St. Paul, MN. (November 25, 2019) – The Sanneh Foundation (TSF) is pleased to announce the award of $450,000 in grant support from the Otto Bremer Trust. This major multi-year investment will provide general operating support for TSF’s work in all the places St. Paul families live, learn, work, and play.

This new round of funding builds on six years of investments in TSF made by the Otto Bremer Trust (OBT). Beginning with early stage program investment in 2013, OBT support has been crucial to TSF’s successful and sustained growth, which now includes a $10 million dollar capital campaign to transform the community center it operates and manages on the city of St. Paul’s East Side.

“The Otto Bremer Trust’s early recognition of TSF’s potential, and its desire to support St. Paul has strengthened our organization’s ability to advance community through youth development,” said Tony Sanneh, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Sanneh Foundation. “This new large-scale investment by OBT will bolster our work, and help us continue improving the social and physical infrastructure of the East Side by transforming the Conway Community Center into the community asset all youth and families deserve.”

“Providing safe, supportive spaces for youth is vital to our city’s future,” said Mayor Melvin Carter. “The Otto Bremer Trust’s ongoing support of The Sanneh Foundation ensures we can keep this promise for our community.”


About the Sanneh Foundation

The Sanneh Foundation (TSF) is a Saint Paul, Minnesota based 501(c)3 created to serve the holistic youth development needs of the increasingly diverse Twin Cities metro area. TSF’s mission is to empower youth by supporting and promoting educational attainment through in-school and after-school support, improve lives by providing programs that strengthen physical health and social and emotional development, and unite communities by advancing diversity, equity, and community well-being.

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About the Otto Bremer Trust

The Otto Bremer Trust, based in St. Paul, Minn., is a private charitable trust established in 1944 by founder Otto Bremer, a successful banker and community business leader. OBT owns 86 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 $700 million in organizations throughout Minnesota, North Dakota and western Wisconsin.