STLCF Hosts Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Bidders’ Conference

Several nonprofit professionals joined the St. Louis Community Foundation (STLCF) on Tuesday, February 26 for the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Bidders’ Conference to gain more information about the funding guidelines for 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 can support nonprofit (501c3) organizations working or located within a four-mile radius of the Bridgeton Landfill. Grants from the fund can support initiatives that contribute to the betterment of the environment, health, and safety of the communities within that area.

STLCF manages the grant-making for the Bridgeton Fund and released a request for proposals  in early 2019 to the public that outlined guidelines for potential grant seekers including funding priorities, deadlines and review criteria.

At the Bidders’ Conference, a number of attendees requested that the Foundation share the organizations and contact names of those who might be interested in collaborating on a Bridgeton Landfill Community Fund grant application.  Organizations and contact names are listed below:

Organization Contact Name(s)
Arlington UMC Barbara Phifer
Behavioral Health Network Mary Quandt
BHR Angie Reno
Boys and Girls Club of St. Charles County Rick Daleen & Karen Englert
CHADS Coalition Ben Chambers
Chestnut Health Systems Michael Kretzler
Family Forward Karen Grant
Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition Natasha Leonard
Great Circle Erica Holliam
Hazelwood School District Audrey Wittenauer
Legal Services of Eastern Missouri Maggie Probert & Dan Underwood
Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri Jennifer V Howard
NCADA Max Dieter & Nichole Dawsey
Pattonville School District Teisha Ashford & Tina Plummer
Preferred Family Healthcare Beth Sailors
RxOutreach Sheleia Phillips
Saint Louis Crisis Nursery Laura Coatney
St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation Flip Becker
The Salvation Army Sarah MacDougal
UMSL Center for Behavioral Health Greg Dahl
Youth in Need Cara Merritt & Rob Muschany

If you are interested in partnering with other nonprofit organizations on a project or program, please reach out to one of those listed.  If you would like to include your organization on the list of potential collaborators, please send an email to

To access the slides from the Bidder’s Conference, click here.

For more information about the grant process, including funding restrictions click here.

Click here to apply for a grant from the Bridgeton Landfill Community Project Fund.

For Frequently Asked Questions about the Bridgeton Fund click here.