Community, Family and Understanding: Groto works with people from communities of different ethnic groups and cultures who are insired by their sense of vision and possibility.

The Grotto Foundation, Inc., works to improve the education and economic, physical and social well-being of citizens, with a special focus on families and culturally diverse groups. The Foundation is further interested in increasing public understanding of American cultural heritage, the cultures of nations and the individual’s responsibility to fellow human beings.

The Grotto Foundation makes grants in two program areas:

Our board meets four times per year in February, April, June and October.

Organizations applying for funding under Early Childhood Development must be in Minnesota and serve in Minnesota.

Organizations applying for funding under Native Languages must be in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and South Dakota.


Held on September 23 and 24, 2013, this hands-on learning institute was geared toward anyone interested in language revitalization.


Leslie Harper, the administrator for the Niigaane Ojibwemowin Immersion School, a grantee of Grotto’s Native Language Revitalization Initiative is presenting at the Indigenous Language Institute Symp


On May 21, 2014, the Grotto Foundation will hold its 50th anniversary celebration at the St. Paul Hotel in Downtown St. Paul, Minnesota.