Madison, WI – February 15, 2024 – Maydm, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing girls and youth of color with the skills, experiences, and connections to pursue careers in and change the face of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), is pleased to announce it has received a $50,000 grant from the Otto Bremer Trust. This generous grant will provide general funding which is integral to Maydm to help maintain stability as an organization. They will use this funding to add two new immersive programs, maintain staff support, build staff capacity, provide afterschool support to youth, grow partnerships in the community, and grow their internship program to accommodate more students and internship hosts. 

"We are thrilled to receive this grant from the Otto Bremer Trust," said Dr. Christina Outlay, Executive Director of Maydm. "This is the second year that we’ve been able to receive a gift from the Otto Bremer Trust, which is incredibly important to us as an organization to allow us to expand our reach and impact on the youth in our community. This year, we aim to reach 1,200 students; expand our internship program through our Career Exploration initiative; and increase year-long programming for consistent reach. We wouldn’t be able to accomplish our goals without the support of the Otto Bremer Trust.”

The Otto Bremer Trust is a charitable organization that invests in people, places, and opportunities in the Upper Midwest. Through its grantmaking, the Trust supports organizations that are working to build vibrant, equitable communities.

“The Otto Bremer Trust is proud to support Maydm, Inc.’s mission of providing girls and underrepresented youth with the skills, experience, and connections to pursue careers in STEM fields,” said Charlotte S. Johnson, co-CEO and trustee of the Otto Bremer Trust. “With this grant, Maydm can continue to provide programming for students in grades 6–12 in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, all in a safe and inclusive environment.”

Maydm relies on a variety of support, including individual donations, grants, corporate contributions, and community partnerships. If you're passionate about empowering students to change the face of STEM; consider supporting Maydm. Your donation will make a meaningful difference in the lives of young innovators. To contribute, visit

Registration for Maydm’s highly sought-after summer programs is now open. To find out more about how your middle or high schooler can get involved with Maydm, visit for more information.

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