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Otto Bremer Trust awards 236 grants totaling record $15.9 million

SAINT PAUL, December 9, 2021 — The Otto Bremer Trust has awarded $15,978,453 as part of its most recent grantmaking cycle, making it the largest responsive grant round in the organization’s 77-year history.

“All these grants represent OBT’s ongoing commitment to responsive grantmaking,” said Daniel Reardon, Co-CEO and Trustee, Otto Bremer Trust. “These organizations are providing much-needed services despite the effects of the lingering pandemic and its continued economic impact.”

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.

North Dakota Statewide

Central Dakota Forensic Nurse Examiners, Bismarck, ND, $65,000. For general operations provide medical forensic services to victims of personal trauma across their lifespan.<./p>

Greater North Dakota

Guardian and Protective Services, Inc., Bismarck, ND, $55,000. For general operations to provide guardian, conservator, trustee, and protective arrangements for vulnerable adults in central North Dakota.

IMPACT, Inc., Malden, MA, $40,000. To equip indigenous women, girls, and people with disabilities with skills and resources to address sexual assault and violence and heal from past trauma.

North Dakota Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Bismarck, ND, $60,000. For general operations to provide advocacy, training, resources, networking, and leadership to strengthen the North Dakota nonprofit sector.

North Dakota Community Foundation, Bismarck, ND, $50,000. To support low-income families and seniors through youth development, food insecurity, and domestic violence programs in southeast North Dakota.

Tri-County Senior Meals and Services, Rugby, ND, $40,000. For general operations to provide well-balanced, nutritious meals for seniors.

Red River Valley

Abuse Resource Network, Lisbon, ND, $56,500. To provide core and crisis services to victims of domestic violence and sexual in southeast North Dakota.

American Red Cross, Fargo, ND, $100,000. To help families and communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters big and small in North Dakota and northwest Minnesota.

Churches United for the Homeless, Moorhead, MN, $49,500. To purchase equipment for the newly acquired food pantry in West Fargo, North Dakota.

Churches United for the Homeless, Moorhead, MN, $275,000. For general operations to provide safe shelter, stable housing, and nutritious food for individuals experiencing homelessness.

Companions for Children, Minot, ND, $50,000. For general operations to provide one-on-one mentoring for children in the greater Minot region.

The Fargo-Moorhead Coalition for Homeless Persons, Fargo, ND, $70,000. For general operations to lead efforts to end homelessness in the Fargo-Moorhead area.

Friends of the Children Fargo-Moorhead, Fargo, ND, $50,000. For general operations to provide individualized and comprehensive mentor relationships for youth at risk of foster care.

City of Grand Forks, Grand Forks, ND, $30,000. For outreach and support to equip individuals struggling with mental health crises with tools and information to seek care.

Hope Inc., Moorhead, MN, $35,000. For general operations to provide sporting and recreational opportunities for children and adults with mobility challenges.

L.I.S.T.E.N. (Love is Sharing The Exceptional Need), Grand Forks, ND, $50,000. To provide advocacy training and increase opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

North Country Food Bank, Inc., East Grand Forks, MN, $100,000. To increase the quantity and accessibility of nutritious food that is distributed to rural communities in northwest and west-central Minnesota.

North Dakota Human Rights Coalition, Fargo, ND, $25,000. To address inequity through research, education, and targeted training for law enforcement, schools, higher education, public and private organizations.

Northern Lights Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Inc., Fargo, ND, $25,000. To support Scouting programs serving Native American youth on North Dakota reservations, United Tribes, and low-income youth in Bismarck/Mandan and the Fargo-Moorhead Area.

Rural Enrichment and Counseling Headquarters, Inc (REACH), Hawley, MN, $50,000. For general operations to address food insecurity, support basic needs, and provide case management and mental health services in northwest Minnesota.

ShareHouse Foundation, Fargo, ND, $140,000. For general operations to provide addiction recovery and mental health services.

South Sudanese Foundation, Fargo, ND, $50,000. For general operations to provide intensive tutoring to refugee and immigrant students, English language learning for adults, and wraparound basic-needs support to new Americans in Fargo-Moorhead.

YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties, Fargo, ND, $65,000. To ensure continuation, expansion, and affordability of child care in the Fargo-Moorhead area.

YWCA Cass Clay, Fargo, ND, $100,000. For general operations to provide emergency shelter for women and children in the Fargo-Moorhead area.

Northern Minnesota

Citizens for Backus AB, International Falls, MN, $75,000. For general operations to reduce food insecurity and support programs, youth development, and civic engagement.

