Bridgeton Landfill Community Project Fund Grants are Available
The Bridgeton Landfill Community Project Fund (Bridgeton Fund) was established in July 2018 with $12.5 million from a legal settlement between the State of Missouri and Republic Services, Allied Services, and Bridgeton Landfill, LLC regarding the subsurface smoldering event at the Bridgeton Landfill in Bridgeton, MO.
Per the terms of the settlement, the Bridgeton Fund will support nonprofit (501c3) organizations providing services in or located within a four-mile radius of the Bridgeton Landfill. Grants from the Bridgeton Fund are for initiatives that contribute to the betterment of the environment, health, and safety of the communities within this area. The Bridgeton Fund will sunset in 2022.
The St. Louis Community Foundation (STLCF) manages the grant-making for the Bridgeton Fund and undertook an information-gathering process to determine community priorities in the three focus areas of public safety, health, and the environment. This process has included one-on-one and small group meetings with stakeholders in the targeted community, focus groups, and community meetings. As a result, four funding areas emerged as of primary interest:
- Public Safety
- Access to Health Care
- Access to Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (awarded Spring 2019)
- Greening, Gardening, and Outdoor Living (awarded Spring 2020)
Two requests for funding proposals (RFPs) are included:
Virtual Grant Information Session
STLCF will host an information session for any organization interested in applying for these grants. Logistics are below.
- The session will be Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from 9:00 – 10:30 am Central Time.
- This will be a zoom session and will be recorded with the link placed on the St. Louis Community Foundation website.
- The zoom session will be limited to 100 people.
If you have questions, please contact:
Director of Philanthropic Advising
Community Investment Manager