Nonprofits Receive Grants to Support Bridgeton Community

More than 45 nonprofits have received funding from the Bridgeton Landfill Community Project Fund (Bridgeton Fund). The 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.

Per the terms of the settlement the fund supports nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations working or located within a four-mile radius of the Bridgeton Landfill. Grants from the fund supports initiatives that contribute to the betterment of the environment, health, and safety of the communities within that area.

The St. Louis Community Foundation manages the grant-making for the Bridgeton Fund. Funding initiatives fall into four areas:

  • Physical Health
  • Behavioral and Mental Health
  • Public Safety
  • Community Greening and Healthy Living

Below is information about the grants from the Bridgeton Landfill Community Project Fund:

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Grants  
Organization Grant Purpose
Alive & Well Communities Activating Healing in Hazelwood West Community
Behavioral Health Network Bridgeton Intensive Outreach Project
Boys & Girls Club of St. Charles County Healthy Habits Program
CHADS Coalition for Mental Health School Outreach in the Bridgeton Fund geographic area
NCADA Prevention First
Pattonville School District Staffing Support for Social-Emotional Needs
Room at the Inn Overcoming Mental Health & Trauma Issues w/ Homeless Women
St. Louis Crisis Nursery Family Empowerment Program in Bridgeton Target Area
UMSL – Center for Behavioral Health Psychological Evaluation & Trauma Assessments
Walters Walk Mental Health Counseling
Youth in Need Professional Mental Health Counseling


Greening, Gardening, and Outdoor Living
City of Bridgeton Bridgeton Municipal Athletic Complex Inclusive Playground
City of Maryland Heights Maryland Heights Greenhouse Garden, and Interpretive Center
Holy Spirit Catholic Church Athletic Association Holy Spirit Athletic Association Soccer Field Renovation
Missouri Prairie Foundation Prairie Planning in 4-Mile Footprint


Public Safety Grants
City of Bridgeton Police Department Communication equipment for two command vehicles
Pattonville Fire Protection District Industrial Pumper Truck
St. Louis County Local Emergency Planning Committee NOAA Radios & Emergency Kits


Community Grants ($5,000 or less)
Bridgeway Elementary School Bridgeway Elementary School: Sensory Garden Drip Irrigation
Congregation of the Mission Western Province Clearing of Brush and Regarding Drainage Ditch on North Side of Building
Dream Big Foundation DREAM Big Start-Up – training equipment, training facility and league fees
H.E.A.L: STOP HEROIN, Inc. General Operating Support
Harmony Inc. St. Louis Chordinals Singing for Health
Holy Spirit Catholic Church Athletic Association Blaiser Field Bathroom Renovaion
Just Moms STL Health Education
Loaves and Fishes for St. Louis, Inc. Emergency Shelter & Food Pantry
MBCH Children and Family Ministries MBCH Counseling Center
Missouri PTA Garrett Elementary Outdoor Classroom
Pattonville Early Childhood PTO General Operating – Playground
Pattonville R-III School District Pattonville Youth Garden Walk Behind Tractor
Remington Traditional School PTO Refillable Water Stations
Rose Acres Elementary School PTO Outdoor Classroom Seating
Simplechurch Inc. Backpack Program
St. Animal Pet Adoption Spay/Neuter Clinic 2019
St. Charles County Department of Public Health Public Health Air Monitoring
St. Louis Area Foodbank Feeding Bridgeton
Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Service Medical/Dental Assistance for Homeless
The Salvation Army St. Charles Corps Emergency Social Services for Bridgeton


Access to Health Care Grant Partners Approved Project
American Cancer Society Cancer Patient Transportation, Information, and Referral
Circle of Care, St. Louis My Ride Connection
Epilepsy Foundation Epilepsy Education and Seizure First Aid Seminars
Eye Thrive Free Vision Screenings, Eye Exams, Glasses and Follow Up Services for the Bridgeton Community
Food Outreach Inc. Nutritional Interventions and Medical Nutrition Therapy for Clients with Cancer
Girls on the Run St. Louis Girls on the Run Spring 2021 Program Support
Kids Vision for Life St. Louis Eyes Forward – Eliminating Poor Vision and Elevating a Community’s Health Needs
Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center Expansion of Sickle Cell Program
National Kidney Foundation KEEP Healthy
Rx Outreach The Rx Outreach Health and Wellness Outreach Program
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, St. Louis Chapter Resources for Every School Confronting Unexpected Emergencies (RESCUE)
The Oasis Institute Empowering Older Adults to Manage their Chronic Diseases and Diabetes
Valeda’s Hope SOS Now – Save our Sisters and Daughters
Youth in Need Expanded Access to Health Services for At-Risk Youth in St. Charles

Connection for Health and Healing Project

In addition, SSM Health Foundation—St. Louis and IFM Community Medicine were awarded a $5.3 million grant to create the Connection for Health and Healing Project in October 2021. Learn more.