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Bremer bank, foundation donate to WCF

The Woodbury Community Foundation (WCF) has recently received financial support from Bremer Bank and the Otto Bremer Foundation, called "generous donations and grants to benefit the Woodbury community" by the WCF.

Bremer Bank has donated $5,000 to the WCF for ongoing operations as the organization continues to develop its mission and purpose for the future.

The Otto Bremer Foundation has provided a $91,000 operations grant over a three-year period for the WCF to hire its first executive director, Alisa Rabin Bell, as well as $3,870 for initial strategic planning in partnership with MAP for Nonprofits.

"The Woodbury Community Foundation is making significant progress toward its goals of serving the needs of all of the citizens of Woodbury," said Steve Meads, president and chief executive officer of Bremer Bank. "We are pleased to recognize and support their commitment to this community and look forward to partnering with them in the future."

According to a spokeperson, one of Bremer Bank's core values is that it believes in "taking an active leadership role in the development of the communities we serve."

The mission statement of the Otto Bremer Foundation affirms that it strives to "assist people in achieving full economic, civic and social participation in and for the betterment of their communities."

The Woodbury Community Foundation was established in 2003 "to connect people and organizations with causes that matter in order to strengthen our community for the benefit of all."

To achieve the greatest impact, the WCF targets its grants toward specific areas. These currently include meeting the social service needs of its citizens; enhancing their health and safety; and beautifying Woodbury.

Grants are given two times a year to those organizations serving the community of Woodbury.

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