Otto Bremer Trust awards 190 grants and program-related investments totaling $11.4 million
Contact: David Hakensen, H Co., 612-840-4592
SAINT PAUL, March 23, 2021 — The Otto Bremer Trust has awarded $11,473,300 in grants and program-related investments to 190 organizations in Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, and Wisconsin, as part of its most recent grantmaking cycle.
“Organizations throughout the region continue to feel the impact of the pandemic, making their needs that much more critical,” said Daniel Reardon, Co-CEO and Trustee, Otto Bremer Trust. “We are inspired by their resilience during these challenging times.”
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. Created in 1944 by Otto Bremer, it is today one of the nation’s largest philanthropic organizations and is committed to supporting a better quality of life for residents of Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. OBT is the majority owner of Bremer Financial Corporation, a regional financial services company; manages a diversified investment portfolio; and operates Community Benefit Financial Company, a financial resources subsidiary. Since its founding, OBT has invested more than $841 million in people, places, and opportunities in the Upper Midwest.
A complete list of grants and program-related investments by region and state is included below.
Western North Dakota
Abused Adult Resource Center, Bismarck, ND, $175,000. To provide safe shelter and crisis care for survivors of abuse and their children in south-central North Dakota and to develop a plan to improve donations and revenues at their thrift store.
Cankdeska Cikana Community College, Fort Totten, ND, $100,000. For general operations to expand higher education opportunities and academic support for the residents of the Spirit Lake Dakota reservation.
Custer Health, Mandan, ND, $60,000. To provide supportive services to individuals struggling with substance abuse and addiction and decrease the spread of infectious disease.
Heartview Foundation, Bismarck, ND, $85,000. To provide comprehensive and effective substance use disorder treatment across North Dakota.
Missouri Slope Areawide United Way, Bismarck, ND, $325,000. For general operations to provide emergency overnight shelter and capital support for the shelter facility expansion.
The Consensus Council, Inc., Bismarck, ND, $50,000. For general operations to provide conflict resolution and facilitate policy development to reduce poverty.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Bismarck, Bismarck, ND, $150,000. To sustain and expand access to oral health care for underserved children aged 0-21 in western North Dakota.
Red River Region
CCRI, Inc., Moorhead, MN, $60,000. To provide mental health and in-home family support to people with disabilities in Clay County.
Community Health Service Inc., Moorhead, MN, $100,000. For general operations to improve awareness of and targeted access to affordable healthcare for low-income individuals
Community Violence Intervention Center, Inc., Grand Forks, ND, $175,000. For general operations to provide comprehensive services to domestic violence survivors in the Grand Forks area.
Essentia Health Foundation, Fargo, ND, $30,000. To reduce patient anesthesia rates and improve the MRI experience for patients at Essentia Health-Fargo.
Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation, Fargo, ND, $28,350. To provide basic needs supports such as food, hygiene products, medical supplies, and other items as needed for low-income students in Fargo Public Schools.
Furniture Mission of the Red River Valley, Fargo, ND, $15,000. To provide free gently-used furniture to individuals and families in need following a disaster or other significant life change in the Fargo-Moorhead area.
Lidgerwood Progressive Development Corporation, Lidgerwood, ND, $50,000. To build and equip a new grocery store in the city of Lidgerwood, North Dakota.
North Dakota Autism Center, Inc., West Fargo, ND, $83,000. To support programming for children with autism and the continuation of building an autism-friendly community in the West Fargo, Fargo, and Moorhead area.
North Dakota State College of Science Foundation, Wahpeton, ND, $90,000. To provide job skills training and registered apprenticeship options to New Americans in southeastern North Dakota.
North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, $75,000. To provide quality data, tools, and information to organizations in North Dakota.
Presentation Partners in Housing, Fargo, ND, $95,000. For general operations to support people at risk of or experiencing homelessness and end homelessness in the Fargo-Moorhead metro area.
Red River Children’s Advocacy Center, Fargo, ND, $75,000. For general opeartions to provide access to mental health and case management services for victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse, domestic violence, neglect, and exploitation throughout the Red River Valley.
