Someplace Safe has received funding for a Fundraising Sustainability Project totaling $137,130 over two years from the Otto Bremer Trust. The grant will be used to strengthen the fundraising capacity of Someplace Safe by adding an executive assistant position in the development and communication program. The Fundraising Sustainability Project will also provide agency-wide fundraising training, education and skill-building for staff, according to a Someplace Safe news release.

“Having the Otto Bremer Trust recognize the importance of an enhanced fundraising ability in times of decreasing grant making will allow Someplace Safe to continue to provide vital services,” said Sheila Korby, Someplace Safe executive director.

Someplace Safe works in nine counties to eliminate violence and create safer communities in West Central Minnesota with advocacy, education and services, including parenting time centers and thrift stores.