Fathers Rise Together, Duluth, MN, $100,000. To expand mental health services for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) in northeast Minnesota.

Second Harvest North Central Food Bank, Grand Rapids, MN, $80,000. To help member agencies increase the quality and capacity of the services they provide to food-insecure individuals and families living in north-central Minnesota.

Central Minnesota

Advocacy and Inclusion Matter of West Central Minnesota, Willmar, MN, $27,500. For general operations to provide advocacy, education, wellness, and social inclusion services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in west-central Minnesota.

Advocates for Reproductive Education, Brainerd, MN, $45,000. For general operations to provide access to reproductive health services and education for youth, young adults, and the uninsured/under-insured in Crow Wing County.

Cass County Economic Development Corporation, Walker, MN, $30,000. For general operations to foster economic development and job creation in Cass County.

The Center for Victims of Torture, Saint Paul, MN, $55,000. To serve Somali families in St. Cloud through culturally specific outreach, parenting classes, and mentoring.

Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity, Saint Cloud, MN, $50,000. For general operations to develop and preserve affordable housing in central Minnesota.

Central Minnesota Jobs and Training Services, Inc., Monticello, MN, $30,000. For capital support to meet the educational and transportation needs of youth facing barriers to employment.

Cuyuna Range Youth Center, Inc., Crosby, MN, $25,000. For general operations to support youth development activities.

Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines, Waite Park, MN, $50,000. For general operations to provide youth development opportunities and programs for girls residing in Greater Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin.

Kinship Partners, Inc., Brainerd, MN, $60,000. For general operations to provide mentoring support and guidance to youth in central Minnesota.

Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance, Minneapolis, MN, $75,000. To provide wraparound civil legal services to survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking in Stearns and Mille Lacs Counties.

RUSC Kinship Mentoring, Morris, MN, $25,000. For general operations to provide mentoring opportunities for children, youth, and families in the Stevens County area.

United Way of Central Minnesota, Saint Cloud, MN, $80,000. To support literacy and language acquisition for young English learners and their parents by providing training and tools for out-of-school service providers in St. Cloud.

Twin Cities Metropolitan Area

Achieve Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN, $75,000. To provide school-based career and college readiness advising and community-based work readiness training and paid internships to Minneapolis and St. Paul youth facing barriers to postsecondary and economic opportunities.

African American Child Wellness Institute, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, $75,000. For general operations and capacity building to provide mental health services to uninsured/underinsured African American children and families in Minneapolis.

African Development Center, Minneapolis, MN, $100,000. For general operations to provide small business technical assistance and lending to African immigrants.

Alexandra House, Inc., Blaine, MN, $70,000. For general operations to provide a continuum of advocacy and support services for victims of domestic, sexual, and dating violence, and elder abuse.

Ampersand Families, Roseville, MN, $120,000. For general operations to provide permanency to older youth and services to families who face barriers to equity in the child welfare system.

Anoka Technical College Foundation, Anoka, MN, $50,000. To provide support for at-risk students to navigate the college environment.

The Anthony Barr Foundation, Inc., Hawthorne, CA, $25,000. For general operations to provide academic support, mental health, mentoring, and increased economic mobility for low-income, single-parent students.

Arlington House Shelter, Saint Paul, MN, $31,000. For general operations to provide emergency shelter for youth aged 11-17 in Ramsey County.

Augsburg University, Minneapolis, MN, $30,000. To support the Minnesota Urban Debate League, which empowers students to become engaged learners, critical thinkers, and active global citizens.

Avenues for Youth, Minneapolis, MN, $125,000. For general operating support for shelter, transitional housing, and holistic support to youth, aged 16-24, experiencing homelessness in Hennepin County.

Baby’s Space: A Place to Grow, Minneapolis, MN, $65,000. For general operations to provide holistic, trauma-informed, and culturally responsive early childhood education with family supports.

Banyan Foundation, Minneapolis, MN, $75,000. To provide comprehensive year-round, wrap-around programming to develop youth, strengthen families, and create community in the Phillips neighborhood of south Minneapolis.

Northern Star Council, Boy Scouts of America, Saint Paul, MN, $15,000. To support the Scoutreach program

Breakthrough Twin Cities, Saint Paul, MN, $75,000. For general operations to prepare under-resourced students for college success through six years of rigorous academic support and social-emotional skill building.

Canvas Health, Inc., Saint Paul, MN, $45,000. For general operations to provide community mental health services in the Twin Cities Metro.

Center for Leadership and Neighborhood Engagement, Minneapolis, MN, $20,000. For general operations and capacity building to provide BIPOC youth and residents leadership opportunities to identify and address their specific neighborhood challenges.

