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Rochester agencies receive grants from trust

Otto Bremer

Six Rochester organizations were recently awarded grants from the Otto Bremer Trust.

• Boys & Girls Club of Rochester was awarded $50,000 to support program expansion to provide additional youth development opportunities to more children.

• The Diversity Council is receiving $10,000 for general operations to reform systems and re-norm society by integrating marginalized people and power structures.

• Family Service Rochester, Inc., was awarded $50,000 for the development of a nonprofit alliance to support backroom operations of area nonprofits.

• NAMI Southeast Minnesota was granted $37,000 for general operations to strengthen community capacity to support mental illness recovery, optimal mental health and resiliency.


• Recovery Is Happening will received $30,000 for general operations to provide support and services to individuals in recovery.

• United Way of Olmsted County, Inc., was awarded a total of $150,000. The first $75,000 will be used to establish partnerships and continuous improvement practices in the early stages of the Rochester Community Schools collective impact effort. The agency will receive another $75,000 to enhance technology to improve user productivity, inter- and intra-organization collaboration, system reliability, performance, and data security.

The grants are part of 119 awards totaling $7,456,601 to organizations throughout the Upper Midwest as part of the trust’s most recent grantmaking cycle.

"These organizations are making a positive difference and the Otto Bremer Trust’s investments represent our continuing commitment to help strengthen communities across the region," said Charlotte Johnson, the trust’s co-CEO and trustee.

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