St. Louis Gives Fund
St. Louis Gives Fund

Supporting nonprofit initiatives that address
long-term community challenges surfaced by events in Ferguson.

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“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.


  • Helping Ferguson

    Like everyone in the area, the Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation was deeply saddened by the events in Ferguson, Missouri over the last several weeks. And, like others, we are looking for the best ways to help.

    The Chronicle of Philanthropy r featured an article exploring how philanthropic leaders in our area are coming together to search for new ways to solve an old problem. We are also in conversation with other philanthropic and community leaders about strategic ways to address the long term issue in a thoughtful and meaningful way.

    KMOV recently featured a story on the Ferguson-Florissant Foundation for Education. If you’d like to make a donation to the Ferguson-Florissant Foundation for Education, please click here and select from the drop down menu.

  • Forest Park Statues

    Forest Park Statues

    Your time in Forest Park just got even more enjoyable! Forest Park Forever, with help from the Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation and the Trio Foundation of St. Louis, has created a beautiful, useful guide to statues and monuments in Forest Park.

    This free booklet includes histories of each of the statues and monuments, color photos,  and a map of statue locations and is available at the park’s visitor center or online.

  • Philanthropic Landscape 2014

    The Community Foundation was honored to partner with the Rome Group for its Philanthropic Landscape 2014: Diving Into Data: 
What, Why and How to Use It for Success” event in July. The focus of this year’s event was how nonprofits and funders are using data to advance their missions and community work.

    The event featured a keynote presentation from Carolyn Roby, senior vice president of the Social Responsibility Group at Wells Fargo Foundation, and a panel discussion featuring Charles Gasper, Director of Evaluation for the Nine Network; Rhonda Gray, Executive Director of Almost Home, Melinda McAliney, Program Director for Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis, and Kristine Ramsey, senior Vice President of Development at Wyman Center. You can view Ms. Roby’s address here, and watch the panel discussion here.

Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation

319 N. 4th Street, Suite 300, Saint Louis, MO 63102-1906
tel 314-588-8200, fax 314-588-8088