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Someplace Safe Receives Otto Bremer Trust Grant


We are pleased to announce the Otto Bremer Trust has provided Someplace Safe with funding for a Fundraising Sustainability Project.

Someplace Safe has received $137,130.00, which will be used over a 2-year period to strengthen the fundraising capacity of Someplace Safe, creating a more sustainable funding plan for the future. This grant will used in large part to fund an Executive Assistant position for the agency’s Development and Communication program throughout the course of the 2-year project, providing assistance agency-wide with event planning, donor management, agency marketing and communication tasks. The Fundraising Sustainability Project will also provide agency-wide fundraising training, education, and skill-building for staff with professional fundraising consultant Patrick Kirby of Do Good Better Consulting.

“An organization’s ability to develop fundraising capacity is critical to its long-term success, and that is why Otto Bremer Trust considers it an important activity to support,” said Charlotte Johnson, Co-CEO and Trustee, OBT. Sheila Korby, Executive Director of Someplace Safe added, “Having the Otto Bremer Trust recognize the importance of an enhanced fundraising ability in times of decreasing grantmaking will allow Someplace Safe to continue to provide vital services. Someplace Safe could not assist survivors of crime and violence without our dedicated supporters, donors, staff and volunteers. They are the reason the agency is able to provide services to victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, exploitation, human trafficking, and other crimes, having an immeasurable impact on their lives, creating safer families and safer communities throughout west central Minnesota.”

About the Otto Bremer Trust

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. OBT is the 86 percent owner of Bremer Bank, a regional financial services company, and also manages a diversified investment portfolio. Since its founding, OBT has invested more than $700 million in people, places, and opportunities in the Upper Midwest. Visit ottobremer.org.


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