Strengthening neighborhoods and reducing inequity in St. Louis by creating a system for investing in community development and revitalization.

Invest STL seeks to shift the region’s approach to neighborhood development towards one that centers racial equity and amplifies the desires, power and agency of people within neighborhoods that have experienced decades of systemic disinvestment. 

Ready to invest in community transformation that seeks solutions and leadership from within our neighborhoods?


Our emerging role as a regional funder, convener, collaborator and thought leader for equitable community development is supported by a network of individual, banking, private foundation and related contributors. Want to learn more about how Invest STL is seeking to catalyze systems change for community development in St. Louis? We’d love to hear from you.

Neighborhood Solidarity Fund

Invest STL, in consultation with community partners and neighborhood leaders, has developed the Neighborhood Solidarity Fund to support neighborhoods that stand to be the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to slow its spread. We are honored to support 172 neighbor collectives, CDCs and small businesses across 42 neighborhoods through the Neighborhood Solidarity Fund. At this time, we are no longer accepting applications for new awards. Instead, we are pivoting the Neighborhood Solidarity Fund to provide deeper investment in the current group of grantees. You can still click here to learn more about the fund.

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Interested in learning how you can help transform your neighborhood?

Dara Eskridge

Executive Director - Invest STL
Shannon Dickerson

Shannon Dickerson

Investment Program Officer

Marilyn Trauner

Executive Assistant