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Otto Bremer Trust awards 210 grants totaling $12.1 million

SAINT PAUL, June 30, 2021 — The Otto Bremer Trust has awarded $12,125,516 in grants as part of its most recent grantmaking cycle.

“As communities continue to feel the impact of the pandemic and economic uncertainty, these organizations are supporting basic needs, education and training, economic self-sufficiency, and other programs directed at helping the recovery,” said Brian Lipschultz, Co-CEO and Trustee, Otto Bremer Trust.

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.

Montana

ASPEN – Abuse Support & Prevention Education Network, Livingston, MT, $45,000. For general operations to provide direct services, emergency shelter, crisis intervention, advocacy, and education to domestic and sexual assault victims and survivors.

Big Brothers Big Sisters NW Montana, Kalispell, MT, $30,000. For general operations to support youth through facilitated, one-to-one mentoring in northwest Montana.

Big Sky Youth Empowerment Project, Inc., Bozeman, MT, $25,000. For general operations to provide youth development, mentoring, and tutoring to youth in south-central Montana.

Code Girls United, Kalispell, MT, $20,000. For general operations to provide opportunities for girls in Montana to learn computer science, coding, and business.

Community Leadership & Development, Inc, Billings, MT, $200,000. To build affordable housing units for low-income seniors and those with mobility challenges in Billings, Montana.

Eastern Montana CASA GAL Inc, Miles City, MT, $25,000. For general operations to provide judicial advocacy for children experiencing abuse and neglect in eastern Montana.

First Nations Development Institute, Longmont, CO, $109,576. To provide technical assistance and implement community economic improvement strategies to two Native communities in Montana.

Intertribal Agriculture Council, Billings, MT, $50,000. For the Native Food Connection program to distribute culturally appropriate food to Native Nations in Montana.

Montana Legal Services Association, Helena, MT, $81,041. For the expansion of medical-legal partnerships to provide legal aid to low-income Montanans experiencing housing issues, domestic violence, issues with public benefits, and other civil litigation.

The Montana Racial Equity Project, Bozeman, MT, $65,000. For general operations to provide training and advocacy for equity and justice in Montana.

Trust for Montana Libraries, Helena, MT, $10,000. For general operations to provide scalable, statewide, library, and information services for all Montanans.

YWCA Missoula, Missoula, MT, $75,000. For general operations to provide shelter and wraparound services for survivors of domestic violence and families experiencing homelessness in Missoula, Montana.

North Dakota Statewide

High Plains Fair Housing Center, Inc., Grand Forks, ND, $45,000. For general operations to provide comprehensive fair housing education, outreach, support, and enforcement to ensure equal housing opportunities in North Dakota.

Nexus PATH Family Healing, Fargo, ND, $30,000. To provide targeted mental health support and outreach for low-income children and families in schools and communities in North Dakota.

Western North Dakota

The Banquet, Bismarck, ND, $20,000. To provide emergency food and meals.

Bis-Man Transit Board, Bismarck, ND, $81,600. To provide safe, efficient, and reliable modes of public transportation in Bismarck, North Dakota.

Community Action Partnership – Minot Region, Minot, ND, $45,000. To provide individuals and families with emergency housing assistance to avoid homelessness.

Missouri Valley Family YMCA, Bismarck, ND, $25,000. For general operations to provide childcare, fitness, and wellness programming in the Bismarck-Mandan area of North Dakota.

North Dakota Women’s Network, Bismarck, ND, $25,000. For general operations to provide education, support, and opportunities to increase civic engagement of women and girls in North Dakota.

Souris Valley United Way, Minot, ND, $40,000. For general operations to build capacity and service through outreach and education into outlying counties of Souris Valley United Way.

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 in Bismarck, North Dakota.

Western Wellness Foundation, Inc., Dickinson, ND, $30,000. For general operations to provide at-risk youth with mentoring services.

Red River Valley

American Lung Association of Minnesota and North Dakota, Fargo, ND, $56,000. To reduce disparities related to the impact of commercial tobacco on people with mental illness and/or substance use disorders through program mentoring and training.

