Recent Grants

 

 

2019 Grants

As of 04/01/2019

 

Christian Volunteerism Funding Focus Area


People Served

Through

Amount
To support the salary and benefits of a new full-time Volunteer Coordinator who will recruit and manage volunteers and improve policies and procedures. Assisi House Inc.
$70,000.00
To enhance 25 volunteers’ experiences through best practices in recruitment and management with a Volunteer Coordinator position.
Humanitri
$20,000.00
To improve volunteer management practices by continued support of a part-time Volunteer Coordinator who can recruit additional volunteers and strengthen relationships with area churches.

Mosaic Pregnancy and Health Centers

$15,000
To strengthen the volunteer program by expanding the Volunteer Coordinator position and providing volunteers from 58 partner congregations with training on trauma and situation de-escalation to better meet the needs of individuals who are homeless and suffering the impact of trauma.  Room at the Inn
$45,000
To strengthen the volunteer program by expanding the Volunteer Coordinator position.
Room at the Inn
$22,000.00
To positively impact the lives of hurting people by encouraging and supporting Christian volunteerism and social service outreach in congregations and the community.

Send Me St. Louis

$307,000

 

 

Congregation Social Service Outreach Ministry Funding Focus Area 

 

People Served

Through

 Amount
To build relationships with the North St. Louis County community by providing a Saturday Fun Fest on September 14, 2019.
Chapel of the Cross Lutheran Church
$5,000.00
To improve the physical and spiritual health of community members by providing personal training and wellness coaching in a Lutheran fitness center.
Christ Memorial Lutheran Church
$20,000.00
To support the Sent Now initiative by purchasing and implementing Church Community Builder to improve congregation and volunteer management. Christ Memorial Lutheran Church
$5,000
To support the food and fellowship for the 600 people who attend the Stomp Out Addiction Walk.
Faith Lutheran Church
$3,175.00
To support and equip lay leaders to live their commitment to their community through the expansion of monthly small group/ life groups which incorporate service to the community. Faith Lutheran Church
$63,000
To reduce isolation in 50 older adults by offering a bimonthly program that includes social activities, topical programs, and physical, mental and spiritual assessments.
House of Prayer Christian Academy - HOPCA
$10,000.00
To support congregational participation in year one of the Pastoral Leadership Institute (PLI) St. Louis based cohort.
Immanuel Lutheran Church & School
$4,500.00
To continue to reach out to the Gravois Park neighbors by offering a concert series, feast services, music classes, lecture series, and community meals.
Intersect Arts Center
$57,000.00
To provide capital for the purchase and renovation of 2-3 homes surrounding Unity Church in East St. Louis to provide rental income to LCI.
Lansdowne Community Initiative, Inc.
$60,000.00
To increase safety for the children at Camp Wartburg by purchasing two Automated External Defibrilators and a first aid station.
Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois
$1,400.00
To create and print a monthly addiction devotional to support April 2019's  "Addiction Awareness Month".  This project is a partnership with Mt. Olive Lutheran Church. Messiah Lutheran Church (S. Grand)
$2,750
To support congregational participation in year one of the Pastoral Leadership Institute (PLI) St. Louis based cohort.
Messiah Lutheran Church (S. Grand)
$3,200.00
To support congregational participation in year one of the Pastoral Leadership Institute (PLI) St. Louis based cohort.
Messiah Lutheran Church & School (Weldon Spring)
$4,500.00
To provide a food and fellowship wrap-up event for those in the church and community who served during the Brentwood Service Weekend.
Mount Calvary Lutheran Church
$2,307.53
To improve the lives of 30 community members seeking assistance from St. John who can be supported by Christ in Action team members and a part-time Social Worker.
Pathfinder Church
$7,750.00
To partner with 8 LCMS churches to provide 5 weeks of summer camp based on multiple VBS modules for kids who attend an Eagle College Prep Charter School.
St. Johns Lutheran Church
$5,000.00
To provide 20 children and youth with tutoring, biblical instruction and STEM activities in an afterschool program during the school year.
St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church
$10,000.00
To support congregational participation in year one of the Pastoral Leadership Institute (PLI) St. Louis based cohort.
St. Trinity Lutheran Church
$4,500.00
To provide transportation to Word of Life School and other activities for New American youth, students and families. Timothy Lutheran Church
$5,000
To host three "Sensory Play" community events.
Trinity Lutheran Church & School
$2,750.00
To support the salary of the part-time Kitchen Manager who works with the volunteers to provide meals at the daily lunch window and various monthly hot meal programs.
Vincents Community Outreach
$42,000.00

