Grotto Foundation, Inc. Awards 30 Grants Totaling $813,807

Friday, July 21, 2017

Grotto Foundation, Inc. approved $813,807 in grants to 26 nonprofits serving Minnesota and surrounding states during its most recent fiscal year. Starting in 2016, Grotto Foundation began reevaluating their funding priorities. Prior to then, Grotto Foundation had actively supported Early Childhood Development programs for nearly a decade and Native language revitalization efforts for over 15 years. This fiscal year’s grants represent the completion of the foundation’s focus on Early Childhood Development and Native Language Revitalization. Because the foundation’s Board continues to explore new issue areas, Grotto  is not accepting requests for proposals at this time.

Grotto Foundation, Inc. was established in 1964. For the past 53 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, 2016- April 30, 2017.



Amherst H. Wilder Foundation


Ascension Place


Beyond Walls


Bolder Options


Hallie Q. Brown




Jefferson Awards Foundation


Jeremiah Program


Jewish Family and Children’s Service

of Minneapolis


Montessori Training Center


Palisade Area Community Kids

Education Resource Service


Project Success


Reach Out & Read MN


Red Cloud Indian School


St. Paul City School


St. Paul College


St. Paul Police Foundation


St. Peter Community Childcare


Tiwahe Foundation


Waadookodaading School


Wallin Education Partners


Way to Grow


Women's Advocates


YWCA Minneapolis