2016 Grant Recipients

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

(June 23, 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 showing the organization and program, grant category, and 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

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