Boys & Girls Club of the Red River Valley, Fargo, ND, $50,000. For general operations to improve the community by helping kids recognize and reach their full potential.

Center of Human Environment, Mahnomen, MN, $75,000. To upgrade the power generator to support this residence and rehabilitation center for people with substance use disorder.

Christian Unity Hospital Corporation, Grafton, ND, $100,000. To expand a rural hospital orthopedic program.

Great Plains Food Bank, Fargo, ND, $75,000. For generation operations to provide and expand access to nutritious produce for individuals and families living with food insecurity.

HERO Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization, Fargo, ND, $40,000. To provide access to affordable medical equipment and supplies through the distribution and collection of donated materials.

Immigrant Development Center, Moorhead, MN, $50,000. For general operations to support and develop successful immigrant entrepreneurs and small businesses owners.

Jeremiah Program, Minneapolis, MN, $50,000. To provide housing and support single mothers experiencing poverty in the Red River Valley.

Lakes Crisis and Resource Center, Detroit Lakes, MN, $100,000. For general operations to deliver direct services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and general crime.

Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Moorhead, MN, $100,000. For support of a health professions pipeline program to increase achievement outcomes and improve potential for first-generation and students of color to become healthcare professionals.

MyAlly Health, Grand Forks, ND, $50,000. For general operations to increase reproductive health awareness and services to at-risk individuals.

Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society, Moorhead, MN, $25,000. To support beginning farmers by providing access to land, technical support, and education to help under-served/BIPOC individuals launch small farm business enterprises.

Northwest Indian Community Development Center, Bemidji, MN, $55,000. For general operations to provide health, workforce, and housing system supports for Anishinaabe and Indigenous relatives in northern Minnesota.

Red River Valley Habitat for Humanity, Grand Forks, ND, $25,000. For general operations to support access to long-term affordable housing in the Red River Valley.

Young Women’s Christian Association of Minot, North Dakota, Minot, ND, $101,250. For general operations and capacity building to provide emergency shelter, basic necessities, case management, and supportive services in western North Dakota.

Central and Northern Minnesota

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland, Duluth, MN, $50,000. For general operations to provide youth with access to programs that promote academic success, good character, citizenship, and healthy lifestyles.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota, Saint Cloud, MN, $70,000. To provide a safe place, mentorship, high-impact youth development, and academic success programs for youth in central Minnesota.

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.

ConnectAbility of MN, Saint Cloud, MN, $20,000. For general operations to connect people with disabilities and seniors to reliable and safe transportation, chore services & assistive technology in Central and Northern Minnesota.

Family Pathways, North Branch, MN, $150,000. For general operations to provide food, domestic violence shelter, and sexual assault services to east-central Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

Feeding Area Children Together, Saint Cloud, MN, $20,000. To provide consistent weekend and school-break meal support to students across central Minnesota.

Hands of Hope Resource Center, Inc., Little Falls, MN, $40,000. For general operations to support survivors of domestic and general violence in Todd and Morrison Counties.

Kinship Youth Mentoring of Princeton, Princeton, MN, $5,000. For general operations to coordinate a one-to-one mentorship program for youth aged 5-15 in the Mille Lacs County area.

Lakes Area Interfaith Caregivers dba Interfaith Volunteers, Baxter, MN, $20,000. For general operations to provide support services for seniors and persons with disabilities to remain living safely and independently at home.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Duluth, MN, $30,000. For general operations to support equitable community and economic development in Duluth.

Mentor North, Duluth, MN, $20,000. For general operations to provide high-quality, community-based mentoring to at-risk youth.

Rise, Incorporated, Spring Lake Park, MN, $50,000. To support ex-offenders with mental illness to overcome the many barriers they face to successfully re-enter the community after incarceration.

Support Within Reach, Grand Rapids, MN, $70,000. For general operations to provide support services to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.

United Way of Northeastern Minnesota, Chisholm, MN, $45,000. To support the Buddy Backpack program, which provides emergency food provisions to children in northeastern Minnesota.