The Center for Victims of Torture, Saint Paul, MN, $55,000. To serve Karen, Oromo, and Hmong communities through trauma-informed health services, mental health, social work, and training for medical providers.

Children’s Dental Services, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, $200,000. To support the purchase of critical dental equipment and supplies to serve more underinsured clients in Minneapolis.

Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf, Oakdale, MN, $60,000. For general operations to provide fresh, healthy food and other necessities to east metro residents.

Coalition of Asian American Leaders, Saint Paul, MN, $75,000. For general operations and infrastructure capacity to support Asian leaders as they shape solutions for the economic, civic, and holistic well-being of Asian Minnesotans across sectors and geographic communities.

Community Area Busing dba WeCAB, Mound, MN, $10,000. For general operations to provide safe, affordable, and flexible supplemental transportation in the west metro.

Community Emergency Service, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, $40,000. To provide healthy meals and grocery deliveries to low-income homebound seniors in Minneapolis.

Conflict Resolution Center, Minneapolis, MN, $45,000. For general operations to provide free or low-cost conflict resolution programs and services to individuals, families, and communities.

Connections to Independence, Minneapolis, MN, $90,000. For general operations to provide holistic support and housing for youth preparing to and exiting the foster care system.

The Consolution Project, Minnetonka, MN, $50,000. For general operations to provide consultant services to nonprofits to help them enhance team health, improve organizational effectiveness, and create strategic blueprints.

Cookie Cart, Minneapolis, MN, $300,000. To support employment, life, and leadership programming for teens in North Minneapolis and the East Side of St. Paul.

Cornerstone Advocacy Service, Bloomington, MN, $60,000. For general operations to provide emergency intervention, basic needs, long-term safety, and economic stability services for victims of interpersonal violence and their children.

Dispute Resolution Center, Saint Paul, MN, $25,000. For general operations to provide affordable conflict resolution support, mediation, and diversion services.

Domestic Abuse Project, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, $50,000. For general operations to provide advocacy, therapy, and case management to families who experience domestic violence to end the cycle of abuse.

Dunwoody College of Technology, Minneapolis, MN, $60,000. To prepare low-income women for high-wage jobs in fields of technology and construction.

East Side Neighborhood Services, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, $100,000. For general operations to solve immediate needs and to work to achieve self-sufficiency and stability.

Eastside Meals on Wheels, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, $30,000. For general operations to provide nutritious meals to home-bound persons in northeast and southeast Minneapolis.

Face to Face Health and Counseling Service, Inc., Saint Paul, MN, $130,000. For general operations to provide medical care, mental health, and wraparound services to youth experiencing homelessness.

FamilyMeans, Stillwater, MN, $60,000. To provide out-of-school programming to K-12 youth in two Washington County mobile home communities.

The Food Group, Inc., New Hope, MN, $85,000. For general operations to increase access to food and strengthen the food system for Minnesotan communities with a focus on health and equity.

Foundation for Essential Needs, Minneapolis, MN, $40,000. For general operations to provide equitable, healthy, and predictable food options throughout Minnesota.

Fraser, Richfield, MN, $50,000. To support a service integration model designed to help neurodiverse youth move towards community independence.

Genesys Works – Twin Cities, Saint Paul, MN, $75,000. To provide post-secondary and career exploration services and placement for students interested in STEM careers.

Hamline Midway Living At Home-Block Nurse Program, Saint Paul, MN, $15,000. For general operations to provide volunteer and professional assistance to enable elders in St. Paul to remain in their homes with independence, dignity, and choice.

Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, Minneapolis, MN, $15,000. For general operations to provide long-term support to individuals living in poverty and homelessness, helping them move toward self-sufficiency.

Hospitality House Youth Development, Minneapolis, MN, $80,000. For general operations to provide academic support, social emotional learning, and life skills training to inspire and equip youth.

Housing Justice Center, Saint Paul, MN, $50,000. For general operations to leverage legal tools, education, and research to fight for equitable access to safe, affordable, quality places for people to call home.

Impact Services, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, $25,000. To provide nutritious meals and enable Anoka County residents to live independently.

Jobs Foundation, Saint Paul, MN, $100,000. To expand work readiness programming.

La Oportunidad, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, $50,000. For general operations to provide education, career path, and leadership opportunities and overall support to Latino children, youth, and parents in the Twin Cities.

City of Lakes Community Land Trust, Minneapolis, MN, $110,000. For general operations to create and ensure affordable housing for low-income households in Minneapolis.

