Grotto Foundation Grant

Grotto Foundation

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: US $10,000 - US $100,000

Fields of work: Community/Public Safety Civic Leadership Development Civic Engagement & Education Economic Services & Development Career/College Preparation Vocational & Trade Education Youth Development & Leadership Tutoring & Mentoring Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Training / Capacity Building, Capital Project, General Operating Expense, Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Minnesota

Location of residency: Minnesota

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About this funder:



NOTE: The Foundation does not have a formal letter of inquiry (LOI) process, and we do not generally accept unsolicited proposals for funding. However, we do want to hear ideas for how to support community-led, asset based solutions to challenges in our communities. If you have a program that incorporates at least three of the four areas below, please share it with us.

Organizations will be contacted if they have been selected to apply, but otherwise there is no opportunity to present an unsolicited proposal.

Our Board makes grant funding decisions three times a year. Once invited, organizations will receive information on the grant process and timelines directly from the Foundation.

Grotto Foundation seeks to improve the educational, financial, physical and social well-being of individuals and families by investing in effective nonprofit organizations throughout the state of Minnesota.

We award grants to organizations that work in at least three out of the following four areas:

Youth Development

Programs that provide experiences and activities to help youth develop personal values systems and social, emotional, physical, and cognitive competencies in order to achieve one's full potential.

Postsecondary Success

Any high-quality postsecondary credential or certification program that leads to workforce success as defined by individuals having the skills needed to secure living wage jobs with pathways to higher levels of pay, skill, responsibility or authority.

Community Safety & Neighborhood Development

Programs should incorporate community-led organizations, localized economic development, community leadership/leadership development and clear plans for sustainability.


Programs that promote both formal and informal mentoring relationships. Mentoring, when successful, can profoundly benefit all parties: the mentor, the mentee and the organization.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Grotto Foundation, Inc. approved $756,800 in grants to 30 nonprofits serving Minnesota and surrounding states during its most recent fiscal year.


This page was last reviewed March 18, 2019 and last updated March 18, 2019