Otto Bremer Trust makes 210 grants totaling $12.1 million

More than $2.1 million awarded to organizations in Wisconsin, including Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin

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. Visit

A list of grants awarded to organizations in Wisconsin is included below. For a complete list of grants awarded, see the full release on our website.