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. Grant application deadlines for the board meetings are November 15, January 15, March 15, and July 15.

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.