Violence Intervention Project, Inc., Thief River Falls, MN, $75,000. For general operations to provide emergency shelter and comprehensive services to women and children experiencing domestic abuse and sexual assault.

Western and South-Central Minnesota

Boys and Girls Club of Detroit Lakes, Inc., Detroit Lakes, MN, $75,000. To provide before-school, after-school, and summer programs for youth in west-central Minnesota.

Douglas County Car Care Program, Alexandria, MN, $75,000. For general operations to provide car donations and repairs to low-income residents of west-central Minnesota.

Feeding Our Communities Partners, Mankato, MN, $60,000. For general operations to provide supplemental food to children in grades K-8 who are experiencing food insecurity in south-central Minnesota.

Granite Falls Living At Home Block Nurse Program, Granite Falls, MN, $30,000. For general operations to provide services and programs for seniors and people with disabilities to live well and safely in their own homes.

Greater Mankato Area United Way, Mankato, MN, $35,000. To provide financial and community resources to connect youth from households of low income with enrichment activities in south-central Minnesota.

Lake Crystal Area Recreation Center, Inc., Lake Crystal, MN, $30,000. For general operations to improve the health and quality of life of area residents through fitness, wellness education, and recreation.

Alexandria Area YMCA, Alexandria, MN, $50,000. For general operations to support programs and activities to strengthen community well-being.

Life Work Planning Center Board, Inc., Mankato, MN, $30,000. For general operations to provide family stabilization services and foster essential skills to help women enter or re-enter the workforce.

Minnesota Council of Churches, Minneapolis, MN, $75,000. To provide direct services to refugees and coordinate networks of service providers in the Twin Cities and southwest Minnesota.

Safe Avenues, Willmar, MN, $60,000. To provide parent education classes and supervised visitations for children and families experiencing separation in southwest Minnesota.

Tri-County Hospital, Inc. dba Tri-County Health Care, Wadena, MN, $300,000. To construct a new rural health care center in west-central Minnesota.

VINE Faith in Action, Inc., Mankato, MN, $55,000. To provide programs and services to help older adults stay active, engaged, and living independently in south-central Minnesota.

West Central Industries, Inc., Willmar, MN, $55,000. To make necessary building and grounds repairs to provide continued services to persons with disabilities in west-central Minnesota.

Western Communities Action Network (WeCAN), Mound, MN, $65,000. For general operations to provide low-income individuals and families in western Hennepin County with emergency food and social services.

Wright County Community Action, Inc., Maple Lake, MN, $45,000. To distribute fresh produce, pantry items and prepared meals to seniors and low-income families.

Twin Cities Metropolitan Area

180 Degrees, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, $90,000. For general operations to provide emergency shelter, transitional housing support, and wrap-around community-based services.

AccessAbility, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, $50,000. To equip formerly incarcerated individuals with training and wraparound support to secure employment in the Twin Cities metro area.

The Advocates for Human Rights, Minneapolis, MN, $100,000. To expand and protect access to justice by providing legal representation for asylum seekers, trafficking victims, and others in the Upper Midwest.

African American Leadership Forum, Inc., St. Louis Park, MN, $75,000. For general operations to promote systemic changes to advance the educational, economic, and health needs of the African American community in Minnesota.

African Immigrants Community Services, Minneapolis, MN, $30,000. For general operations to provide mental health services and education to Somali and other refugee families.

Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association, Minneapolis, MN, $50,000. To raise dementia awareness and provide Alzheimer’s education and care and support services to diverse communities throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

Amborella House, Wyoming, MN, $25,000. For general operations to provide a safe home and trauma-informed services to adult sex trafficking victims and survivors.

At Home Group, Inc. dba Small Sums, Saint Paul, MN, $45,000. For general operations to provide Twin Cities homeless clients who have found jobs with the required work clothes, shoes, trade tools, and/or professional licenses.

Avivo, Minneapolis, MN, $60,000. To provide housing and food support for pregnant women and mothers with children while they are in intensive substance use disorder treatment.

