Eligibility Questionnaire


Before continuing, please call and ask to speak with a program staff member: 651-227-8036, 888-291-1123. Or email us at programsupport@ottobremer.org

Thank you for your interest in the Otto Bremer Trust. We regret that we cannot consider your proposal at this time. OBT grants are made only to organizations that have a tax-exempt status as defined under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, are certified as a public agency, are a religious organization, or have a fiscal agent agreement with a 501(c)(3) organization. 

Please refer to our website for more information about eligibility. 

If you have any questions about your eligibility to apply for a grant from the Otto Bremer Trust, please call 651-227-8036 or 888-291-1123.

Thank you for your interest in the Otto Bremer Trust. We regret that we cannot consider your proposal at this time. OBT grants are made only to organizations whose beneficiaries are residents of Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, or Wisconsin. 

Please refer to our website for more information about eligibility. 

If you have any questions about your eligibility to apply for a grant from the Otto Bremer Trust, please call 651-227-8036 or 888-291-1123.

Thank you for your interest in the Otto Bremer Trust. We regret that we cannot consider your proposal at this time. OBT does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or national origin. 

Please refer to our website for more information about eligibility. 

If you have any questions about your eligibility to apply for a grant from the Otto Bremer Trust, please call 651-227-8036 or 888-291-1123.
Otto Bremer Trust provides general operating, program, and capital grants. We do not provide grants for the following purposes:
  • Requests for projects outside of Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, or Wisconsin
  • Annual fundraisers and benefit events (e.g., we do not offer sponsorships)
  • Debt reduction
  • Endowments other than for the development of community foundations
  • Animal welfare
  • Animal-based therapy programs
  • Primary medical research
  • Sporting teams and events
  • Core K-12 academic curriculum and staff
  • One-time experiences, such as camps, trips, conferences, and events
  • Religious programs for the purpose of religious education or proselytization
  • Historical preservation and interpretive centers
  • Municipal infrastructure projects, including emergency response equipment, parks, and playgrounds
  • Programs principally focused on the arts, including books, theatrical productions, museums, film, video, and other media projects
  • Programs principally focused on environmental appreciation, enhancement or preservation


Thank you for your interest in the Otto Bremer Trust. We regret that we cannot consider your proposal at this time. The primary focus of your work falls outside our strategic vision. 

Please refer to our website for more information about eligibility. 

If you have any questions about your eligibility to apply for a grant from the Otto Bremer Trust, please call 651-227-8036 or 888-291-1123.
Based on your responses to these initial questions, we encourage you to continue with the application process. Please click the "Continue" button to get started. (NOTE: If you do not already have a username and password, click "New User" on the login page to set up an account.) If you close this window without continuing, you will be required to resubmit responses to these eligibility questions before you may begin a new application.