 

 

Ex-offender and Family Services Funding Focus Area

 

People Served
Through
 Amount
To support the successful reentry of justice involved individuals by providing free legal services that resolve barriers to employment, family reunification, and self-sufficiency. ArchCity Defenders, Inc.
$26,000
To support the successful re-entry of justice involved individuals by providing free legal services that resolve barriers to employment, family reunification, and self-sufficiency.
ArchCity Defenders, Inc.
$40,000.00
To support the expansion of comprehensive mentoring services to 520 children of justice involved individuals, ensuring that they develop socially and emotionally and increase positive relationships.  The program provides 1:1 mentoring and wrap-around and critical support services. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri
$14,000
To strengthen Bravely's infrastructure, management and governance by hiring a Development Assistant to manage volunteer activities and engaging a consultant to assist with board and executive staff development. Bravely
$37,000
To strengthen Bravely's infrastructure, management and governance.
Bravely
$20,000.00
To strengthen core programs and ensure the ongoing quality of services provided by hiring a Director of Programs who will develop organizational program strategy, oversee effective management of programs, and monitor client outcomes.
Center for Women In Transition
$62,000.00
To provide a partial scholarship for staff participating in the 2019-2020 FOCUS Impact Fellows Program.
Center for Women In Transition
$3,000.00
To provide a partial scholarship for staff participating in the 2019-2020 FOCUS Impact Fellows Program.
Connections to Success
$3,000.00
To provide a partial scholarship for staff particiating in the 2019-2020 FOCUS Impact Fellows Program.
Criminal Justice Ministry
$3,000.00
To expand services to 30 justice involved individuals in the Release to Rent Lite program by offering case management, housing, and other support services. Criminal Justice Ministry
$75,000
To provide 180 justice involved individuals with basic needs, discipleship, life skill classes, job training, and job referral and placements upon release from jail/prison.
Dream Center of Alton
$22,500.00
To provide a partial scholarship for staff participating in the 2019-2020 FOCUS Impact Fellows Program
Employment Connection
$3,000.00
To reduce recidivism rates for justice involved individuals through the provision of career training, job development, case management, placement, retention and supportive services. Employment Connection
$22,000
To support the successful reentry of 40 justice involved individuals impacted by trauma by providing supplemental mental health services for participants in the Training to Work program. Fathers' Support Center, St. Louis
$34,000
To provide a partial scholarship for staff participating in the 2019-2020 FOCUS Impact Fellows 
Fathers' Support Center, St. Louis
$3,000.00
To support staffing facilitating the 2019-2020 Impact Fellows Program primarily focused on discovering innovative approaches to creating new employment opportunities for the formerly incarcerated.
FOCUS St. Louis
$23,000.00
To support the FUSE Executive Advisor contracted to continue developing the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for the Mayor's Office of the City of St. Louis.
FUSE Corps
$10,000.00
To preserve the mother-daughter relationship of incarcerated parents, reduce the trauma of separation, and minimize girls' at-risk behavior through Girl Scouting and provide opportunities for 35+ girls to share positive experiences with their incarcerated mothers.
Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri
$12,500.00
To increase healthy connections with others and reduce depressive symptoms in survivors of commercial sex exploitation within and outside of jail by offering peer support, case management, and transportation.
Healing Action Network
$45,000.00

To increase healthy connections

with others and reduce depressive symptoms in 35 survivors of commercial sex exploitation within and outside of jail by offering peer support, case management, and transportation.

