Tools for making a difference.

We have pulled together a selection of tools and resources that are your go-to when it comes to seeking answers about funds, policy, general giving information, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a community foundation?

    A community foundation is a collection of funds established by a wide range of donors, including individuals, families, businesses, and nonprofits. Each fund is a reflection of the charitable interests of the donor. Community foundations make grants to charitable organizations from these funds. There are more than 800 community foundations across the United States.

    Click here to learn more:  Community Foundation Public Awareness Initiative


  • What is the advantage of a community foundation over a private foundation?

    A community foundation has many advantages over a private foundation. The St. Louis Community Foundation offers personalized partnerships to maximize charitable impact. We combine expertise, knowledge of the local landscape, compassion, and service. For more information, click here.

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