Central and Northern Minnesota
Boys & Girls Club of the Bemidji Area, Bemidji, MN, $60,000. For general operations to support youth development through out-of-school-time programming.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Leech Lake Area, Inc., Cass Lake, MN, $75,000. For general operations to provide safe and supportive youth development programs in the Leech Lake area.
Central Minnesota Sexual Assault Center, Saint Cloud, MN, $55,000. To provide trauma-informed services for survivors of sexual violence in central Minnesota.
Churches United in Ministry (CHUM), Duluth, MN, $60,000. For general operations to provide access to housing, healthcare, and other services that stabilize lives for persons experiencing homelessness.
Community Action Duluth, Duluth, MN, $25,829. To provide free, volunteer-powered income tax filing assistance to low-to-moderate income people.
Ely Community Health Center, Ely, MN, $11,000. To provide expanded medical health care access in and around Ely, Minnesota.
First Witness Child Advocacy Center, Duluth, MN, $50,000. To support the children and families who have been affected by abuse.
Friends Against Abuse, International Falls, MN, $75,000. For general operations to provide services to victims of crime in International Falls, Minnesota.
Indian Child Welfare Law Center, Minneapolis, MN, $45,000. To provide culturally relevant direct legal services and systematic advocacy for Indian families affected by county and tribal child protection systems in northern Minnesota.
Lakes Area Restorative Justice Project, Brainerd, MN, $30,000. For general operations to provide restorative justice services for juvenile offenders, their families, and the community in Crow Wing County.
Life House, Inc., Duluth, MN, $60,000. For general operations to provide homeless and at-risk youth with comprehensive supportive services.
North St. Louis County Habitat for Humanity, Virginia, MN, $25,000. For general operations to assist Iron Range families with building and maintaining affordable housing.
Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, Grand Marais, MN, $25,000. To provide comprehensive dental care for low-income children, young adults, and pregnant women in Cook County, Minnesota, and the Grand Portage Reservation.
Serve Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, $65,000. To support direct literacy support through a Total Learning Classroom model at Madison Elementary in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
Sexual Assault Services, Inc., Brainerd, MN, $70,000. For general operations to provide support services for survivors of sexual assault and increase sexual violence prevention education and awareness in Crow Wing County.
Terebinth Refuge, Waite Park, MN, $50,000. To provide emergency shelter, transitional housing, and holistic supportive services to sexually exploited and trafficked women and their small children in Central Minnesota.
Volunteers of America, Inc., Edina, MN, $58,000. To provide affordable and supportive housing to promote stability for families experiencing homelessness.
Western and South-Central Minnesota
ISAIAH, Saint Paul, MN, $25,000. To bring people from different faiths together to address issues in central and southwestern Minnesota.
Kinship of the Perham Area, Perham, MN, $20,000. For general operations to provide mentoring relationships for youth in east Ottertail County.
Litchfield Area Mentorship Program – Kinship, Litchfield, MN, $20,000. For general operations to provide community and school-based youth mentoring programs in Meeker County.
Little Lakers Child Care Center, Lake Crystal, MN, $45,000. To assist with renovation and start-up costs to create a child care center in Lake Crystal, Minnesota.
Minnesota Children’s Alliance, Roseville, MN, $50,000. To provide services to child victims of crimes and to implement trauma-informed programs within the area schools in southwest Minnesota.
Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging, Inc., Mankato, MN, $25,000. To help older adults prevent falls and effectively self-manage chronic health conditions in southwest Minnesota.
New Life Treatment Center, Woodstock, MN, $18,750. To purchase a backup power generator to ensure continuous operations at a residential treatment facility for chemical dependence in southwest Minnesota.
Rewind, Inc., Perham, MN, $50,000. To support renovations of the chemical dependency residential treatment facilities in Perham, Minnesota.
Southern Minnesota Crisis Nursery, New Ulm, MN, $35,000. To provide emergency support to families and emergency shelter for children in south-central Minnesota.
Southwest Initiative Foundation, Hutchinson, MN, $50,000. For the development and piloting of an Employer Resource Network to address workforce retention through employee support and training.
West Central Area School Agriculture Boosters, Kensington, MN, $40,000. To construct a greenhouse for students to learn sustainable plant production and to provide produce to local programs that address food insecurity.