Bhutanese Community Organization of MN, Roseville, MN, $20,000. For general operations to support the Bhutanese refugee population in the Twin Cities to become economically self-sufficient, vibrant, and contributing Minnesotans.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities, Saint Paul, MN, $50,000. For general operations to provide academic and life skills support, early intervention, and developmental activities to ensure youth are prepared for successful futures.

Breaking Free, Inc., Saint Paul, MN, $50,000. For general operations to provide shelter, basic needs, and supportive services to young adult women and victims of sex trafficking.

The Bridge for Youth, Minneapolis, MN, $100,000. For general operations to provide crisis intervention, shelter, and supportive services for youth experiencing homelessness.

Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, Inc., Saint Paul, MN, $50,000. To support Community Ambassadors Initiative. which seeks to reduce youth crime by redirecting at-risk youth from criminal behavior, incarceration, and providing responsive services in St. Paul.

Cedar Riverside People’s Center dba People’s Center Health Services, Minneapolis, MN, $90,000. For general operations to provide robust health care to low-income individuals and families.

Change, Inc., Saint Paul, MN, $75,000. For general operations to empower communities challenged by transition and poverty through education, job training, and social and emotional support.

Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties, Saint Paul, MN, $16,500. To increase access to affordable housing for low-income households in Ramsey and Washington Counties.

Community Thread, Stillwater, MN, $20,000. For general operations to improve the quality of life for senior adults and people with disabilities.

Corner House, Minneapolis, MN, $75,000. For general operations to provide forensic, child advocacy, and family services to enable children, youth, and families to heal from the trauma of abuse and violence.

East Side Learning Center, Saint Paul, MN, $55,000. For general operations to provide reading and social-emotional support for elementary children and preschool for three- and four-year-olds.

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.

Family Values for Life, Saint Paul, MN, $35,000. For general operations to provide support services to stabilize and build strong families in east St. Paul.

HIRED, Minneapolis, MN, $60,000. For general operations to provide responsive, data- and participant-informed programming to prepare workers for a rapidly changing economy.

Hope Community, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, $75,000. For general operations to provide safe, affordable housing; community spaces; and skill-building and leadership opportunities for all ages.

Hope Dental Clinic, Saint Paul, MN, $100,000. For general operations to provide free dental care, education, and outreach to low-income, uninsured adults, children, and families.

Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners, Plymouth, MN, $85,000. For general operations to help low-income families in west Hennepin County stabilize, strengthen, and thrive.

Jeremiah Program, Minneapolis, MN, $40,000. To expand economic and social mobility for Black, Latinx, and other single mothers of color experiencing poverty in the Twin Cities.

Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis, Golden Valley, MN, $100,000. For general operations to provide outcome-based services to increase opportunities, sustain healthy relationships, and provide support.

Kids-N-Kinship, Inc., Apple Valley, MN, $35,000. For general operations to provide mentor relationships to children and youth in the southern Twin Cities suburbs.

LatinoLEAD, Saint Paul, MN, $20,000. For general operations to build leadership and create innovative strategies to address issues in the Latinx community in Minnesota.

Launch Ministry, Chaska, MN, $20,000. For general operations to provide a safe space, mentorship, and housing support for young adults who are unstably housed in Carver and Scott Counties.

Learning Disabilities Association, Golden Valley, MN, $55,000. To provide Twin Cities students with prevention and intervention support to increase literacy success from pre-school through high school.

Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health and Well-Being, Fridley, MN, $80,000. For general operations to provide exceptional and affordable mental health services for families, children, youth, and adults.

Lifeworks Services, Inc., Eagan, MN, $50,000. To increase economic, civic, and social opportunities for people with disabilities through individualized, self-directed career development and skill building in the community.

The Lift Garage, Minneapolis, MN, $75,000. For general operations to provide low-cost car repairs to low-income individuals in the Twin Cities metro area.

Little Earth Residents Association, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, $65,000. For general operations to address behavioral health and promote self-sufficiency through culturally relevant programming and supportive services for Little Earth families.

Mental Health Association of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, $75,000. To help people living with mental illness to avoid mental health crisis and hospitalization through phone-based peer support.

