Otto Bremer Trust Awards Five Fargo Area Nonprofits $515,000

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Otto Bremer Trust has awarded five Fargo-Moorhead area nonprofit organizations grants totaling $515,000 as part of its latest grants-making cycle.  

The organizations receiving grants are:

F5 Project, Fargo, $80,000, for general operations to provide temporary housing and community-based behavioral health services for ex-offenders.

Fraser, Ltd., Fargo, $125,000, to provide transitional housing, mental health services, and wrap-around supports to homeless youth in Fargo.  Impact Foundation, Fargo, $72,000, for general operations to build the capacity of nonprofits across North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.

Impact Foundation, Fargo, $95,000, to provide school-aged youth with healthy, safe, and alcohol- and drug-free enrichment activities in Casselton, N.D.

Prairie Public Broadcasting, Inc., Fargo, $25,050. Prairie Public Broadcasting provides quality radio, television, and public media services that educate, involve, and inspire the people of the prairie region.

“Even with a strong economy and signs that the worst of the pandemic may be behind us, countless citizens in our four-state region are still struggling and need support,” said Brian Lipschultz, Co-CEO and Trustee, OBT. “We continue, day in and day out, to serve as a resource for these extraordinary nonprofits that are on the front lines, giving people an opportunity to lead better lives.”

The Otto Bremer Trust is a bank holding company and a private charitable trust based in Saint Paul, Minn., that works at the intersection of finance and philanthropy. Created in 1944 by Otto Bremer, it is today one of the nation’s largest philanthropic organizations and is committed to supporting a better quality of life for residents of Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. OBT is the majority owner of Bremer Financial Corporation, a regional financial services company; manages a diversified investment portfolio; and operates Community Benefit Financial Company, a financial resources subsidiary. Since its founding, OBT has invested more than $908 million in people, places, and opportunities in the Upper Midwest. For more information, visit