West Central Dental Resources, Inc., Alexandria, MN, $100,000. For the construction of a new dental clinic to provide access and dental-home for low-income individuals in Pipestone County.
Willmar Public Schools, #347, Willmar, MN, $40,000. To connect low-income and at-risk children and families to resources in the public schools and broader Willmar community.
Twin Cities Metropolitan Area
360 Communities, Burnsville, MN, $65,000. For general operations to provide basic needs and to promote stability and self-reliance for low-income and at-risk residents of Dakota County.
Al-Maa’uun, Minneapolis, MN, $35,000. For general operations to provide food programs, employment services, and housing programs.
Aliveness Project, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, $40,000. For general operations to provide community support and direct services to people living with HIV.
All Square, Minneapolis, MN, $25,000. For general operations to provide training and support to formerly incarcerated people to launch businesses and launch sustainable careers.
AMAZE, Saint Paul, MN, $20,000. For general operations to create and deliver anti-bias curriculum, training, and consultation for schools, communities, and organizations serving diverse youth.
Appetite for Change, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, $50,000. For general operations to build health, wealth, and social change in north Minneapolis.
Ascension Catholic School, Minneapolis, MN, $30,000. To provide full days of educational programming for youth during critical summer months.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities, Saint Paul, MN, $80,000. For general operations to provide mentoring and enrichment so Twin Cities youth can reach their full potentials.
Blake School, Hopkins, MN, $25,000. To support LearningWorks, which provides academic and enrichment programming to a diverse group of students and aspiring teachers.
Clare Housing, Minneapolis, MN, $105,000. For general operations to improve housing stability and health outcomes for people living with HIV by providing direct supportive services and strengthening donor engagement.
Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County, Saint Louis Park, MN, $70,000. To provide assistance to families and individuals who are moving from homelessness or crisis to stable housing.
Community Emergency Assistance Programs, Inc., Brooklyn Center, MN, $90,000. For general operations to provide wrap-around basic needs services for low-income households.
CROSS Christians Reaching Out In Social Service, Rogers, MN, $25,000. For general operations to provide basic needs and wraparound support to residents in the western suburbs of Twin Cities.
Dakota Child and Family Clinic, Burnsville, MN, $83,000. To provide health care access to low-income and underserved residents of Dakota County and surrounding communities.
DinoMights, Minneapolis, MN, $25,000. For general operations to build social, emotional, and academic learning for low-income urban youth.
Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, $30,000. For general operations to increase career path employment opportunities and independent living skills for people with Down Syndrome.
Dream of Wild Health, Minneapolis, MN, $50,000. For general operations to expand opportunities for Native youth leadership and culturally responsive education, while increasing food access and economic opportunities for the Twin Cities’ Native community.
Family Tree, Inc., Saint Paul, MN, $65,000. To provide accessible sexual health care and education to communities experiencing the greatest health inequities.
FamilyWise Services, Minneapolis, MN, $95,000. For general operations to strengthen children and families and improve family economic stability.
Good in the Hood, Minneapolis, MN, $40,000. For general operations to provide access to food, health and wellness services, volunteer opportunities, and other community and kindness-based programs.
Hearts and Hammers – Twin Cities, Inc., Saint 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
Hugo Good Neighbors Food Shelf, Hugo, MN, $15,000. To provide emergency food to families or individuals in the 55038 zip code.
Jewish Community Action, Saint Paul, MN, $30,000. To prevent the displacement of vulnerable tenants and increase the supply of affordable housing in suburban Hennepin County, St Paul, and Dakota County.
Juxtaposition Arts, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, $50,000. For general operations to provide workforce development training and jobs for youth to increase access to higher education, creative careers, and leadership opportunities in the community.
Ka Joog Nonprofit Organization, Minneapolis, MN, $55,000. For general operations to provide Somali-American youth with job skills development, internship placement, 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.
Land Bank Twin Cities, Inc., Saint Anthony, MN, $100,000. For general operations to seek out, capture and preserve real estate opportunities for equitable development for BIPOC and low-income communities.
Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, $40,000. For general operations to increase community engagement strategies and build self-sufficiency in the Lao community.
Lifetrack Resources, Inc., Saint Paul, MN, $50,000. To provide therapeutic preschool, intervention support and home visiting services to children and families in Ramsey County.
Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Saint Paul, MN, $30,000. To support Financial Opportunity Centers, participant-centered integrated employment services, training, financial coaching, and income supports in the Twin Cities.
Lyndale Neighborhood Association, Minneapolis, MN, $40,000. To provide English and digital literacy instruction to English language learners in south Minneapolis.
Metro Meals on Wheels, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, $100,000. For general operations to provide seniors with daily home meal delivery throughout the Twin Cities.
Metropolitan State University Foundation, Saint Paul, MN, $104,000. To complete the construction of the GROW-IT Center urban agricultural space for the university and East Side residents.
Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance, Minneapolis, MN, $100,000. To assist immigrant youth in gaining safety security as they attain essential rights to work, access health care and pursue education through addressing legal issues.
Minnesota African Women’s Association, Brooklyn Center, MN, $15,000. For general operations to provide individualized support and group activities for Pan-African women and girls to achieve economic self-sufficiency.
Mobile Hope, Corcoran, MN, $10,000. For general operations to provide on-site supportive services and connection to resources for residents of mobile home communities.
Muslim American Society of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, $10,000. To provide food relief to people in Blaine, St. Paul, Rosemount, and Inver Grove Heights.
Native American Community Clinic, Minneapolis, MN, $250,000 (program-related investment). To increase NACC’s capacity to serve more patients by providing infrastructure expansions.
Neighborhood House, Saint Paul, MN, $100,000. To assist culturally diverse St. Paul families in meeting their basic needs and gaining life skills to achieve long-term stability.
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.
Opportunity Partners, Inc., Minnetonka, MN, $75,000. To provide essential services to enable people with disabilities to choose the housing that meets their needs and supports their independent-living goals.
Plymouth Christian Youth Center, Minneapolis, MN, $60,000. For general operations to provide at-risk youth with skills and supportive services.
Rabata, Arden Hills, MN, $40,000. To provide support and development opportunities for Muslim women.
Reach for Resources, Inc., Minnetonka, MN, $30,000. To provide housing, employment and individualized support to enable adults with developmental disabilities to live independently in the community.
Reading Partners, Oakland, CA, $50,000. To provide one-on-one literacy tutoring to low-income students through distance tutoring programs and family engagement support.
Regents of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, $75,000. To support Community – University Health Care Center, which advances culturally responsive clinical care for patients that face multiple barriers to health and well-being.
St. Marys Health Clinics, Saint Paul, MN, $80,000. For general operations to provide medical care, public health outreach, and health education to people without access to insurance.
Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce Charitable Foundation, Saint Paul, MN, $150,000. To provide case management for people living without shelter in St. Paul.
St. Paul Youth Services, Inc., St. Paul, MN, $75,000. For general operations to provide intervention and prevention programs for St. Paul youth and to provide youth-centered training for nonprofit and public agencies.
Southern Anoka Community Assistance, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, $40,000. For general operations to support basic needs for families, seniors, and people experiencing homelessness in Anoka County.
Southside Harm Reduction Services, Minneapolis, MN, $60,000. For general operations to support people who use drugs, which will improve health and safety outcomes and foster community building in the Twin Cities.
Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, $54,000. For general operations to support sustainable farming practices and rural economic vitality.
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Inc., Saint Paul, MN, $200,000. To address racial gaps in homeownership rates through outreach, coaching and post-purchase support.
Twin Cities Rise!, Minneapolis, MN, $100,000. For general operations to provide job skills training for individuals with barriers to long-term employment and stability.
Union Gospel Mission Association of St. Paul, Saint Paul, MN, $75,000. To provide wraparound services for people experiencing homelessness to improve their mental health and self-sufficiency.
United Family Practice Health Center dba United Family Medicine, Saint Paul, MN, $160,000. For general operations to provide integrated primary, behavioral, and dental health care services for underserved individuals and families in Saint Paul.
Vision Loss Resources, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, $25,000. For general operations to support independent-living skills services and training, emotional support, and community-building among people with vision loss.
Washburn Center for Children, Minneapolis, MN, $125,000. To provide mental health care to under and uninsured children and expand services to ensure more children have access to mental health support.
