Investing for tomorrow has a positive impact today.

After more than a century in St. Louis, the Foundation is poised to provide philanthropic leadership like never before.

We understand the issues and disparities that St. Louis must overcome, and we promote a long-term approach of endowing solutions today to impact tomorrow.

 

$80 Million

Donors granted over $90 million to nonprofits last year.

5,500

Grants distributed last year.

90%

Of grants distributed remained in St. Louis.

Our unique role as a community convener allows us opportunities to take leadership and drive change in key areas.

Give STL Day

Come together and give.

Come together and give.

Give STL Day, a 24-hour, online day-of-giving event, is designed to ignite the spirit of giving across the region and support causes in the St. Louis area where we live, work and play. Since inception in 2014, Give STL Day has raised over $26 million for regional nonprofits.

St. Louis Welcome Fund

A strategic way to answer the call to support refugees and asylum seekers.

In 2021, St. Louis became home to a record number of refugees and asylum seekers, including over 500 people from Afghanistan. St. Louis continues to welcome hundreds of additional individuals and families seeking safety in the US. 

To respond to resettlement needs, philanthropic partners have come together to establish the St. Louis Welcome Fund.

Scholarships

Fueling our future.

The St. Louis Community Foundation manages over 60 scholarship funds, which were established by individuals, families, businesses, and organizations. Our scholarships provide tuition assistance and recognition to students as they strive to achieve a wide range of goals through the pursuit of higher education.

COVID-19 Regional Response

Serving local communities disproportionately affected by the coronavirus crisis and its economic fallout.

The St. Louis Community Foundation assembled a coalition of local influential philanthropic chambers, organizations, corporations, foundations and businesses to create the COVID-19 Regional Response Fund, which directs resources to regional nonprofits that are serving local communities disproportionately affected by the coronavirus crisis and its economic fallout.

Invest STL

Building stronger neighborhoods.

Building stronger neighborhoods.

Invest STL creates a community development system for St. Louis that integrates investors, nonprofits, businesses and local community leaders.  It’s goal is to leverage financial resources for investing in neighborhoods with maximum impact. St. Louis Community Foundation sponsors this regional initiative and has established the Invest STL Fund to support improving neighborhoods.

St. Louis Graduates

Making continued education accessible.

Making continued education accessible.

St. Louis Graduates transforms lives by creating a system where more low-income students, first-generation students and students of color benefit from a post-secondary degree. St. Louis Graduates is a collaborative network of youth-serving college access and success organizations, K-12 and higher education, philanthropic funders and businesses dedicated to equity in post-secondary education.

Digital Divide

Addressing the digital divide in our community.

Did you know? Twenty-nine percent of households in the City of St. Louis and 15% of households in St. Louis County do not have high-speed internet subscriptions? The real-life impacts of this inequitable access have long existed but have been emphasized and exacerbated by the current COVID-19 pandemic.

St. Louis Community Foundation and the Center for Civic Research and Innovation (CCRI) are partnering with the community and local key partners in seeking solutions to close the “digital divide” to create equitable access to reliable, high speed internet across the region.

Community Conversations

Responding to community needs.

Our region and community is shifting, neighborhoods are changing, and we work to remain abreast of community conversations. We encourage collaboration, education, and change while helping funders, nonprofits, and donors address areas of concern and promote overall community well-being.

See more impact.

We are honored to share stories that illustrate how our collective work with our donors and community partners is transforming our community.

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