Healing Action Network
$60,000
To support the expansion of crisis intervention services provided to 80 justice-involved individuals who have been victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation.
International Crisis Aid
$50,000.00
To improve the employment readiness and success of re-entry for justice-involved females at Promises of Hope Ranch in Lincoln County with services such as counseling, parenting classes, employment, basic needs, child care, and life skills training.
Mission Gate Prison Ministry
$25,000.00
To improve the employment readiness and success of reentry for 25 female ex-offenders for Promises of Hope Ranch in Lincoln County with services such as counseling, parenting classes, employment, basic needs, child care, and life skills training. Mission Gate Prison Ministry
$33,000
To support the development and implementation of a customized Salesforce database for the Employment and Community Health as One (EACH1) project.
Mission St. Louis
$75,000.00
To support PROJECT WORTH (Women Overcoming Re-incarceration Through Hard work) which offers peer support services, parenting education and expanded access to physician services to 132 justice-involved women seeking treatment for a substance use or co-occurring disorder.
Queen of Peace Center
$60,000.00
To provide post release re-entry services for justice-involved women--specifically those released from the Women's Eastern Reception and Diagnostic Correctional Center in Vandalia and returning to St. Louis. Services include support housing at scattered sites and case management.
SoulFisher Ministries
$51,000.00
To provide a partial scholarship for a volunteer/justice-involved individual participating in the 2019-2020 FOCUS Impact Fellows Program
SoulFisher Ministries
$3,000.00
To provide post release reentry services for justice involved women--specifically those released from the Women's Eastern Reception and Diagnostic Correctional Center in Vandalia and returning to St. Louis. Services include support housing at scattered sites and case management. SoulFisher Ministries
$68,500
To partner with Criminal Justice Ministry, Arch City Defenders and City jails to reduce barriers to re-entry by providing access to state identification and/or birth certificates and referrals for community services for 720 justice-involved individuals.
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
$20,000.00
To enhance opportunities for up to 40 justice-involved individuals on probation/parole to remain in society by providing financial assistance to address barriers to success.
Tri-County Advisory Board to Probation and Parole
$2,250.00

 

 

Supporting Foreign-Born Populations Funding Focus Area

 

People Served
Through
Amount

To expand mental health

services to an additional 45 immigrant and refugee youth in

the Hazelwood, Pattonville and Ritenour School Districts for comprehensive trauma-informed assessment, psychotherapeutic intervention, teacher training sessions/ coaching, and parent support.

Bilingual International Assistant Services
$36,000
To expand mental health services for immigrant and refugee youth in the Hazelwood, Pattonville and Ritenour School Districts which includes comprehensive trauma-informed assessment, psychotherapeutic intervention, teacher training sessions/coaching, and parent support.
Bilingual International Assistant Services
$27,000.00
To expand art education to 110 immigrant and refugee youth through summer workshops on topics of economic and social justice within churches and community organizations. Bread & Roses Missouri
$8,000
To support 16 immigrant and refugee parents who are experiencing parental stress by providing the culturally sensitive, Triple P parenting program.
Cardinal Glennon Children's Foundation
$61,000.00
To offer accessible and high-quality health care for low income, uninsured foreign-born patients with a Lead Registered Nurse.
Casa de Salud
$57,000.00
To support 8 non-English speaking families and children at risk for child abuse/neglect by expanding access to translation services to work with a family therapist.
Epworth Children & Family Services
$13,000.00
To discover possible partnerships, conduct leadership assessments and strategic planning for future business opportunities.
Faith That Works
$1,000.00

To provide 54 East African

women with sewing training, professional development, and employment opportunities through the Nala project.

Faith That Works
$22,000

To improve the health outcomes

for 80 prediabetic and diabetic foreign-born individuals by reducing cultural barriers with peer facilitators offering healthcare education workshops, language translation, and follow-up services. 