Wayside House, Inc., Saint Louis Park, MN, $65,000. To provide comprehensive recovery services and parenting support for women with substance use disorders and their families.
White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf, White Bear Lake, MN, $45,000. For general operations to provide healthy food to families and seniors in White Bear Lake.
Young Men’s Christian Association of the Greater Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN, $65,000. To provide on-site programs for youth and families in affordable housing communities to increase academic success, access to enrichment opportunities, and enhance well-being.
Bethlehem Inn of Waseca, Waseca, MN, $20,000. For general operations to provide short-term housing to homeless women and children in the Waseca County, Minnesota area.
Boys & Girls Club of Rochester, Rochester, MN, $100,000. For general operations to provide academic and youth development programs in Rochester, Minnesota.
Child Care Resource Families First of Minnesota, Rochester, MN, $50,000. To support the Family Circle Learning Center to increase quality child care in southeastern Minnesota.
Hispanic Advocacy and Community Empowerment through Research, Minneapolis, MN, $20,000. To support the Creando Ando program to increase the number of small businesses in southeastern Minnesota.
NAMI Southeast Minnesota, Rochester, MN, $50,000. For general operations to provide education, support and advocacy to individuals and families struggling with mental illness and to support the Southeast Regional Crisis Center.
Project Legacy, Rochester, MN, $30,000. For general operations to support for youth and young adults experiencing poverty, trauma, and homelessness.
Ruth’s House of Hope, Inc., Faribault, MN, $50,000. For general operations to provide safe shelter, food, basic needs, and supportive services to women and children experiencing homelessness and domestic violence.
Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, Owatonna, MN, $30,000. To build and connect agricultural business assets to ensure community viability in southern Minnesota.
Steele County Transitional Housing, Inc., Owatonna, MN, $60,000. For general operations to provide housing and case management for homeless adults and youth in Steele County.
United Way of Olmsted County, Inc., Rochester, MN, $39,000. To support the Culturally Powered Communities Initiative.
American National Red Cross, Minneapolis, MN, $125,000. For disaster-recovery efforts in Minnesota and to provide support for members of the armed forces.
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.
Council on American-Islamic Relations, Minnesota (CAIR-MN), Minneapolis, MN, $60,000. For general operations to empower the Minnesota Muslim community through civic engagement and trainings.
Council on Foundations, Arlington, VA, $25,000. For annual membership to strengthen, expand and enhance the vitality of our communities.
Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valley, Inc., Saint Paul, MN, $175,000. To increase access to Girl Scouts’ leadership program for underserved girls in the Twin Cities and southern Minnesota.
Hunger Impact Partners, Minneapolis, MN, $65,000. For general operations to leverage four high-impact federal nutrition programs to provide meals to children with food insecurity.
Literacy Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, $200,000. For general operations to strengthen organizations and programs that build literacy skills for children, adults, and families across Minnesota.
MacPhail Center for Music, Minneapolis, MN, $100,000. To expand and enhance music education opportunities for pre-K through 12th grade students via innovative and cost-effective live online learning experiences.
Men As Peacemakers, Duluth, MN, $50,000. For general operations to build safe communities that promote gender equity, repair harm, and prevent violence against women and children.
Minnesota Education Equity Partnership, Inc., Saint Paul, MN, $60,000. For general operations to transform systems, structures, and public narratives to advance equity and excellence in education.
Mission Investors Exchange, Washington, DC, $7,500. For membership renewal of this organization that helps foundations maximize impact in their communities.
Native Governance Center, Saint Paul, MN, $50,000. To strengthen Native nations’ self-sufficiency by empowering effective tribal leadership.
The Saint Paul Foundation, Saint Paul, MN, $25,000. To promote systems improvements in Minnesota’s emergency housing sector, leading to the elimination of homelessness.
Violence Free Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, $75,000. For general operations of a statewide anchor organization for domestic violence and sexual abuse programs as they address emerging issues in housing and public safety.
Wilderness Inquiry, Minneapolis, MN, $55,000. For general operations to support inclusive outdoor experiences that transform individuals, foster work skills, and build healthy communities.
