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:

We make grants three times per year. Full proposals should be submitted through Grotto’s Online Grant program by January 15, July 15, and November 15. If the date falls on a holiday or weekend, the deadline is the next business day. Decisions are made in April, October and February. Proposals that cannot be adequately reviewed for the current grant period will be carried forward to the next one.

Organizations that apply for funding under Early Childhood Development must serve Minnesota residents.

Organizations that apply for funding under the Native Language Revitalization must serve residents in Minnesota, Wisconsin, or South Dakota.