Health Protection & Education Services
$17,000
To improve the health outcomes for prediabetic and diabetic foreign-born individuals by reducing cultural barriers with peer facilitators offering healthcare education workshops, language translation, and follow-up services.
Health Protection & Education Services
$13,000.00
To strengthen the organization’s overall effectiveness and sustainability by investing in strategic planning, IT and phone upgrades and staff training in fundraising software.
Immigrant & Refugee Women's Program
$20,000.00
To provide legal services to 40 immigrant families with representation for naturalization and visa applications.
Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Inc.
$29,000.00
To improve the mental health of foreign born youth and women by offering trauma-informed and culturally responsive mental health services such as, therapeutic groups, individual therapy, case coordination and targeted referrals.
LifeWise STL
$38,000.00
To improve the mental health of 140 foreign born youth and women by offering trauma-informed and culturally responsive mental health services such as, therapeutic groups, individual therapy, case coordination and targeted referrals.
LifeWise STL
$50,000
To improve the self-sufficiency of
8-10 foreign born families who are survivors of domestic violence by providing culturally competent housing and support services.
Lydia's House
$20,000
To improve the self-sufficiency of foreign born families who are survivors of domestic violence by providing culturally competent housing and support services.
Lydia's House
$15,000.00
To improve the self-sufficiency and integration of foreign-born individuals by providing legal representation and to offer additional legal workshops and clinics with increased administrative capacity.
Migrant & Immigrant Community Action Project (MICA)
$33,000.00
To improve the self-sufficiency
and integration of 130 foreign-born individuals by providing legal representation and to offer additional legal workshops and clinics with increased administrative capacity.
Migrant & Immigrant Community Action Project (MICA)
$44,000
To strengthen the collaboration
and coordination of the Immigrant Service Provider Network (ISPN) by recruiting new participants and service providers, curating resources, hosting educational programs, and convening providers.
Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates, Inc. (MIRA)
$15,000
To help the organization strengthen its capacity to serve as a regional leader in organizing and advocating for the rights of all immigrants. Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates, Inc. (MIRA)
$20,000
To strengthen the collaboration
and coordination of the Immigrant Service Provider Network (ISPN) by recruiting new participants and service providers, curating resources, hosting educational programs, and convening providers.
Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates, Inc. (MIRA) $15,000
To help the organization strengthen its capacity to serve as a regional leader in organizing and advocating for the rights of all immigrants. Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates, Inc. (MIRA) $20,000
To enable clients to attend English and citizenship classes, participate in social events and transport donations with the purchase of a van.
Oasis International Ministries
$10,000.00
To connect 240 immigrant families to services through a Welcome Center. A one stop shop initiative providing intake and assessment, crisis intervention, case management, and educational opportunities.
Puentes de Esperanza - Bridges of Hope
$43,000.00
To improve the physical and mental well-being of 50 immigrants through weekly health coaching. Saint Louis University
$34,000
To provide after-school programming to school-aged children with homework help, recreation activities and creating relationships with trusting adults.
Sierra Leone Community of St. Louis
$3,000.00
To support 20 immigrant parents with parent coaching to increase positive interactions with their children that support healthy child development and 10 immigrant families with financial coaching to improve financial stability.
SouthSide Early Childhood Center
$30,000.00
To support immigrants and refugees by providing adult bilingual counseling, transportation, and legal services.
St. Francis Community Services
$77,000.00
To support immigrants and refugees by providing adult bilingual counseling, transportation, and legal services. St. Francis Community Services
$102,000
To provide foreign born individuals with mental health services through the Mental Health Collaborative and strengthen evaluation with the development of an Electronic Medical Records system.
St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute
$17,000.00
To provide 30 foreign born individuals with mental health services through the Mental Health Collaborative and strengthen evaluation with the development of an Electronic Medical Records system. St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute
$22,000
To support the health education, entrepreneurship, and social support of African refugees and immigrants in North St. Louis County by supporting the general operations, outreach, and programming of the organization. Vitendo4Africa
$32,500
To support the health education, entrepreneurship, and social support of African refugees and immigrants in North St. Louis County by supporting the general operations, outreach, and programming of the organization.
Vitendo4Africa
$24,000.00
To provide support for the "Stressors in Immigrant Youth Assessed Within Community-based Programming" presentation.
Vitendo4Africa
$1,000.00
To provide 50 immigrants with client-centered, cross-cultural legal services and to increase interest in immigration pro bono law by training law students.
Washington University in St. Louis
$30,000.00

 

 

Lutheran Education Funding Focus Area

 

People Served
Through
Amount
To transform a computer lab into a Makerspace where students will participate in hands-on, self-directed, exploratory learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM).
Abiding Savior Lutheran Church & School
$75,000.00
To allow 29 children of New Americans to attend an area Lutheran elementary or high school by providing scholarship and tutoring assistance, as well as supportive services for their families. Christian Friends of New Americans
$55,000
To allow children of New Americans to attend an area Lutheran elementary or high school by providing scholarship and tutoring assistance, as well as supportive services for their families.
Christian Friends of New Americans
$55,000.00
To grow the enrollment of the preschool and elementary school through increased marketing efforts by hiring a part-time Admissions Director. Immanuel Lutheran Church & School
$29,000
To grow the enrollment of the preschool and elementary school through increased marketing efforts by hiring a part-time Admissions Director.
Immanuel Lutheran Church & School
$22,000.00
To support the Grow a Teacher program.
Lutheran Education Assocation
$10,000.00
To more effectively serve 8,850 area Lutheran school students by offering continuous educational improvement programs and resources through curriculum development, administrator and teacher professional development, marketing and student services. Lutheran Elementary School Association (LESA)
$61,000
To more effectively serve area Lutheran school students by offering continuous educational improvement programs and resources through curriculum development, administrator and teacher professional development, marketing and student services.
Lutheran Elementary School Association (LESA)
$57,000.00
To support a new part-time employee responsible for the development and implementation of a marketing program, the enrollment of new children, and management of fundraising events.
Our Savior Lutheran Church & School
$18,000.00
To support the innovative STJ LEAD school as it expands to include Kindergarten-6th grade for its project-based learning initiative.
Pathfinder Church
$80,000.00
To provide 166 students with a quality Lutheran education by providing scholarships to low-income children residing in the City of St. Louis.
Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation
$40,000.00
To hire a part-time Marketing, Outreach, and Admissions Director to increase K-8 enrollment by 33% over the 3 year life of the grant and 57% over the next 6 years. Zion Lutheran Church & School
$82,000

