Supporting nonprofit initiatives that address
long-term community challenges surfaced by events in Ferguson.
Make a grant and get updated information about your fund through Donor Central.
“How can we help?” It’s a question that people in the St. Louis region have been asking since the unrest in Ferguson emerged in August. Our community faces systemic challenges that have boiled below the surface for decades—even centuries. Accordingly, the solutions to address them will need to take the long view. Looking forward, staying focused, inspiring long-term and meaningful changes is what community foundations do.
We’ve dedicated the St. Louis Gives Fund, which has been in place at the Community Foundation for over 20 years, to support nonprofit initiatives that creatively address the challenges that have been brought to the fore by these recent events. Join us as we work to bring about and support lasting and meaningful change in our community by contributing here.
Community Foundation donor, Sally Barker, was honored for Excellence in Innovation in Philanthropy at the Gateway Center for Giving’s Annual Meeting on January 30th. This award recognizes a grantmaking organization that has put significant support toward an unproven initiative or project that has the potential to yield significant community outcomes, OR has engaged in innovative investing strategies.
Sally was honored for creating http://www.FeelingKindaBlue.com, a social networking site where young adults who are struggling with mental health issues can find each other for conversation, post blogs, and locate support. Today the site has more than 2,300 members in 50 states.
It is our birthday – our centennial in fact.
On January 21, 1915, a group of charitable St. Louisans formed a community trust now known as the Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation, with the intent to maximize the impact of local philanthropy by pooling financial resources. In fact, St. Louis followed Cleveland, Ohio, and was the second metro area in the country to form such a foundation.
It’s time for St. Louis area nonprofits to register for Give STL Day 2015, which will be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.
All that is required is a visit to GiveSTLDay.org to provide the information requested. Remember, all nonprofits wanting to participate in this exciting 24-hour day of online give must register – even if they participated in last year’s event.
Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation
319 N. 4th Street, Suite 300, Saint Louis, MO 63102-1906
tel 314-588-8200, fax 314-588-8088