Based in St. Paul, Minn., the Otto Bremer Foundation is a private charitable trust that empowers people to achieve full economic, civic and social participation in and for the betterment of their communities. It was established in 1944 by Otto Bremer, a successful banker and community and business leader. The Otto Bremer Foundation is the 92 percent owner of Bremer Bank and also manages a diversified investment portfolio. The returns on these holdings fund the foundation’s grantmaking, which benefits the communities that are home to Bremer banks.
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