 

 

Older Adults Independence Funding Focus Area

 

People Served
Through
Amount

To support the needs of

older adults with Alzheimer's

or dementia through the development of an educational toolkit and offering train-the-trainer workshops

and congregational learning opportunities.

Alzheimer's Association - STL
$36,600
To increase the ability of 77 low-income older adults to obtain and retain employment in area nonprofits and public agencies by providing support services, training, and evaluation incentives.
Caritas Family Solutions
$25,000.00
To provide intentional spiritual care case management (via a Chaplain) to 72 older adults with developmental disabilities.
Emmaus Homes, Inc.
$22,000.00
To commemorate the rich heritage of the African-American community, churches, and schools in Richmond Heights with the erection of a historic sign at Richmond Terrace, the former site of the first African-American school in Richmond Heights.
Lutheran Senior Services
$1,000.00
To provide audio description for older adults who have a visual disability at local artistic and cultural venues and events through the recruitment, training and management of audio description volunteers.
MindsEye Radio
$20,000.00
To provide audio description for older adults who have a visual disability at local artistic and cultural venues and events through the recruitment, training and management of audio description volunteers. MindsEye Radio
$27,500
To improve the safety and independence of seniors by providing necessary kitchen and bathroom remodels using the services of a skilled, experienced contractor and an apprentice.
New City Fellowship of St. Louis
$47,000.00
To provide 40 older adults with dementia Cognitive Stimulation Therapy to determine the role of faith and spirituality in memory, depression, and overall functioning. Saint Louis University
$34,000
To improve service delivery by improving volunteer communication, measuring better outcomes, and expanding service area to a new community with an identified need.
Shepherd's Center of Webster-Kirkwood
$25,000.00
To reduce the stress of 140 caregivers, thereby improving the quality of life for their loved ones and themselves, by providing support groups, care planning, and workshops. St. John's Community Care
$13,000
To ensure an equitable and accurate count in the 2020 Census by reaching hard to count communities through the St. Louis Census Funders Working Group.
St. Louis Community Foundation
$100,000.00

To help 15 low-income older adults maintain independence by providing home repairs/ improvements.

Webster-Rock Hill Ministries
$35,000
To help low-income older adults maintain independence by providing home repairs/improvements.
Webster-Rock Hill Ministries
$27,000.00

 

 

Community Involvement Grants

 

People Served
Through
Amount
To hire a consultant to begin succession planning for two founders.
Connections to Success
$10,000.00
To engage congregations in racial equity efforts in the St. Louis region through presentations, advocacy events, volunteer opportunities and the creation of an advisory group. Faith & For The Sake of All
$40,000
To engage congregations in racial equity efforts in the St. Louis region through presentations, advocacy events, volunteer opportunities and the creation of an advisory group.
Faith & For The Sake of All
$40,000.00
To support the 25th anniversary celebration.
Family Shield Ministries, Inc.
$5,000.00
To provide annual support for 2019. Gateway Center for Giving
$14,000

To improve the health and

well-being of elderly members

in congregations and surrounding neighborhoods in East St. Louis

by equipping and supporting congregations to strengthen their outreach ministries.

HealthVisions Midwest
$37,000
To improve the health and wellbeing of elderly members in congregations and surrounding neighborhoods in East St. Louis by equipping and supporting congregations to strengthen their outreach ministries.
HealthVisions Midwest
$37,000.00
To provide affordable housing and support for low income residents of South St. Louis City by hiring a Community Coordinator.
Lutheran Development Group
$12,000.00
To provide follow-up training/ workshops to 30 LCMS congregations (1,500 individuals) based on the Barna Group research on how to share ones faith in the digital age. Lutheran Hour MInistries
$45,500
To provide annual support for 2019.
Lutheran Services in America
$2,500.00
To prepare 18 low-income youth for economic independence through Christ-centered vocational training, mentoring, volunteer service, leadership development, and discipleship.
R3 Development
$30,000.00

 

 


GRAND TOTAL

129 Grants

 

$3,974,202.53