St. Louis Community Foundation
Finding local organizations who share in our mission led us to the St. Louis Community Foundation. The St. Louis Community Foundation inspires regional philanthropy to meet community needs. One service the Community Foundation provides is grants management and administrative support for private and family foundations like the Berges Family Foundation.
Since 1915, the St. Louis Community Foundation has worked with individuals, nonprofits, corporations, and community leaders to put charitable dollars to work for a more equitable and vibrant St. Louis. In 2017, they helped donors give over $80 million in grants to nonprofits; 80% of which stays in the St. Louis area and helps shape our region.
The St. Louis Community Foundation’s mission is to facilitate philanthropic and community partnerships that inspire regional good with a vision to increase the impact of charitable giving now and forever.
The Berges Family Foundation hired the St. Louis Community Foundation to assist its team with fulfilling our specific mission of giving to organizations that fit our focus areas and make a lasting impact – an impact that touches individuals deeply, thereby creating a cascade of benefits to the community and our great city.
Elizabeth Mannen says of this partnership, “The Community Foundation has been invaluable in helping us sort out which organizations best fit the Berges’ giving plan, as well as helping us refine the mission, and give to organizations that fit our goals and collaborate with each other.
Having the St. Louis Community Foundation as an extension of our giving strategy has helped the Berges Family Foundation fulfill their giving mission with efficiency and an unbiased perspective. We consider them an inspiration and a tremendous benefit to philanthropy in St. Louis,” said Mannen.
How to Donate In St. Louis
If you would like to donate to one of our causes or beneficiaries, or if you are interested in philanthropy in our region, we recommend contacting the St. Louis Community Foundation. Their team will work with you to develop a giving process that works for you. Please help us with our mission to make St. Louis an inspirational place to live, work, visit, and invest.