The Link, Minneapolis, MN, $115,000. To provide a continuum of shelter, housing, and wraparound services for youth and young families experiencing homelessness in the Twin Cities Metro Area.

Living Well Disability Services, Mendota Heights, MN, $40,000. For general operations to provide health and wellness services to enable people with disabilities to live independently in the Twin Cities.

The Loppet Foundation, Minneapolis, MN, $20,000. To provide outdoor adventure and leadership programming for middle and high school students.

Metro Youth Diversion Center, Minneapolis, MN, $35,000. To provide education and decrease youth alcohol, opioid, and tobacco abuse in East African Immigrant communities.

Metropolitan Center for Independent Living, Inc., Saint Paul, MN, $45,000. For general operations to provide essential services to promote choice and remove barriers for people with disabilities in the Twin Cities.

Midwest Special Services, Inc., Saint Paul, MN, $30,000. For general operations to assist adults with disabilities to reach their personal development and employment goals

Minnesota Center for Employee Ownership, Minneapolis, MN, $30,000. To advance wealth equity and business ownership within BIPOC companies.

Minnesota Computers for Schools, Minneapolis, MN, $50,000. For general operations to increase career opportunities for at-risk teens and adults by providing IT certification and employment opportunities.

Minnesota Justice Foundation, Minneapolis, MN, $45,000. For general operations to increase access to legal aid by engaging law student volunteers.

Minnesota Medication Repository Program, Minneapolis, MN, $50,000. For general operations to reduce unneeded medication waste and redistribute medications to patients in need.

Missions Inc. Programs, Minneapolis, MN, $40,000. To provide housing and support services to individuals recovering from domestic violence or chemical dependency.

Montessori American Indian Childcare Center, Saint Paul, MN, $25,000. For general operations to provide quality early childhood learning opportunities grounded in American Indian culture and language for indigenous children 3-6 years of age.

Neighborhood HealthSource, Minneapolis, MN, $125,000. For general operations to provide quality healthcare and health education that is accessible to all.

Neighborhood Network for Seniors, Saint Paul, MN, $15,000. For general operations to provide services and assistance to senior citizens to live independently.

North End South Como Block Nurse Program, St. Paul, MN, $15,000. To provide programs and services to seniors living in the North End-South Como neighborhood and a portion of Frogtown.

Oromo Community, Inc. Mpls, St. Paul, Saint Paul, MN, $35,000. For general operations to help the east African community access social services, healthcare, employment, and education.

People Responding in Social Ministry (PRISM), Golden Valley, MN, $100,000. To provide basic needs support and services to the northwest suburbs of Hennepin County.

Portico Healthnet, Saint Paul, MN, $40,000. For general operations to help low-income individuals and families access health coverage and care.

Project for Pride in Living, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, $100,000. To provide a continuum of housing and support services for people with low incomes.

Raíces Sagradas Community Mental Health, Minneapolis, MN, $15,000. For general operations to provide affordable mental health therapy to the Latinx community.

RECLAIM, Saint Paul, MN, $50,000. For general operations to provide accessible mental health services for queer and trans youth in the Twin Cities area.

St. Anthony Park Area Seniors, Saint Paul, MN, $15,000. For general operations to deliver services and activities that enhance the independence, health, and well-being of seniors.

The Saint Paul Foundation, Saint Paul, MN, $40,000. To provide emergency assistance to stabilize individuals and families from crisis in the Twin Cities east metro.

St. Paul & Ramsey County Domestic Abuse Intervention Project, Saint Paul, MN, $60,000. For general operations to provide services to victims of domestic violence in Ramsey County.

St. Stephen’s Human Services, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, $125,000. For general operations to help those experiencing homelessness in achieving permanent, affordable housing and independence.

Sakan, Bloomington, MN, $40,000. For general operations to equip immigrants with financial education, coaching, and assistance to stabilize their homes and families.

The Salvation Army, Northern Division, Saint Paul, MN, $100,000. To support Booth Brown House’s emergency shelter for youth experiencing homelessness in Ramsey County.

The SEAD Project, Minneapolis, MN, $40,000. For general operations to provide youth and leadership development to young Southeast Asian leaders in Minnesota.

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Saint Paul, MN, $60,000. For general operations to provide adult immigrant and refugees with English language education and transitional housing support.

Somali Success School, Minneapolis, MN, $55,000. For general operations to provide education and supportive services to East African immigrants working towards self-sufficiency and citizenship.

Southeast Seniors – A Living at Home Block Nurse Program, Minneapolis, MN, $15,000. For general operations to provide services to enable seniors and caregivers to remain safely in their homes with an enhanced quality of life.

