Otto Bremer Trust: 34 Wisconsin organizations receive grants totaling $3.3 million

ST. PAUL, December 1, 2022 — The Otto Bremer Trust has awarded $9,265,639 in grants
and program-related investments as part of its most recent grantmaking cycle.

“We value the work of the many organizations across the region that continue to make a
positive change in their communities,” said Charlotte Johnson, co-CEO and trustee, OBT.

The Otto Bremer Trust is a private charitable trust based in St. Paul, Minn. Created in 1944 by Otto Bremer, it is committed to supporting a better quality of life for residents of
Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. Since its founding, OBT has invested
nearly $1 billion in people, places, and opportunities in its region. Visit

Below is a list of grants awarded to organizations throughout Wisconsin. See the full
release on our website for a complete list of grants awarded.

Northwest Wisconsin
Boy Scouts of America, WI, Eau Claire, $40,000. For general operations to provide Scouting experiences and development opportunities to youth in northwestern Wisconsin.

Feed My People, Inc, WI, Eau Claire, $125,000. For general operations to provide food for
anyone facing food insecurity in west-central Wisconsin.

Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, Inc., WI, Milwaukee, $40,000.
To provide supportive services to adults in Eau Claire dealing with chronic and persistent mental health challenges and homelessness.

St. Croix Valley Sexual Assault Response Team, Inc., WI, Hudson, $75,000. For general
operations to provide forensic medical examination services and advocacy to victims of
sexual violence in western Wisconsin.

Western Dairyland Economic Opportunity Council, Inc., WI, Independence, $60,000. To
provide job skills, educational advancement, and employment opportunities for at-risk
young adults in Eau Claire.

North-Central Wisconsin
Boys & Girls Club of the Tri-County Area, WI, Berlin, $40,000. For general operations to
provide youth development programming and enrichment opportunities.

Faith in Action of Marathon County, Inc., WI, Wausau, $15,000. For general operations to
provide services to homebound senior citizens in Marathon County.

Howard Young Foundation, Inc., WI, Arbor Vitae, $10,000. For general operations and
capital improvement of the Lakeland food pantry.

Northeast Wisconsin
Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services, Inc, WI, Oshkosh, $45,000. For general operations to provide education, safety, and support to survivors of domestic abuse and educate the community to identify, respond to, and prevent abuse.

Community Clothes Closet, Inc., WI, Menasha, $53,700. For general operations and
technology upgrades to provide free clothing to individuals and families with financial

Family Resource Center of Sheboygan County, WI, Plymouth, $50,000. For general
operations to provide adult literacy and home visitations to support families with
young children.

Foundations Health & Wholeness, Inc., WI, Green Bay, $100,000. For general operations
to provide mental health counseling, foster care, and youth services.

Greater Oshkosh Healthy Neighborhoods Incorporated, WI, Oshkosh, $10,000. For
general operations to engage residents, encourage reinvestment, and elevate civic

House of Hope Green Bay, Inc., WI, Green Bay, $60,000. For general operations to provide services to unaccompanied youth and families with children experiencing
homelessness in northeastern Wisconsin.

Pillars, Inc., WI, Appleton, $50,000. For general operations to provide safe, emergency
shelter and basic needs for families experiencing homelessness.

Southwest Wisconsin
Bayview Foundation, WI, Madison, $250,000. To support a capital campaign to increase
affordable housing and community-based supportive services in Madison, Wisconsin.

Chrysalis, Inc., WI, Madison, $40,000. For general operations to promote mental health
and substance use recovery in Dane County by supporting work opportunities that encourage hope, healing, and wellness.

Deerfield Community Center, WI, Deerfield, $10,000. To provide a client choice food
pantry and meal program to individuals and families facing food insecurity.

Domestic Abuse Intervention Services, WI, Madison, $50,000. For general operations to
support survivors of intimate partner violence through emergency shelter, case
management services, legal advocacy, and other services in Dane County.

Independent Living Resources, Inc., WI, La Crosse, $30,000. To provide homeless outreach services to unsheltered individuals in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Middleton Outreach Ministry, WI, Middleton, $75,000. For general operations to provide
stable housing services, food and clothing, and financial assistance in Dane County.

River Food Pantry, WI, Madison, $80,000. For general operations to alleviate food
insecurity among low-income and underserved populations in Dane County.

Southeast Wisconsin
Eras Senior Network, Inc., WI, Waukesha, $60,000. For general operations to serve
isolated seniors, adults with disabilities, and family caregivers in Waukesha and
Milwaukee Counties.

IMPACT Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services, Inc., WI, Milwaukee, $35,000. To support and grow a community resource database that makes social services more accessible and navigable for professionals working with people in need in southeast Wisconsin.

LOTUS Legal Clinic, WI, Milwaukee, $55,000. For general operations to provide direct legal and support services to victims of sexual violence and human trafficking in Wisconsin.

Milwaukee Center For Independence, Inc., WI, Milwaukee, $100,000. To purchase
equipment for a commercial production kitchen to increase access to fresh, healthy
meals for children in Milwaukee.

NAMI Washington County, Inc., WI, West Bend, $20,000. For general operations to
provide education, support, advocacy, and community awareness so those affected by
mental illness can build better lives.

Northwest Side Community Development Corporation, WI, Milwaukee, $1,500,000. To
increase our capacity to provide small business loans to minority entrepreneurs in
Milwaukee, WI.

St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care, WI, Milwaukee, $50,000. For general
operations to provide intergenerational day care for children, elders, and people with
disabilities in Milwaukee.

St. Coletta of Wisconsin, Inc., WI, Jefferson, $50,000. For general operations to provide
day programs, employment support, and housing to persons with developmental
disabilities in southeast Wisconsin.

Saukville Community Food Pantry, WI, Saukville, $100,000. To purchase and renovate a
new facility to address food insecurity and provide other essential supplies to people in
Ozaukee County, Wisconsin.

United Methodist Children’s Services of Wisconsin, Inc., WI, Milwaukee, $50,000. For
general operations to provide housing, child care, and supportive wraparound services
for low-income families in the Washington Park neighborhood of Milwaukee.

Walworth County Food Pantry, Inc., WI, Elkhorn, $20,000. For general operations to
provide basic needs to individual and families in Walworth County.