Montana groups get $1.4M from Bremer Trust


Two Helena-based groups will receive a portion of the $1.4 million the Otto Bremer Trust is giving to Montana organizations, it was announced Tuesday.

Shodair Children’s Hospital will get $250,000 to help build a new hospital to provide pediatric and adolescent mental and behavioral health services.

Helena-based Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Montana will get $40,000 for general operations to create and support one-to-one youth mentoring relationships in central Montana.

The money is part of $14,608,759 in grants and program-related investments given away nationwide Tuesday by the Bremer Trust as part of its most recent grant cycle.

“This funding provides leverage to build upon the already amazing community support,” said Jesse Mahugh, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Montana.

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Jesse Mahugh is the CEO of Big Brothers, Big Sisters for the Helena, Great Falls and Boulder area.

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He said the grant “will allow us to enroll more children in our mentoring program and recruit more volunteer Bigs.”

“We are expanding our program

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