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Investing more than $45 million to community organizations in 2015, the Otto Bremer Trust (OBT) is a 92% owner of Bremer Financial Corporation. The Otto Bremer Trust has a presence throughout Minnesota, western Wisconsin and North Dakota, where Bremer Banks are located. One focus of the trust is providing philanthropic investments that enable impactful projects to go forward.OBT team members engage closely with communities in order to understand their specific challenges and civic issues. Trustees and staff members sit down with organizational and community leaders to discuss concerns and proposed uses of investment dollars. The end result is healthier, more vibrant communities that are able to meet residents’ needs as well as provide civic and economic opportunities for everyone.In November, 2015, OBT provided a $250,000 matching grant to the fundraising campaign See Saint Paul toward its goal of generating $600,000 for its charitable giving. The organization provides eye screening and care to more than 14,000 elementary school students each year.