Otto Bremer Foundation grantmaking expands to southeastern Minnesota

October 27, 2014

With the January 2015 opening of new Bremer Bank locations in Austin, Eyota, Houston, Kasson, Rochester, Rollingstone, St. Charles, Stewartville, and Winona, Minnesota, these communities join close to 80 other Bremer communities in western Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Dakota

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Procedural changes to strengthen grantmaking process

June 26, 2014

The Foundation is introducing a few procedural changes to the grantmaking process.

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A $4 million scholarship program will help underrepresented students reach the finish line in community and technical college programs

May 21, 2014

The Foundation’s new Finish Line Scholarship Program will provide up to $4 million over two years to selected MnSCU community and technical colleges in or near Bremer Bank communities.

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Grantmaking update

April 17, 2014

This brief update looks back at 2013 and shows our applicants and grantees where to read more about our grantmaking focus and processes for 2014.

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A new evaluation resource for community organizations and funders

April 16, 2014

A new Foundation publication introduces and illustrates core evaluation concepts that can help organizations understand and improve the results of the programs they support.

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Coming soon: Online grant applications

December 20, 2013

Beginning in early 2014, the Otto Bremer Foundation will move to receiving grant applications online via its new online portal.

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Otto Bremer Foundation grantmaking expands to La Crosse and Eau Claire, Wisconsin

March 21, 2013

With the opening of new Bremer Bank locations in La Crosse and Eau Claire, Wisconsin, the two communities join close to 80 Bremer communities in western Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Dakota.

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Mankato community summit focuses on youth issues

March 19, 2013

Teens, college students, parents, community leaders and others gathered on the evening of February 11 to discuss the well-being of youth in Mankato.

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Fergus Falls visit highlights concerns and goals shared by many communities

March 19, 2013

In early February, Foundation trustee Charlotte Johnson and executive director Randi Ilyse Roth visited Fergus Falls. During their visit, they met with community leaders from government, education, business, grantmaking and other institutions.

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Early lessons of the Bremer rural libraries and literacy leadership program

February 20, 2013

With support from the Foundation, six libraries and six literacy organizations in Greater Minnesota are participating in a program to strengthen their ability to serve their communities

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