Southside Family Nurturing Center, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, $60,000. For general operations to provide therapeutic early childhood education and culturally relevant family support/home visiting services for at-risk families.

Think Small, Saint Paul, MN, $75,000. To support a childhood business incubator program.

ThinkSelf, Inc., Saint Paul, MN, $30,000. For general operations to provide adult education and advocacy services to individuals who are deaf, deaf-blind, and hard of hearing.

Urban Boatbuilders, Inc., Saint Paul, MN, $25,000. To provide job training and career and future-readiness skill-building to underserved youth in the Twin Cities.

Urban Roots, Saint Paul, MN, $40,000. For general operations to provide education and employment opportunities to youth on the east side of St. Paul.

Vail Place, Hopkins, MN, $50,000. For general operations to provide comprehensive mental health services and social supports for low-income adults living with persistent mental illness.

Vietnamese Social Services of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, $90,000. For general operations and security upgrades to provide critical social services to immigrant and refugee populations in the Twin Cities.

Volunteer Lawyers Network, Minneapolis, MN, $75,000. To protect and promote the basic needs of Minnesotans experiencing poverty through the power of legal volunteers.

Volunteers of America, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, $55,000. To enhance and expand services that educate and support diverse older adults and caregivers on the challenges of Alzheimer?s disease and related dementias.

Wallin Education Partners, Minneapolis, MN, $1,500,000. To build a more equitable future by engaging in organizational capacity building to enable college and career success for more Minnesota students with financial need.

West Hennepin Affordable Housing Land Trust, Minnetonka, MN, $40,000. For general operations to support affordable housing ownership in western Hennepin County.

Women’s Advocates, Inc., Saint Paul, MN, $75,000. For general operations to provide emergency shelter, crisis response, education, and prevention services for victims of domestic violence.

Women’s Foundation of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, $85,000. To create economic opportunity, safety, and leadership for and with young women of color, American Indian young women, and young women from LGBTQ+, disabilities, and Greater Minnesota communities.

Youth Farm Program, Minneapolis, MN, $20,000. For general operations to provide leadership, employment training, and experiential learning activities around urban agriculture for youth in the Twin Cities.

Youth Service Bureau, Inc., Stillwater, MN, $100,000. For general operations to provide mental health, chemical health, diversion, youth and family education, and military family support programs for young people and their families primarily in the east metro.

YouthLink, Minneapolis, MN, $125,000. For general operations to provide wrap-around services for young people experiencing homelessness.

Southern Minnesota

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Minnesota, Owatonna, MN, $80,000. For general operations to provide one-to-one mentoring relationships for youth in Steele, Rice, Waseca, and Dodge Counties.

Caregiver Response Effort & Service Team (CREST), Fairmont, MN, $15,000. For general operations to provide services for older adults and caregivers to live healthy and safe lives in Martin county.

A Chance to Grow, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, $50,000. To enhance early childhood learning by expanding the SMART Steps training for Family Child Care providers in southern Minnesota.

Community Pathways of Steele County, Owatonna, MN, $200,000. To support the construction of an expanded facility that will enhance the delivery of basic needs and community resources in Steele county.

Exercisabilities, Inc, Rochester, MN, $45,000. For general operations to provide rehabilitation and adaptive health and wellness services to under-served individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities.

Family Service Rochester, Inc., Rochester, MN, $50,000. To provide home, community-based services and transportation to support older adults to live independently.

First Homes Properties, Rochester, MN, $35,000. For general operations to develop capacity for leadership in affordable housing development for low- to moderate-income families in the greater Rochester area.

Mankato Youth Place, Inc., Mankato, MN, $75,000. For general operations to provide youth development opportunities in the areas of academic success, healthy lifestyles, and good character for youth in Mankato.

Northfield Healthy Community Initiative, Northfield, MN, $70,000. For general operations to support community-driven initiatives to empower youth and close educational disparity gaps that exist for children and families in Northfield and Faribault.

Parenting Resource Center, Inc., Austin, MN, $60,000. For general operations to provide resources, services, and prevention education programs to parents and guardians.

Partners for Affordable Housing, Mankato, MN, $70,000. For general operations to provide emergency shelter and transitional housing for people experiencing homelessness in south-central Minnesota.

Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Saint Paul, MN, $75,000. To provide reproductive health education programs and outreach to young people and community members in Rochester and Mankato.

Project Friendship, Northfield, MN, $15,000. For general operations to provide mentorship for youth in Northfield, Minnesota.

Recovery Is Happening, Rochester, MN, $40,000. For general operations to provide support and resources that enhance long-term recovery for individuals with substance use disorders in southeastern Minnesota.

