Otto Bremer Trust awards 2 grants totaling $125,000 in Alexandria

Douglas County Car Care Program and Alexandria Area YMCA are the recipients.

The Otto Bremer Trust has awarded $12,125,516 in grants as part of its most recent grantmaking cycle.

Two of those grants were given to Alexandria area nonprofits:

  • Douglas County Car Care Program, Alexandria, $75,000. The grant will go toward general operations to provide car donations and repairs to low-income residents of west-central Minnesota.
  • Alexandria Area YMCA, Alexandria, $50,000. The money will support programs and activities to strengthen community well-being.

“As communities continue to feel the impact of the pandemic and economic uncertainty, these organizations are supporting basic needs, education and training, economic self-sufficiency, and other programs directed at helping the recovery,” said Brian Lipschultz, co-CEO and trustee, Otto Bremer Trust.
The Otto Bremer Trust is a bank holding company and a private charitable trust based in Saint Paul that works at the intersection of finance and philanthropy. Created in 1944 by Otto Bremer, it's 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.

The trust is the majority owner of Bremer Financial Corporation, a regional financial services company that manages a diversified investment portfolio and operates Community Benefit Financial Company, a financial resources subsidiary. Since its founding, Otto Bremer Trust has invested more than $841 million in people, places, and opportunities in the Upper Midwest. Visit .

A list of grants awarded to organizations in western and south-central Minnesota is included below. For a complete list of grants awarded, review the full release on its website .

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