American Red Cross of Montana, Great Falls, MT, $100,000. For critical infrastructure biomedical equipment used for testing, processing, and storing lifesaving blood in Montana.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Big Sky Country, Bozeman, MT, $60,000. For general operations to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships for youth in southwest Montana.
Boys & Girls Club of Richland County Montana, Sidney, MT, $50,000. For general operations to provide youth development opportunities in the areas of academic success, healthy lifestyles, and good character to young people in eastern Montana.
Bridgercare, Bozeman, MT, $50,000. For general operations to provide reproductive and sexual healthcare and education in south central Montana.
Community Food and Agriculture Coalition, Missoula, MT, $60,000. For general operations to increase statewide food access through direct farm-to-individuals systems, and to support beginning farmers and ranchers.
Family Service, Inc., Billings, MT, $40,000. For general operations to provide emergency food, housing, and utilities assistance.
Garden City Harvest, Missoula, MT, $50,000. For general operations to reduce food insecurity through growing and improving access to local, affordable, and nutritious produce.
Habitat for Humanity of Flathead Valley, Kalispell, MT, $20,000. For general operations to address affordable long-term housing needs for families of moderate to low-income in the Flathead Valley region in Montana.
Haven, Bozeman, MT, $100,000. For general operations to provide comprehensive support to survivors of domestic violence; and to support shelter expansion in Bozeman, Montana.
Missoula Interfaith Collaborative, Missoula, MT, $30,000. For general operations to address basic needs, housing, and employment through direct service and collective-impact approaches.
Montana Budget and Policy Center, Helena, MT, $30,000. To improve the health and well-being of children in Montana and North Dakota through the collection, analysis, and distribution of quality data and information.
Montana Child Care Resource & Referral Network, Lolo, MT, $20,000. For general operations to support child care businesses and improve families’ access to high-quality child care.
Montana FFA Foundation Incorporated, Bozeman, MT, $25,000. To enhance students’ leadership development and career success by providing direct financial support and technical assistance to local FFA chapters across Montana.
Montana Food Bank Network, Missoula, MT, $90,000. For general operations to address hunger and food insecurity through the recovery, acquisition, and distribution of food to programs throughout the state of Montana.
Montana Nonprofit Association, Helena, MT, $100,000. To expand nonprofit capacity building resources and programs across Montana.
Montana State University Alumni Foundation, Bozeman, MT, $50,000. To provide multidisciplinary health screenings, education, preventative treatment, specialty referral, and case management for children on two American Indian Reservations in Montana.
Montana Wilderness School, Bozeman, MT, $20,000. To support the Youth Wilderness Program, which provides outdoor backcountry experiences to youth in Montana.
Northern Plains Resource Council, Billings, MT, $20,000. To build economic resilience, improve soil health, and foster partnerships through regenerative agriculture in Montana.
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes, Vancouver, WA, $15,000. To provide sports and physical activities that improve the wellbeing and overall quality of life for individuals who are blind and visually impaired in Montana.
Reach, Inc., Bozeman, MT, $40,000. For general operations to provide residential, vocational, and transportation services for adults with developmental disabilities.
Roundup Memorial Hospital Association, Roundup, MT, $75,000. To support the purchase of a digital radiography x-ray machine for Roundup, Montana’s critical access hospital.
Rural Dynamics, Inc., Great Falls, MT, $40,000. For general operations to support household financial security and economic opportunities in Montana.
Sanders County Community Development, Thompson Falls, MT, $10,000. For general operations to support economic development through business expansion, technical assistance, workforce training, and regional promotion in western Montana.
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs, Calabasas, CA, $20,000. For Soft Landing Missoula to provide refugees with basic needs and resettlement support services in Missoula, Montana.
Tamarack Grief Resource Center (TGRC), Missoula, MT, $65,000. For general operations to provide therapeutic grief support, education, and counseling for youth and adults across Montana.
World Language Initiative – MT, Bozeman, MT, $30,000. To launch the BELLA program to support Bozeman area ESL youth with tutoring, enrichment programs, and mentoring.
Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch Foundation, Inc., Billings, MT, $25,000. To support the expansion of ten additional psychiatric residential treatment beds for youth in Montana.
Young Women’s Christian Association of Billings, Billings, MT, $50,000. For general operations and capital to provide emergency shelter, affordable housing, and wrap-around services to women and children who are victims of domestic and sexual violence in eastern Montana.