Minnesota Alliance with Youth, Saint Paul, MN, $85,000. For general operations to ensure that all young people have equitable educational opportunities.

Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration, Saint Paul, MN, $50,000. For general operations to build capacity for nonprofits through volunteer service and support.

Minnesota Social Impact Center, Minneapolis, MN, $15,000. To provide social entrepreneurship internship opportunities for college students by connecting them with social impact-focused entrepreneurs.

Model Cities of St. Paul, Inc., Saint Paul, MN, $50,000. For general operations to increase economic opportunity, create and sustain community developments, and promote healthy, vibrant communities.

Neighborhood Development Alliance, Saint Paul, MN, $55,000. For general operations to provide financial and homeownership opportunities to low-income, Latino households through financial coaching, pre-purchase counseling, and development of ownership housing.

Neighborhood Justice Center, Inc., Saint Paul, MN, $80,000. For general operations to provide comprehensive, high-quality criminal defense, expungement, and crime prevention education services to low-income community members.

NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, $125,000. For general operations to provide integrated health and human services to promote long-term stability for individuals and families in North Minneapolis.

Open Access Connections, St. Paul, MN, $35,000. To provide essential phone resources and leadership development to the homeless and low-income community.

The Open Door, Eagan, MN, $95,000. For general operations to end local hunger in Dakota County through access to healthy food.

Our Saviour’s Community Services, Minneapolis, MN, $35,000. To provide free English, citizenship, and math classes to adult English learners in the Phillips neighborhood and surrounding area.

Phoenix Alternatives, Inc., White Bear Lake, MN, $25,000. For general operations to ensure people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) are engaged in the community through employment and arts.

Pillsbury United Communities, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, $100,000. For general operations to increase equitable economic development and generate systemic change for lasting equity.

Propel Nonprofits, Minneapolis, MN, $100,000. For general operations to strengthen nonprofits through sound finance, strategy, and governance.

Rebound, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, $45,000. For general operations to provide housing and support to corrections-involved youth in North Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.

RELATE, Inc., Minnetonka, MN, $70,000. For general operations to provide mental and chemical health services for residents of the west metro suburbs.

RS EDEN, Minneapolis, MN, $60,000. To strengthen person-centered services and stable, affordable housing opportunities for people striving to build new beginnings.

Sabathani Community Center, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, $50,000. For general operations to provide nutritional food support and culturally sensitive senior outreach services to low-income individuals and families in South Minneapolis.

St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Mahtomedi, MN, $60,000. To provide supports and services focused on ending homelessness in Washington and Ramsey counties.

St. Croix Family Resource Center, Stillwater, MN, $60,000. For general operations to provide housing and food support for youth and families struggling with housing instability and address the root causes of poverty in the Stillwater area.

St. David’s Center, Minnetonka, MN, $75,000. To improve child and family outcomes when trauma has impacted family relationships and child development.

St. Paul Neighborhood Network, Saint Paul, MN, $45,000. To provide technology and digital skills training to low-wealth and other underrepresented communities to increase their ability to obtain higher-wage jobs in the Twin Cities.

Scott-Carver-Dakota CAP Agency, Shakopee, MN, $75,000. To provide food support to individuals and families facing food insecurity in Carver, Scott, and Dakota Counties.

Sexual Violence Center, Minneapolis, MN, $37,000. For general operations to provide advocacy and support services to individuals impacted by sexual violence.

Southside Services, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, $20,000. For general operations to provide person-centered, one-on-one support and social activities for individuals with disabilities in Minneapolis.

Summit Academy OIC, Minneapolis, MN, $200,000. For general operations to offer adult education, training, and career placement for low-income communities of color in the Twin Cities.

Touchstone Mental Health, Minneapolis, MN, $75,000. To purchase and renovate a building for transitional residential treatment for people living with a mental illness in Minneapolis.

Tree Trust, Saint Paul, MN, $70,000. To provide job readiness training, paid work experience, career navigation, life skills training, and access to industry-recognized credentialing for young people in the Twin Cities.

