Otto Bremer Trust

Two Menomonie organizations received funding Thursday to better the community.

The Otto Bremer Trust awarded more than $10 million in funding during its most recent grant cycle, and The Bridge to Hope and Positive Alternatives Inc., both in Menomonie, were among the organizations in Wisconsin to receive funding.

The Bridge to Hope received $100,000 for general operations and capital support to better better serve victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault and human trafficking. Positive Alternatives Inc. received $80,000 for use in their capital support system to expand treatment options to support young with mental health and substance abuse needs.

The Otto Bremer Trust, based in St. Paul, Minn., is a private charitable trust established in 1944 by founder Otto Bremer, a banker and community business leader. The trust owns 92% of Bremer Bank and also manages an investment portfolio. The trust’s mission is to invest in people, places and opportunities in the upper Midwest.

Since its inception, the trust has invested more than $700 million in organizations throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, and western Wisconsin.

To see a full list of grants, to go ottobremer.org.

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