba Chippewa Valley Free Clinic, Eau Claire, WI, $85,000. For general operations and capital support of a clinic that provides comprehensive health care to low-income, uninsured, or under-insured adults.

Couleecap, Inc., Westby, WI, $105,000. To support programs that serve low-income and homeless individuals in La Crosse County.

Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship, Medford, WI, $70,000. For general operations to sustain and grow the mentoring network and education opportunities for new dairy farmers in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

Family & Children’s Center, La Crosse, WI, $10,000. To support a program that matches homeless or displaced youth with host homes, allowing them to live, attend school, and work in the community.

Hunger Task Force of La Crosse, Inc., La Crosse, WI, $70,000. For general operations to provide community garden and food banking services, distributing to food pantries and meal sites in southeastern Wisconsin.

L.E. Phillips Career Development Center, Eau Claire, WI, $45,000. To provide services and resources for individuals facing homelessness or crisis in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.

Neighbor for Neighbor, Tomah, WI, $25,000. For capital support to enhance effective and efficient provision of food to economically challenged individuals and families.

Operation HELP, Inc., Hudson, WI, $45,000. For general operations to provide basic needs services to low-income individuals in St. Croix County.

River Falls Community Food Pantry, River Falls, WI, $135,000. For capital support and general operations to provide food to economically disadvantaged individuals and families in River Falls.

The Salvation Army, New Richmond, WI, $60,000. For general operations to serve homeless individuals and families in St. Croix, Burnett and Polk counties.

Turningpoint for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence, Inc., River Falls, WI, $70,000. For general operations to serve victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Pierce and St. Croix Counties of Wisconsin.

West Central Wisconsin Community Action Agency, Inc., Glenwood City, WI, $119,900. To support programs that improve the quality of life of and increase self-sufficiency for low-income households in west-central Wisconsin.

Western Dairyland Economic Opportunity Council, Inc., Independence, WI, $60,000. To support Chippewa Fresh Start YouthBuild, a program that builds employment and educational skills for at-risk youth and young adults.

Minnesota Statewide

All Parks Alliance for Change, Saint Paul, MN, $30,000. To provide education, training, and technical assistance to stabilize and preserve manufactured home parks in Minnesota.

Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, $25,000. To increase the capacity of community members to advocate for programs, policies, and infrastructure that support safe, active, and bicycle-friendly transportation.

Children’s Home Society of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, $75,000. To help youth and children living in foster care achieve stability through adoption and other permanency options.

Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, $15,000. To assist those with epilepsy in obtaining and sustaining employment and increase awareness regarding employing those with disabilities.

First Children’s Finance, Minneapolis, MN, $250,000. To increase the supply of quality and affordable childcare through training and access to financial capital.

Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valley, Inc., Saint Paul, MN, $175,000. To increase access to Girl Scouts for underserved girls in the Twin Cities through the ConnectZ and Mentor Troops program.

JustUs Health, Saint Paul, MN, $50,000. For general operations to provide prevention, empowerment, and advocacy for those living with HIV, those at highest risk of HIV, and LGBTQ community members in Minnesota.

Metro-Wide Engagement on Shelter and Housing, Minneapolis, MN, $100,000. For general operations to support technical assistance and capacity building work with communities, government, and nonprofits working on homelessness throughout Minnesota.

Minnesota Literacy Council, Saint Paul, MN, $195,000. For general operations to strengthen organizations and programs that build literacy skills for children, adults, and families across Minnesota.

NAMI Minnesota, St Paul, MN, $45,000. To increase the capacity among local affiliates in greater Minnesota.

Native Governance Center, Saint Paul, MN, $37,500. To support Native American Tribes in Minnesota and North Dakota in improving governance.

Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless, Minneapolis, MN, $75,000. For general operations to increase the capacity of basic needs agencies to address homelessness and food insecurity in Greater Minnesota.

Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, $30,000. For general operations to empower parents and communities to build supportive relationships, nurture children, and prevent child abuse and neglect.

Ronald McDonald House of Rochester MN, Rochester, MN, $125,000. For general operations support to provide a home away from home for families seeking medical treatment for their critically ill children.

Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, $50,000. For general operations to support sustainable farming practices and rural economic vitality.

Volunteer Lawyers Network, Minneapolis, MN, $65,000. For general operations to provide free legal education and services to low-income Minnesotans.

Wilderness Inquiry, Minneapolis, MN, $50,000. For general operations to support inclusive outdoor experiences that transform individuals, foster work skills, and build healthy communities.

North Dakota Statewide

High Plains Fair Housing Center, Inc., Grand Forks, ND, $40,000. For general operations to eliminate housing discrimination and ensure equal housing opportunities.

North Dakota Women’s Network, Bismarck, ND, $15,000. To provide education, support, and opportunities to increase civic engagement of women and girls in North Dakota.