Community Benefit Financial Company Emergency Fund

Otto Bremer Trust

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Wisconsin

Location of residency: Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Wisconsin

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NOTE: We are working to develop a streamlined application and approval process. Please check back for updates on the application process.

Community Benefit Financial Company Emergency Fund

In response to COVID-19, the Otto Bremer Trust (OBT) has established a $50 million emergency fund through its Community Benefit Financial Company (CBFC) subsidiary to provide financial support to Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Montana nonprofits and other community organizations impacted by and responding to the pandemic.

The fund will provide resources in the form of short-term loans, lines of credit, and emergency grants.

These are challenging times for all organizations, but certainly for nonprofit organizations that are engaged in important work in our communities. Please review the qualifications and application process below before submitting.

The fund is designated for emergency requests only and is separate from our normal grantmaking process. Non-emergency requests should go through our regular application process.

Having an existing grant or a grant application in process will not impact your eligibility to apply to the fund. If you have questions about an existing grant, please contact your program officer.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • All nonprofit organizations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Montana are welcome to apply for emergency funding.
  • Under IRS regulations, the use of funding must advance the charitable objectives of the Otto Bremer Trust.