Tubman, Minneapolis, MN, $65,000. 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, $40,000. For general operations to create, preserve, and support affordable homeownership for low- and moderate-income households in Washington County.

Ujamaa Place, Saint Paul, MN, $100,000. For general operations to assist young African American men released from criminal justice systems integrate into society with transformational holistic programming.

University of Minnesota Foundation, Minneapolis, MN, $200,000. To support the Otto Bremer Trust Center for Safe and Healthy Children, which provides trauma-focused services to children and families affected by abuse.

University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN, $25,000. For ThreeSixty Journalism, a journalism incubator program, to provide college readiness, writing skills development, and multimedia experiences for underrepresented youth.

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

Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People, Bloomington, MN, $60,000. For general operations to provide access to healthy foods, housing stability, and supportive services in southwest Hennepin County.

Wisconsin Lutheran Child & Family Service, Inc., Germantown, WI, $20,000. To provide academic assistance and tutoring to students on-site at the service’s Lakeville day treatment facility.

Women’s Initiative for Self-Empowerment (WISE), Inc., Saint Paul, MN, $40,000. For general operations to provide youth development programs for immigrant and refugee girls and women to become self-sufficient.

Youth Performance Company, Saint Paul, MN, $15,000. For general operations to provide youth development programs in the Twin Cities metro area.

Zion Originated Outreach Ministry, Minneapolis, MN, $50,000. For general operations to provide affordable and supportive housing for low-income families experiencing homelessness in the Twin Cities.

Southeastern Minnesota

Accessible Space, Inc., Saint Paul, MN, $50,000. For capital improvements to Prairie Sky Apartments, an accessible, affordable, residential complex serving individuals with disabilities in Albert Lea, Minnesota.

C.A.R.E. Clinic, Red Wing, MN, $50,000. For general operations to provide access to affordable and linguistically/culturally competent medical, dental, mental health, legal, and social services for underserved individuals and families in Goodhue County.

Children’s Dental Health Services, Rochester, MN, $60,000. For general operations to provide low-income, underserved children in southeastern Minnesota with access to quality comprehensive dental care.

CLUES, Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio, Saint Paul, MN, $70,000. To provide culturally specific employment support, career development, financial coaching, and resource navigation to increase economic stability for low-income Latino and other underserved communities in southern Minnesota.

Dyslexia Institute of Minnesota Inc., dba The Reading Center, Rochester, MN, $75,000. For general operations to support children affected by dyslexia.

Engage Winona, Winona, MN, $30,000. To support the Lived Experience community leadership program to increase civic engagement, economic mobility, and capacity among diverse communities in the Winona area.

Grace Lutheran Church, Albert Lea, MN, $10,000. To provide supplemental food support to children experiencing hunger.

Jeremiah Program, Minneapolis, MN, $50,000. To support economic and social mobility for single-mother households experiencing poverty in southeastern Minnesota.

Laura Baker Services Association, Northfield, MN, $50,000. For general operations to provide housing and support services to adults with developmental disabilities.

Legal Assistance of Olmsted County, Rochester, MN, $45,000. For general operations to provide civil legal aid to individuals and families in poverty in Olmsted County.

LIFE Mower County, Austin, MN, $15,000. For general operations to provide educational, recreational, and social development opportunities for people of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

Minnesota State College Southeast, Winona, MN, $50,000. To provide basic needs and wraparound support to low-income students pursuing post-secondary education in southeastern Minnesota.

Ronald McDonald House of Rochester MN, Rochester, MN, $150,000. For general operations to provide a home away from home for families seeking medical treatment for their critically ill children in Rochester, Minnesota.

Southeastern Minnesota Private Industry Council, Inc. dba Workforce Development, Inc., Rochester, MN, $100,000. For Bridges to Careers to provide academic and wraparound supports for disadvantaged populations to enter and/or move up in career pathways.

Winona Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Winona, MN, $70,000. To support the REACH program to prepare high school students to be employment-ready for high demand careers in the greater Winona area.

Minnesota Statewide

Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, $25,000. To provide customized, comprehensive support and outreach to meet the diverse needs of individuals impacted by epilepsy in Minnesota and eastern North Dakota.

