Each year, as we give grants to local nonprofits, we see the difference our funding makes right down to each child, policeman, veteran, and cultural arts community, and feel humbled and grateful to be able to help. It is our inspiration when we see the smiles and the hope on so many faces.
Children, Heroes, The Arts
As a family foundation, we are not soliciting donations – we simply want to encourage giving. Our concentration on cultural arts, children, and heroes exists because, without external support for these underfunded programs, institutions, and organizations, it is difficult for St. Louis to sustain growth, strength, and community. Bettering lives one life at a time, one day at a time is our inspiration.
“If you ever think about bettering the community you live in and making it a great place to live, raise children, and visit, you ought to be thinking about giving.” — Jim Berges
Inspiring Hope & Encouragement
Our desire to change lives an inch wide and a mile deep is the main criteria for choosing our beneficiaries carefully. When we change the life of one child through education, the arts, or by empowering him or her, we are not only changing a life, but also a family, a classroom, school, peers, and a community. Seeing a child’s face light up with laughter or confidence when they have accomplished something they may not have ever had the chance to before is priceless.
We provide grants to nonprofits that collaborate with each other and those that have a long-standing record of the efficient use of funds. We also offer matching gifts to spur organizations to work harder at finding new donor bases, thereby encouraging others to give, and expanding outreach to even more individuals.
With the help of the St. Louis Community Foundation, we are able to select and support nonprofits that also demonstrate measurable impact, show organizational excellence, demonstrate sustainability, and ignite real depth of change on an individual level.
St. Louis Needs Your Help
As we continue to give and help our communities, we hope to inspire others like yourself to give to your favorite cause in any capacity that you can. Your gift of a donation or the kindness of simply being there for someone could change a person’s life in a meaningful way.
If you are interested in giving to one of the organizations we support, please reach out to the St. Louis Community Foundation or the organization directly and change a life today.
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