Evolve Grand Forks Receives $20,000 from Otto Bremer Trust

GRAND FORKS, North Dakota (February 2022) – Evolve Grand Forks received a $20,000 grant from the Otto Bremer Trust, which will be utilized to support current program staffing, purchase a tablet to manage reservation space within The 701 Coworking space, and improve programming diversity and reach. 

Executive Director, Maggie Brockling, states: “We, at Evolve Grand Forks, are so grateful and honored to have been selected to receive funding from the Otto Bremer Foundation. Right now, ensuring our programs are inclusive to all backgrounds is a top priority. We are working on developing a volunteer program and creating program evaluations to measure efficacy. Thank you to Otto Bremer Foundation for helping Evolve Grand Forks further our mission.”

“Evolve Grand Forks provides much needed financial resources that are helping with small business growth in the community during this challenging time,” said Brian Lipschultz, Co-CEO and Trustee, OBT. “We continue to serve as a resource for these extraordinary nonprofits that are on the front lines, giving people an opportunity to lead better lives.”

About Evolve Grand Forks: Established in 2017 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Evolve Grand Forks created programs to support the area’s entrepreneurial activity. Well known, The 701 Coworking space offers affordable office space for start-ups and budding businesses in the region. The 701 Coworking space is home to many of the area’s business owners and offers a convenient location to work remotely or as a team. Other programs include: UpNext (formerly 1 Million Cups), Main Street, Startup GF, Support Small-Love Local, and serving as a convener for the Grand Forks Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.

Our Mission: Increasing market accessibility for entrepreneurs by advocacy, connection, and inspiration.