Jeremiah Program Minneapolis-St. Paul Receives Otto Bremer Trust Grant

Jeremiah Program Minneapolis-St. Paul Receives Otto Bremer Trust Grant

MINNEAPOLIS – December 27, 2018 – Jeremiah Program Minneapolis-St. Paul is pleased to announce it’s been awarded $40,000 for general operating expenses from the Otto Bremer Trust to increase social and economic mobility among families headed by low-income single mothers in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN.

“We are so grateful for the ongoing and longstanding support from the Otto Bremer Trust that continues to help families transform themselves out of generational poverty into prosperity two generations at a time,” said La Juana Whitmore, executive director of Jeremiah Program Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN. “The commitment to the Minneapolis-St. Paul community from the Otto Bremer Trust continues to inspire us to move our mission forward.”

“Jeremiah Program continues to build on the success of its services and programming aimed at helping low-income mothers and their children to move beyond poverty and into a life of economic independence,” said Daniel C. Reardon, co-CEO and trustee, Otto Bremer Trust. “This is a model worth emulating and we’re pleased to be investing in the work they are doing in the region.”

About the Otto Bremer Trust

The Otto Bremer Trust (OBT), based in St. Paul, MN, is a private charitable trust established in 1944 by founder Otto Bremer, a successful banker and community business leader. OBT owns 92 percent of Bremer Bank and also manages a diversified investment portfolio. The mission of OBT is to invest in people, places and opportunities in the Upper Midwest. Since its inception, OBT has invested more than $650 million in organizations throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, and western Wisconsin. Visit

About Jeremiah Program

Jeremiah Program offers one of the nation’s most successful strategies for transforming families from poverty to prosperity two generations at a time with limited government aid. Two-Generational – or 2Gen – programs uniquely focus on the whole family and achieve long-term, sustainable results. The approach has been proven to achieve significant educational, health and economic benefits for parents, children and communities.

Jeremiah Program operates nationally in both residential programs with integrated housing and early childhood services and non-residential programs where housing and early childhood education are provided through community partnerships. The organization is on a consistent growth path with its newest programs in Rochester, MN and Brooklyn, NY. Jeremiah Program also has a presence in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN; Austin, TX; Boston, MA; and Fargo, ND-Moorhead, MN.