Monday, December 19, 2011

The Otto Bremer Foundation Announces $7 Million in Year-End Grantmaking

The Otto Bremer Foundation Provides $7 Million to Help Communities Meet Basic Needs and Provide Opportunities for People in Poverty

The Otto Bremer Foundation today announced 52 grants totaling $7 million to address the impact of the persistently difficult economic conditions on the lives of vulnerable people, especially those living in poverty. The grants will enable community organizations in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin to provide support for basic needs, such as food, clothing, shelter and access to medical care. Grants will also provide opportunities for people living in poverty to access the tools, skills, connections and other resources they need to begin to change their situation over the long term.

“This two‐pronged approach—addressing immediate needs during a time of crisis and providing opportunities to achieve long‐term economic stability—is part of a deep tradition at the Otto Bremer Foundation,” said William H. Lipschultz, a trustee of the Foundation. “Otto Bremer believed that people could survive and flourish if they had help at critical times.”

Read the full press release.

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