Foundation Reports and Fact Sheets
Support for Homeless Youth
Grants totaling $4 million over three years are helping six organizations enhance safety and short-term stability for homeless youth and enable them to start on the path of healthy development. Funding is building additional capacity for street outreach to homeless youth, increasing the emergency shelter space available for youth and providing operating support for opportunity centers where homeless youth can find daytime support and connections to health, educational and employment opportunities.
Promoting Positive Youth Development in Mankato
Four grants totaling up to $1 million are promoting positive youth development activities in Mankato, ensuring broad access to these activities by addressing financial and logistical barriers and encouraging community members to help build the financial capacity to address youth development into the future. The initiative is based on the belief that the community benefits when all youth have opportunities for participation and leadership.
The Bremer Emergency Fund:
Helping Individuals and Families Navigate Crisis
The Bremer Emergency Fund was created as a joint response by the Otto Bremer Foundation and Bremer Bank to the economic challenges facing communities. The fund provided 81 grants totaling $4.2 million to enable community organizations in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin to provide emergency financial assistance to families and individuals struggling to provide basics such as food, warm and stable housing, health care, and reliable transportation. This report outlines the impact of the 2009 emergency fund grants as well as ongoing needs identified by the participating organizations.