The Otto Bremer Trust has awarded $10,257,564 in grants as part of its recent grantmaking cycle.

Fergus Falls Area Habitat for Humanity Affiliate Inc. and Perham Community Food Shelf Inc. were two of the groups selected from the western and south-central Minnesota group to receive grants. The Fergus Falls Habitat for Humanity received $90,000 to build volunteer, fundraising and construction capacity to increase the available affordable housing in Fergus Falls.  Perham Food Shelf received $44,000 to renovate the interior of their expanded facility.

“We are proud to invest in these programs and organizations that are providing fresh and innovative solutions to help communities across the region,” said Charlotte Johnson, Co-CEO and trustee, OBT.

The Otto Bremer Trust is a bank-holding company and a private charitable trust based in Saint Paul, that works at the intersection of finance and philanthropy. OBT is the 92% owner of Bremer Bank, a regional financial services company, and also manages a diversified investment portfolio. Since its founding, OBT has invested more than $700 million in people, places, and opportunities in the Upper Midwest. Visit

A list of grants awarded to organizations in western and south-central Minnesota is included below. For a complete list of grants, review the full release on the group’s website.


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