How to Apply

Thank you for considering the Otto Bremer Trust as a source of support for your work. Please review the Grantmaking Overview and Grantmaking FAQs before beginning your application.

Grant application

To apply for funding, please complete the eligibility questions at the relevant application link below. You will then be guided through the next steps of the process.

If after completing the eligibility questions you are encouraged to continue with the application process, you will arrive at the portal landing page, where you will either register for a new account or log in to your already existing account. From there, you will arrive at the first page of a new grant application.

  • Standard grant.
  • Sponsored grant (a grant to a fiscal sponsor). An application for a sponsored grant must be submitted by the organization acting as the fiscal sponsor. (Please review our Fiscal Sponsorship page before beginning your application.)

If you have already started your online grant application, log in to continue.

If you wish to review the application questions in advance, you may download them here.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact us at 651-227-8036 or toll-free at 888-291-1123. If you have questions about the use of the Applicant and Grantee Portal, please ask for portal support, or email us at

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For information about program-related investments, please review our PRI page.