Hunger Solutions Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, $60,000. For general operations to support programs and agencies that provide food to those in need.

Ignite Afterschool, Saint Paul, MN, $60,000. For general operations for technical assistance, peer-networking, partnership, and education that results in improved afterschool programs across Minnesota.

JustUs Health, Saint Paul, MN, $50,000. For general operations to provide comprehensive support and advocacy for Minnesotans who are HIV-positive and/or part of the LGBTQ+ community.

Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance, Minneapolis, MN, $40,000. To train and mobilize nonprofit direct service providers and clients to advance equitable asset-building initiatives to benefit their communities.

Minnesota Alliance on Crime, Saint Paul, MN, $30,000. For general operations to provide best-practice training, technical assistance, and networking opportunities to crime victim advocates throughout Minnesota.

Minnesota Indigenous Business Alliance, Saint Paul, MN, $25,000. For general operations to provide native entrepreneurial support and increase opportunities.

Muscular Dystrophy Association, Chicago, IL, $25,000. To provide financial support for children aged 8-17 with neuromuscular disease to attend summer camp in Minnesota.

My Father’s House, Inc., Richfield, MN, $50,000. For general operations to provide housing and support to individuals leaving the criminal justice system or chemical dependency treatment.

Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest, Minneapolis, MN, $65,000. For general operations to provide a home away from home and a place of respite for families dealing with a child’s serious illness, injury, or disability.

Second Harvest Heartland, Inc., Saint Paul, MN, $125,000. To reduce financial burdens on the region’s food shelves and meal programs so they can provide more food to more people.

University of Minnesota Foundation, Minneapolis, MN, $60,000. To support the mental health, resilience, and well-being of Minnesotans through community-based programs.

Wisconsin

Abiinooji Aki, Inc, Hayward, WI, $35,000. To provide culturally appropriate substance and mental health recovery support for Native Americans.

Adult Learning Center, Milwaukee, WI, $20,000. For general operations to provide adult basic education, GED instruction, technology, and job skill training.

African Heritage Inc., Appleton, WI, $25,000. For general operations to support education, career, and health outcomes in the Black/African American community and foster cross-cultural awareness in northeast Wisconsin.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, $60,000. For general operations to provide academic and life skills support, early intervention, and developmental activities to ensure youth are prepared for successful futures.

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.

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of La Crosse, Inc., La Crosse, WI, $25,000. To provide legal and integration support services to immigrants throughout western and central Wisconsin.

Center for Independent Living for Western Wisconsin, Inc., Menomonie, WI, $65,000. To provide transportation services to persons with disabilities, the elderly, and low-income individuals within 29 counties in Wisconsin.

Center for Veterans Issues Ltd, Milwaukee, WI, $50,000. To provide housing and supportive services for low-income and homeless veterans in western Wisconsin.

Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, Appleton, WI, $50,000. To support the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative to provide Fox Valley area nonprofits with opportunities for leadership development and learning to better achieve their missions.

Easter Seals Wisconsin, Inc., Madison, WI, $30,000. To provide farm assessment and rehabilitation services for farmers with disabilities in Wisconsin communities.

Endeavors Adult Development Center, Balsam Lake, WI, $29,200. For general operations to provide comprehensive day programming and wraparound support for seniors and those living with disabilities; and for capital support for the purchase of a vehicle to provide transportation.

Fellowship Open, Milwaukee, WI, $100,000. To support the Milwaukee Fellows Program, which provides academic support for young Black men to graduate from college.

Forward Service Corporation, Madison, WI, $46,194. To provide computers and mobile hotspots to increase access to training and employment opportunities for people of low income in Wisconsin.

Girl Scouts of Wisconsin – Badgerland Council, Inc., Madison, WI, $25,000. To provide opportunities for skill and leadership development to help girls in southern Wisconsin prepare for future success.

Great Rivers United Way, Inc., Onalaska, WI, $80,000. To support Great Rivers HUB, which identifies at-risk clients and connects them to quality, holistic care to improve community health outcomes in La Crosse, Monroe, and Trempealeau Counties.

