Grotto Foundation, Inc. Awards 30 Grants Totaling $756,800

Friday, June 24, 2016

Grotto Foundation, Inc. approved $756,800 in grants to 30 nonprofits serving Minnesota and surrounding states during its most recent fiscal year. Grotto Foundation has actively supported Early Childhood Development programs for nearly a decade and Native language revitalization efforts for over 15 years. Starting in 2016, Grotto Foundation will be reevaluating their funding priorities. Therefore, the foundation is not seeking any new proposals for funding after July 15, 2016.

Grotto Foundation, Inc. was established in 1964. For the past 50 years, Grotto has sought to live out its vision of building Community, Family, and Understanding. They do so by investing in organizations that seek to strengthen the health of families and communities in order to better understand one another and work together for the common good.

Following is a list of all grants awarded May 1, 2015- April 30, 2016.

Organization

Program Description

Category

Amount

 

AMAZE

Family Childcare

ECD

$33,000

 

AICHO

Early Childhood Program

ECD

$30,000

 

Amherst Wilder Foundation

Incredible Years

ECD

$25,000

 

Ascension Place, Inc.

St. Anne’s Preschool

ECD

$30,000

$30,000

Catholic Charities of St. Paul

Prenatal and Parenting Program

ECD

$25,000

 

Dakota County

Birth to 8 Childhood Program

ECD

$50,000

 

Hallie Q. Brown

Early Learning Center

ECD

$20,000

 

Headway Emotional Health Services

Home Visiting Parenting

ECD

$15,000

 

Jeremiah Program

Parenting and Early Childhood Program

ECD

$25,000

 

Joyce Preschool

Community Preschool

ECD

$15,000

 

La Oportunidad

Parenting and Early Childhood Program

ECD

$15,000

 

Minnesota Literacy Council

Early Literacy

ECD

$20,000

 

Montessori Center of MN

Cornerstone Preschool

ECD

$25,000

 

Neighborhood House

Parenting and Early Childhood Program

ECD

$15,000

 

Phillis Wheatley Community Center

Mary T. Wellcome Childhood Center

ECD

$35,000

 

Pillsbury United Communities

Early Childhood Education Center

ECD

$25,000

 

Southside Family Nurturing Center

Early Childhood and Family Services

ECD

$20,000

 

St. David’s Center

Therapeutic Preschool

ECD

$25,000

 

St. Paul City School

Community Preschool

ECD

$25,000

 

Way to Grow

Early Childhood Development

ECD

$40,000

 

Palisade Area Community Resource

St. Croix River Exploration for Teens

ECD

$ 2,500

 

Prevention Health Care Agency

Somali Women’s Health Care

General

$25,000

 

Tiwahe Foundation

Capacity Building

General

$50,000

 

VocalEssence

WITNESS Program

General

$10,000

 

Winona Dakota Unity Alliance

Dakota Unity Homecoming

General

$10,000

 

American Indian College Fund

Lakota Language Development

NRLI

$25,000

 

Dream of Wild Health

Native Language/Agriculture

NRLI

$20,000

 

Grassroots Indigenous Multimedia

Native Language Publications

NRLI

$38,800

 

Red Cloud Indian School

Language Immersion School

NRLI

$40,000