We’re better together.
Our best solutions arise when we connect and work together. We help our donors ask the tough questions and focus on the underlying causes of community challenges, setting the stage for pivotal change in the region. We invite our donors, strategic partners and nonprofits to connect and focus resources where they can have the greatest impact.
Our 100 years of smart giving experience works to help make philanthropy more impactful and provides community leadership in key areas, promoting collaboration, education, and change.
We celebrate the unique giving stories of our passionate donors, and their intimate and personal reasons for tackling issues. We are proud of our role in supporting our donors, nonprofits, and the region that we love.
Donors granted $80 million to nonprofits last year.
Grants distributed last year.
Of grants distributed remained in St. Louis.
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.
Give STL Day
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 $9.9 million for regional nonprofits.
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.
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.
STL Youth Jobs
Positioning young people for success.
St. Louis has a growing number of disengaged youth who have an unemployment rate higher than any other group. Employers are ready to hire, but they lack access to quality skilled workers.
STL Youth Jobs bridges this divide by training youth to be ready for the jobs of tomorrow through individualized career assessment, financial literacy and job readiness training, employment experience and continuing career support. STL Youth Jobs is a component fund of St. Louis Community Foundation.
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.
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