Helena groups to get $270,000 in grants from Bremer trust

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Five Helena-based groups will get a total of $270,000 from nearly $11 million in grants dispersed in several states by the Otto Bremer Trust.

“The grant recipients are making a positive impact in their communities and we are impressed with the good work they do,” Daniel C. Reardon, co-CEO and trustee, said Thursday in a news release.

The Otto Bremer Trust is a bank holding company and a private charitable trust based in St. Paul, Minnesota, that blends finance and philanthropy.

Created in 1944 by Otto Bremer, it is one of the nation’s largest philanthropic organizations and helps bring a better quality of life for residents of Montana, Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin.

The Helena recipients are:

Florence Crittenton Home & Services will get  $25,000 for general operations to provide residential treatment, transitional living, early home visiting, parent education, child care, case management and permanent supportive housing for women and children.Friendship Center of Helena Inc. will get $50,000 for general operations to provide services to those affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking and to help provide relationships free from violence in the community.St. Peter’s Health Foundation will get $80,000 to improve behavioral health systems within the greater Helena community.Leadership Montana will

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