Fox Valley Memory Project receives $20,000 grant from the Otto Bremer Trust to support programs for people living with dementia and their caregivers across the Fox Valley region
Fox Valley Memory Project (FVMP) is proud to announce that Otto Bremer Trust has awarded $20,000 to support programs that serve people living with dementia and their caregivers in Calumet, Outagamie, Waupaca, and Winnebago counties. Fox Valley Memory Project collaborates with other organizations to build communities that welcome, include, and support persons with dementia and those who care for them.
This grant which will support the expansion of existing programs like Memory Cafés, Mindworks Classes, respite opportunities for caregivers, support groups, and new social outings. “The demand for support coming out of the pandemic continues to increase for more than 8,500 families in the greater Fox Valley who have a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other dementia. This grant will help these families through the challenges of the dementia journey,” said Mike Rohrkaste, Executive Director.
FVMP also provides other programs and services, including a dementia chorus called On a Positive Note, community education and training, and resource navigation. Our partnerships with numerous organizations including county Aging and Disability Resource Centers, public libraries, Mosaic Family Health’s REACH program, the YMCAs, police departments and more are helping to create a dementia-friendly Fox Valley.
About Fox Valley Memory Project
Fox Valley Memory Project is a community organization in northeastern Wisconsin helping people living with memory loss, their care partners, and families to live well through compassion, understanding, engagement, acceptance, inclusion, and joy. Working with many partner organizations, we offer multiple programs including socialization events, caregiver education and support, respite, referral services, and community education. Based at the Goodwill Community Center in Menasha, the organization received its independent 501(c)(3) status in 2018.
About the Otto Bremer Trust
The Otto Bremer Trust is a bank holding company and a private charitable trust based in Saint Paul, Minn., that works at the intersection of finance and philanthropy. Created in 1944 by Otto Bremer, it is today one of the nation’s largest philanthropic organizations and is committed to supporting a better quality of life for residents of Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. OBT is the majority owner of Bremer Financial Corporation, a regional financial services company; manages a diversified investment portfolio; and operates Community Benefit Financial Company, a financial resources subsidiary. Since its founding, OBT has invested more than $841 million in people, places, and opportunities in the Upper Midwest. Visit www.ottobremer.org.