La Crosse Area Veterans Mentor Program, Inc., La Crosse, WI, $20,000. For general operations to support peer-to-peer mentoring and a support network of services to at-risk veterans.

Layton Boulevard West Neighbors, Inc. dba VIA CDC, Milwaukee, WI, $40,000. For general operations to provide housing and economic development strategies and services for neighborhoods in Milwaukee.

Mission of Hope House of Wisconsin Inc., New London, WI, $30,000. To provide shelter and basic needs for homelessness families in Waupaca County, Wisconsin.

North Country Independent Living, Inc., Superior, WI, $30,000. To provide necessary transportation services for individuals with disabilities in northwestern Wisconsin.

Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board, Inc., Ashland, WI, $30,842. To support regional workforce development through the establishment of fiscal and organizational independence for the Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board.

Northwoods Homeless Shelters, Amery, WI, $40,000. For general operations to provide shelter, case management, and services to homeless families and individuals in northwestern Wisconsin.

Operation HELP, Inc., Hudson, WI, $45,000. For general operations to provide emergency rent, utilities, car repair assistance, and basic needs for people experiencing temporary financial hardships in St. Croix County, Wisconsin.

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin Inc., Milwaukee, WI, $90,000. To ensure access to reproductive health services and education in western Wisconsin.

Reach Out and Read, Inc., Boston, MA, $75,000. To increase organizational capacity to promote positive parent-child relationships and increase children’s literacy in Wisconsin.

Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Bayfield, WI, $98,813. To assist with the construction and start-up costs for a new child care center in northern Wisconsin.

The Salvation Army, Hoffman Estates, IL, $35,000. To assist families in moving towards safe, stable, and affordable housing in northeast Wisconsin.

Samaritan Counseling Center of the Fox Valley, Inc, Menasha, WI, $75,000. For general operations to provide mental health services to residents of Wisconsin’s Fox Valley.

Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin, Madison, WI, $100,000. To provide food support to rural Wisconsin communities through the mobile pantry program.

Somerset Community Food Pantry, Somerset, WI, $50,000. To support a capital campaign to construct a new food pantry to address food insecurity in the Somerset, Wisconsin, area.

Spring Valley Seniors Staying Put, Inc, Spring Valley, WI, $7,500. For general operations to coordinate volunteers to help seniors and adults with disabilities to maintain their independence at home.

Stepping Stones of Dunn County, Inc., Menomonie, WI, $70,000. For general operations to provide food, shelter, and community resources to support Dunn County residents living in poverty.

Turningpoint for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence, Inc., River Falls, WI, $70,000. For general operations to provide services and programs for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault from Pierce and St. Croix Counties of Wisconsin and surrounding areas.

United Way of Door County, Sturgeon Bay, WI, $50,000. To increase school-based and community mental health services for students and adults in Door County, Wisconsin.

United Way St. Croix Valley, Inc., Hudson, WI, $90,000. To increase hunger relief services in western Wisconsin through expansion of St. Croix Valley Food Bank’s Mobile Pop-Up Pantry Program.

Western Dairyland Economic Opportunity Council, Inc., Independence, WI, $75,000. To support Fresh Start YouthBuild, a program that builds employment opportunities, educational advancement, and job skills for at-risk young adults.

Wiscraft, Inc. dba Beyond Vision, Milwaukee, WI, $125,000. For support of a capital campaign to create a facility to provide employment, training, and services for people who are blind.

Workforce Resource, Inc., Menomonie, WI, $40,000. To create opportunities for individuals who are currently unemployed and of low income to enter healthcare professions in northwest Wisconsin.

YWCA of Madison, Madison, WI, $50,000. To provide transitional housing to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Madison, Wisconsin.

Young Men’s Christian Association of Kettle Moraine, West Bend, WI, $35,000. To provide youth programming at YMCAs in Washington and Ozaukee Counties, Wisconsin.

The Young Mens Christian Association of Chippewa Valley, Inc., Eau Claire, WI, $45,000. For general operations to provide programming and services in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

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