ABC for Health, Inc., Madison, WI, $75,000. For general operations to provide health benefits counseling, legal services, and training to help families in western Wisconsin obtain and maintain healthcare coverage.
Affordable Dental Care, Inc., Madison, WI, $23,354. To purchase dental equipment to increase access to dental services for patients of low-income in southern Wisconsin.
AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, Inc., Milwaukee, WI, $100,000. To provide comprehensive services to individuals in Wisconsin living with or at risk of acquiring HIV.
Assistance & Resource Center, Inc., River Falls, WI, $8,000. To provide short-term financial assistance to residents of River Falls, Wisconsin, to meet their basic needs.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the 7 Rivers Region, La Crosse, WI, $45,000. For general operations to offer mentoring programs to at-risk youth in southwestern Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota.
Burnett County Family Resource Center, Inc., Siren, WI, $35,000. For general operations to provide early childhood programs to families.
Chippewa Valley Health Clinic, Inc. dba Chippewa Valley Free Clinic, Eau Claire, WI, $45,000. For general operations to provide comprehensive health care to under-insured and uninsured low-income adults.
Cia Siab, Inc., La Crosse, WI, $45,000. For general operations to support basic needs and wraparound support for Hmoob youth and elders in La Crosse County, Wisconsin.
Community Referral Agency, Inc., Milltown, WI, $40,000. For general operations to provide emergency shelter and advocacy services for individuals experiencing domestic violence and sexual assault.
Faith In Action Washburn County, Spooner, WI, $5,000. For general operations to serve senior citizens to live independently in their own homes.
Family & Children’s Center, La Crosse, WI, $50,000. To support home visitation programming to prevent child abuse and neglect in families with high-risk factors.
Foundations Health & Wholeness Inc., Green Bay, WI, $37,500. To embed mental health therapists in the community to address mental health needs for low-income older adults and adults with disabilities in Brown County, Wisconsin.
Good Fight Community Center Inc, La Crosse, WI, $20,000. For general operations to serve at-risk youth in the La Crosse, Wisconsin, area.
Greater Milwaukee Committee for Community Development, Milwaukee, WI, $40,000. To lead strategic collaborations that attract, develop, and retain young professionals in Greater Milwaukee.
Jackson County Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers, Inc., Black River Falls, WI, $20,000. For general operations to assist individuals who are health impaired or have disabilities to live more active, independent lives.
Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Inc., Milwaukee, WI, $50,000. For general operations to provide financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness programming for K-12 students in Wisconsin.
Larsen Family Public Library, Webster, WI, $7,017. For general operations to increase access to a community resource.
LE Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire, WI, $150,000. To expand the library building to enhance early literacy, accessibility and inclusivity, and lifelong learning.
Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, Inc., West Allis, WI, $40,000. To provide supportive services to adults in Eau Claire dealing with chronic, persistent mental health issues and homelessness.
Marshfield Clinic Health System Foundation, Marshfield, WI, $100,000. To address mental healthcare in rural western Wisconsin communities by providing resources to patients who are at risk for suicide or self-harm.
Middleton Outreach Ministry, Middleton, WI, $75,000. For general operations to support individuals and households of low-income with basic needs and programming to become self-sufficient.
New Horizons Shelter and Outreach Centers, Inc., La Crosse, WI, $40,000. To provide culturally sensitive services and support individuals experiencing domestic abuse.
College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN, $100,000. To provide training and certification opportunities for rural Wisconsin health care professionals.
The Salvation Army Waukesha, WI, Waukesha, WI, $50,000. For general operations to provide basic needs and assistance programs to individuals and families of low-income in Waukesha County, Wisconsin.
United Way of Dunn County, Menomonie, WI, $85,000. To provide basic needs and resources to individuals with low incomes or who are facing crisis situations and to purchase equipment for its new office.
Ventures Unlimited, Inc., Shell Lake, WI, $20,000. To support capital improvements to provide vocational development services for individuals with disabilities.
Wisconsin Literacy, Inc., Madison, WI, $125,000. For general operations to provide support to statewide literacy partners serving adults and families with limited to low literacy.
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