Otto Bremer Foundation Awards $10.7 Million in Grants

The in St. Paul has announced grants totaling $10.7 million — the largest payout in its history — to nonprofits in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Sixty-six grants were awarded to organizations in Minnesota, including grants of $250,000 to in Minneapolis in support of a dental therapy training program and dental services in central Minnesota and the Wayzata-based Community of Recovering People for scholarships to residents of the state in need of addiction recovery services; and a grant of $175,000 to the in Bloomington in support of its Children's Mental Health Project, which works to improve the health and well-being of children with mental health and emotional or behavioral disorders.

Twenty-five grants were awarded to organizations in North Dakota, including a grant of $100,000 to in support of operations at its emergency shelter and the basic needs of homeless men in the area; $150,00 to the for general operating support; and $175,000 to in support of its efforts to provide legal services to low-income individuals in the western part of the state.

And seventeen grants were awarded to organizations in Wisconsin, including a grant of $50,000 to the to provide family and child education resources in Dunn County and a grant of $67,000 to the to hire a volunteer coordinator for its . In addition, the foundation awarded $165,000 to in Washington, D.C., and $75,000 to the Notah Begay III Foundation in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, in support of its Native Strong program, which offers technical assistance, research and advocacy in Native American communities in northern Minnesota.

"We are very pleased to provide funding to this diverse variety of organizations throughout our region," said Bremer Foundation co-CEO and trustee Charlotte S. Johnson. "We were impressed with the quality of the grant requests and the excellent and inspiring work that they represent."

For a complete list of visit the Bremer Foundation website.

"." Otto Bremer Foundation Press Release 12/08/2014.