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.

Rochester Area Foundation, Rochester, MN, $50,000. To create a more efficient, effective, and collaborative nonprofit sector to maximize community impact in Olmsted County.

Teuby Continued, Arlington, MN, $10,000. For general operations to increase awareness of suicide prevention, mental health, and wellness through advocacy, education, and outreach.

Winona Family YMCA, Inc., Winona, MN, $75,000. To build fundraising capacity to sustainably address community health needs and inequities in the Winona area.

Winona Volunteer Services, Inc., Winona, MN, $40,000. For general operations to provide basic needs to individuals in Winona County.

Women’s Rural Advocacy Programs, Marshall, MN, $50,000. For general operations to provide safety and supportive services for victims of domestic abuse and sex trafficking in southwest Minnesota.

Young Men’s Christian Association of Mankato, Mankato, MN, $30,000. To provide mentoring opportunities and support for youth, mentors, and families in the Mankato area.

Minnesota Statewide

Cancer Legal Care, Saint Paul, MN, $55,000. For general operations to provide legal care services to Minnesotans affected by cancer.

Children’s Defense Fund – Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, $65,000. For support and expansion of the Economic Stability Indicator and Bridge to Benefits, which provide tools to help families access work support and financial assistance programs.

Every Meal, Roseville, MN, $750,000. To support child hunger through community and school partnerships.

Family Voices of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, $20,000. For general operations to provide support, information, and assistance for families raising children with disabilities.

Farmers’ Legal Action Group, Inc., Saint Paul, MN, $65,000. To provide legal services to farmers in need and legal support to farm advocates and organizations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Montana.

Greater Twin Cities United Way, Minneapolis, MN, $75,000. To support the 211 resource hotline to connect Minnesotans in crisis with information and resources to address their needs.

Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota, Inc., Saint Paul, MN, $80,000. For general operations to build capacity of Habitat for Humanity affiliates in Minnesota.

Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, $100,000. To provide comprehensive legal services to immigrants in Greater Minnesota.

Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas, Minneapolis, MN, $125,000. For general operations to fight anti-Semitism and prejudice, provide Holocaust education, and promote tolerance and social justice among the Jewish and broader communities.

Loaves and Fishes Too, Minneapolis, MN, $130,000. For general operations and matching funds to provide nutritious meals to Minnesotans in need.

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans, Saint Paul, MN, $60,000. For general operations to support veterans experiencing or at-risk of homelessness throughout Minnesota.

Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless, Inc., Saint Paul, MN, $85,000. For general operations to address homelessness and advance housing stability in Minnesota.

Minnesota Community Health Worker Alliance, Minneapolis, MN, $30,000. To improve health equity and optimal health outcomes by equipping communities with best practices in leveraging community health workers.

Prepare + Prosper, Saint Paul, MN, $130,000. For general operations to increase the financial capability of low- and moderate-income individuals.

Prevention Health Care Agency dba Isuroon, Minneapolis, MN, $95,000. For general operations to support the Somali community in Minnesota in post-pandemic recovery.

Western Montana

Boys & Girls Club of Glacier Country, Columbia Falls, MT, $40,000. For general operations to provide after-school and summer programs to youth in northwest Montana.

Heart of the Rockies Initiative, Missoula, MT, $30,000. To provide technical assistance and capacity building to enhance the local vitality economic well-being of rural and frontier towns in Montana.

Home ReSource, Missoula, MT, $42,000. For general operations to provide affordable, reused building materials and workforce development training in Missoula, Montana.

Open Aid Alliance, Missoula, MT, $40,000. For general operations to improve housing and healthcare for people stigmatized by HIV status, mental health, and substance abuse in western Montana.

Missoula Aging Services, Missoula, MT, $50,000. For general operations to support the independence, dignity, and health of older adults and those who care for them.

Montana Medical Association Foundation, Helena, MT, $100,000. To initiate secure access to real-time health information to improve healthcare for elderly and low-income residents in Montana.

Montana Meth Project, Missoula, MT, $25,000. For general operations to reduce first-time teen methamphetamine use in Montana through public service messaging and educational outreach.

Mountain Home Montana, Inc., Missoula, MT, $60,000. For general operations to provide a safe home and wraparound care for young mothers and their children who are experiencing homelessness in western Montana.

United Way of Missoula County, Missoula, MT, $50,000. To provide programs and services to end homelessness in Missoula County, Montana.

Central Montana

First Presbyterian Church, Great Falls, MT, $25,000. To provide respite for families with children who have medical diagnoses and/or developmental delays.

