The Charless Foundation Converts from a Private Foundation

In April 2017, the historic Charless Foundation became a field of interest fund held at the St. Louis Community Foundation and dedicated its future grant making to promote health, welfare, and wellness of Missouri senior citizens, with an emphasis in the South St. Louis City neighborhoods.

For more than 150 years, The Charless Home and the Charless Foundation have been providing care for and serving the elderly in South St. Louis City.  The Charless Foundation was created with the proceeds from the sale of the Charless Home.

“The St. Louis Community Foundation brings to The Charless Foundation its extensive knowledge and professional capabilities in St. Louis’ charitable giving landscape,” says David Streett, chair of the Charless Foundation board of directors.

By providing strategic and informed advice and back-office support, the St. Louis Community Foundation will facilitate the giving process for our board, while also assuring Ms. Charless’ legacy is carried on – systematically – forever.