Montana Conservation Corps, Bozeman, MT, $60,000. To provide service learning opportunities for teens and emerging adults to develop purpose, character, resilience, and practical life and work skills.

Piikanii Lodge Health Institute, Browning, MT, $37,500. For a community planning process to develop a permanent facility to address community economics, health promotion, and disease reduction.

Rocky Boy Veterans Center, Box Elder, MT, $50,000. For general operations to provide support services and programs to assist American Indian Veterans.

YWCA of Great Falls, Great Falls, MT, $65,000. For general operations to serve individuals and families victimized by domestic or sexual assault to become self-sufficient.

Eastern Montana

Billings Family YMCA Inc, Billings, MT, $50,000. For general operations to support programs and activities to strengthen community well-being.

Billings Public Library Foundation, Inc., Billings, MT, $35,000. To purchase a lending kiosk to increase access to literacy in Billings, Montana.

Yellowstone CASA, Inc., Billings, MT, $50,000. For general operations to provide judicial advocacy for children experiencing abuse and neglect in Yellowstone County.

Intermountain Planned Parenthood, dba Planned Parenthood of Montana, Billings, MT, $37,500. To provide reproductive health education programs and outreach to young people and community members across Montana.

Messengers for Health, Crow Agency, MT, $30,000. For general operations to improve health and well-being of individuals on and near the Crow Indian Reservation.

Red Lodge Area Community Foundation, Red Lodge, MT, $31,000. For Connect Youth Program to provide resources for youth-focused opportunities and pre-K education and increase childcare access in Carbon County, Montana.

Montana Statewide

Kalispell Regional Healthcare Foundation, Kalispell, MT, $75,000. To improve access, care, and health equity through pediatric telemedicine for Montana’s children and families.

Share Our Strength, Baltimore, MD, $35,000. For No Kids Hungry Montana to provide technical support to improve access to healthy food for families struggling with food insecurity.

Northwest Wisconsin

American National Red Cross – Wisconsin Region, Altoona, WI, $100,000. For general operations to provide disaster response for the public, support services for veterans, and humanitarian aid for international evacuees in Wisconsin.

Amery Area Senior Citizens, Inc., Amery, WI, $35,000. For general operations to provide programs and services that benefit the health and wellness of community members.

Amery Regional Medical Center Foundation, Amery, WI, $150,000. To renovate the emergency department and cancer treatment center in order to meet medical needs in northwest Wisconsin.

Caring Hearts Thriftshop, INC, Webster, WI, $20,000. For general operations to provide food, clothing, and other supports to meet basic needs in northwest Wisconsin.

Fierce Freedom Inc, Altoona, WI, $15,000. For general operations to address human trafficking by supporting survivors and educating the public in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Free Clinic of Pierce and St. Croix Counties, Inc., River Falls, WI, $33,000. For general operations to provide free primary healthcare, medications, and preventative health education for Pierce and St. Croix County residents.

Friends of the Glenwood City Library, Inc., Glenwood City, WI, $25,000. To provide furniture and equipment for the new library in Glenwood City, Wisconsin.

Hudson Hospital Foundation, Hudson, WI, $25,000. To improve pediatric healthcare through access to on-demand virtual consultations with medical specialists.

Indianhead Enterprises of Menomonie, Inc., Menomonie, WI, $3,000. To provide community-based pre-vocational programs to ensure people with disabilities have access to community resources and employment options in Menomonie, Wisconsin.

Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers of Burnett County Inc., Webster, WI, $45,000. For general operations to provide a variety of support services for individuals and families in need in northwest Wisconsin.

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College, Hayward, WI, $20,000. To provide micro-grants to assist students with emergency expenses that might threaten their ability to be successful in college.

Literacy Volunteers – Chippewa Valley, Eau Claire, WI, $44,185. For general operations to provide free, flexible adult basic education services.

West Central Wisconsin Community Action Agency, Inc., Glenwood City, WI, $119,000. For general operations to improve the quality of life and increase self-sufficiency for low-income households in northwest Wisconsin.

Westfields Hospital Foundation, Inc., New Richmond, WI, $40,000. To provide grief support and resiliency training to youth and staff in the New Richmond and Somerset school districts.

North-Central Wisconsin

Boys & Girls Club of the Wausau Area, Inc., Wausau, WI, $125,000. For general operations and to renovate facilities to provide out-of-school youth development programming.

Northeast Wisconsin

CASA of the Fox Cities, Appleton, WI, $20,000. For general operations to advocate in local court to achieve placement in safe and permanent homes for children who have experienced abuse and neglect.

Catalpa Health, Inc., Appleton, WI, $50,000. For general operations to increase access to pediatric mental health services in Wisconsin.

Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes, Appleton, WI, $50,000. To provide the Girl Scout Leadership Experience for girls in northern Wisconsin.

Habitat For Humanity of Oshkosh, Inc., Oshkosh, WI, $20,000. For general operations to support households of low income to acquire and/or maintain housing.

Life Tools Foundation, Inc., Combined Locks, WI, $10,000. For general operations to provide one-on-one tutoring and skill-building for students of low income.

Mooring Programs, Inc. dba Apricity, Neenah, WI, $50,000. For general operations to provide support services to adults recovering from substance use disorders.

Neighborhood Housing Services Of Green Bay, Inc., Green Bay, WI, $25,000. For the Homebuyer Preparation Program to prepare families for homeownership through housing, financial education, and counseling.

Rainbow House Domestic Abuse Services, Inc., Marinette, WI, $50,000. For general operations to support survivors of domestic violence and their children throughout northeastern Wisconsin.

Sheboygan County Food Bank, Inc., Sheboygan, WI, $25,000. For general operations to increase food security and access in Sheboygan County.

St. Vincent de Paul Society of Appleton, Inc., Appleton, WI, $30,000. For the Basic Needs Program to support families of low income in Appleton.

Wise Women Gathering Place, Inc., Green Bay, WI, $30,000. For general operations to provide advocacy and support services for women experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, and other traumas.

Southwest Wisconsin

Catholic Charities, Inc., Diocese of Madison, Madison, WI, $30,000. For The Beacon Homeless Day Resource Center to provide support services for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

Couleecap, Inc., Westby, WI, $83,150. To support food deliveries, address housing barriers, and provide work experiences for low-income and homeless individuals and families.

Family Promise Of Greater Beloit, Inc., Beloit, WI, $60,000. For general operations and renovations to address homelessness by providing basic needs, shelter, and transitional housing support.

Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation, Inc., La Crosse, WI, $24,518. For the purchase of iPads for residents and fellows to increase their efficiency and flexibility in providing care.

Madison-Area Urban Ministry, dba JustDane, Madison, WI, $50,000. For Healing House, a medical recuperative shelter for families experiencing homelessness.

Operation Fresh Start, Madison, WI, $65,000. For general operations to provide education, mentoring, and employment training opportunities for young adults.

Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish dba Catholic Multicultural Center, Madison, WI, $30,000. To provide legal services to low-income immigrants, asylees, and refugees.

The Road Home Dane County, Madison, WI, $50,000. For general operations to provide programs and support services for homeless families in Dane County.

St. Clare Health Mission, La Crosse, WI, $50,000. For general operations to provide access to free healthcare to individuals of low-income in La Crosse.

United Way of Dane County, Madison, WI, $50,000. For Journey Home to provide coordinated reentry services in Dane County.

Southeast Wisconsin

1000 Generations, Inc., Elkhorn, WI, $50,000. For general operations to provide a community-based movement to promote systems of natural support for families in crisis and deflection from child welfare and foster care systems.

Audio & Braille Literacy Enhancement, Inc., Milwaukee, WI, $30,000. For general operations to produce and provide braille and audiobooks for people who are blind or print disabled.

Bethesda Lutheran Communities, Watertown, WI, $200,000. To promote safety, independence, and skill development through smart tech-based affordable housing and supportive services for people with developmental disabilities, seniors, and those at risk of homelessness in Milwaukee.

Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha Inc., Kenosha, WI, $65,000. For general operations to provide youth development and enrichment to at-risk children and youth in Kenosha.

Elmbrook Senior Taxi, Inc., Brookfield, WI, $15,000. For general operations to increase transportation services for seniors and adults with disabilities.

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, $150,000. For general operations to recover and distribute food to support food programs throughout eastern Wisconsin.

Friends, Inc., West Bend, WI, $35,000. For general operations to provide safe shelter and trauma-informed care for individuals and families experiencing domestic or sexual violence in southwest Wisconsin.

Giving to the Nations Inc, Racine, WI, $10,000. For general operations to provide personal care, baby care, and household cleaning products to address hygiene needs.

Literacy Services of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, $60,000. For general operations to provide adult literacy education, digital literacy, and workforce skills training.

Milwaukee Christian Center, Inc., Milwaukee, WI, $30,000. To provide opportunities, support, and services to assist older adults to remain healthy, living in their own homes, and connected to the community.

Wisconsin Statewide

Wisconsin Philanthropy Network, Inc., Milwaukee, WI, $4,100. For membership support to help donors maximize philanthropic efforts in Wisconsin communities.

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