Recent Grants


2017 Grants

As of 2/28/2017

Christian Volunteerism Funding Focus Area

People Served Through Award Date Amount
To reach new clients with enhanced early detection and support by recruiting new churches and strengthening training and support for existing churches who help identify people with dementia/Alzheimer's, provide education for parishioners, and connect them to the agency's services. Alzheimer's Association Feb-17 $19,000
To support the social, emotional, spiritual and academic development of East St. Louis youth by strengthening the organization's volunteer management practices. Christian Activity Center Feb-17 $24,000
To strengthen and expand the organization's ministry to international students by employing a Volunteer Coordinator to recruit, train, and supervise volunteers, which will increase the organization's capacity to raise additional funds. International Student Ministry Feb-17 $21,000
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 Feb-17 $259,000


Congregation Social Service Outreach Ministry Funding Focus Area

People Served Through Award Date Amount
To increase the financial self-sufficiency of 25 low-income households by providing one-on-one financial coaching. Beacon of Belleville Feb-17 $10,000
To increase support to 45 family caregivers of individuals with serious mental illness by providing low-cost, Christian counseling and faith-based support groups. CrossRoads Christian Counseling Feb-17 $17,000
To build a sense of community within the surrounding neighborhood and to improve the self-expression of participants by engaging Eagle Prep -Gravois Park school children and Gravois Park community members in creative arts classes and exhibitions. Holy Cross Lutheran Church (St. Louis) Feb-17 $49,000
To strengthen the social and community connections and self-sufficiency of older Chinese immigrants by expanding the hours of the Center Director for the Light of Christ-St. Louis Christian Community Center. Immanuel Lutheran Church & School (Olivette) Feb-17 $15,000
To create an uplifting and dignified environment for clients of Thrive through remodeling part of the agency's facility, which builds on the congregation's existing relationship with the organization. Lutheran Church of the Resurrection (Sunset Hills) Feb-17 $6,000
To enable 30 students to identify their God-given gifts and enjoy creative opportunities to develop those gifts through music lessons, arts enrichment, discipleship, mentoring and academic counseling. New City Fellowship of St. Louis Feb-17 $28,000
To reduce isolation in older adults and hunger in community residents through a weekly senior center program and weekly meal. St. Matthew Lutheran Church & School (St. Louis) Feb-17 $4,500


Lutheran Education Funding Focus Area

People Served Through Award Date Amount
To allow 27 children of New Americans annually to attend an area Lutheran elementary or high school by providing scholarship assistance and tutoring assistance, as well as supportive services for their families. Christian Friends of New Americans Feb-17 $52,500
To improve the sustainability and vibrancy of the school by creating a position for and hiring a Student Admissions Director/Event Planner who will outreach to the community to increase enrollment at the school. Grace Chapel Lutheran Church & School Feb-17 $64,000
To more effectively serve 9,000 area Lutheran school students by coordinating training, curriculum development, marketing, and support services; supporting leadership expenses of the organization; and expanding access to counseling, and teacher and parent mental health consultation. Lutheran Elementary School Association Feb-19 $100,000
To secure services and resources of the LCMS Foundation for first-year implementation and launch of an intentional planned giving program. Lutheran Elementary School Association Feb-17 $10,000
To support the school's fundraising efforts through Wheat Ridge Ministries 'WeRaise' Christian Crowdfunding platform. Zion Lutheran Church & School (Belleville) Jan-17 $4,260


Older Adults Maintaining Independence Funding Focus Area

People Served Through Award Date Amount
To reduce the social isolation of 200 older adults by providing transportation assistance, social gatherings, home visits, information & referral assistance, and respite care for families. Collinsville Area Ministerial Association/Collinsville Faith in Action Feb-17 $20,000
To provide intentional spiritual care case management (via a chaplain) to 85 older adults with developmental disabilities. Emmaus Homes, Inc. Feb-17 $38,000
To improve the overall health and disease management of 75 low-income older adults affected by HIV/AIDS or cancer by providing nutritional, home-cooked meals and dietician services. Food Outreach, Inc. Feb-17 $15,000
To decrease isolation and depression in older adults who have lost their eye sight through audio broadcasts of local and national news, entertainment, and faith-based materials. MindsEye Radio Feb-17 $40,000
To improve the quality of life and social connectedness of 180 older adults in the Webster/Kirkwood community by offering social, learning and service opportunities. Shepherd's Center of Webster-Kirkwood Feb-17 $21,000
To improve the health outcomes of 170 low-income older adults by providing health assessment and monitoring, case management, and health education. Touchette Regional Hospital Feb-17 $28,000

Services to Ex-offenders and Their Families Funding Focus Area

People Served Through Award Date Amount
To support the successful re-entry of ex-offenders by providing free legal services that resolve barriers to employment, family reunification, and self-sufficiency. ArchCity Defenders, Inc. Feb-17 $55,000
To increase the capacity, reach, and impact of the St. Louis Alliance for Re-Entry (STAR) by developing a new strategic plan. Area Resources for Community & Human Services (ARCHS) Feb-17 $20,000
To build resiliency skills and strengthen the relationship of 370 youth with an incarcerated parent by matching them with a Big Brother/Big Sister. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri Feb-17 $25,000
To help 150 women transition from the criminal justice system to the St. Louis community by providing direct assistance including food cards, bus passes, and subsidies for medical, dental and mental healthcare. Center for Women in Transition Feb-17 $44,000
To help 600 recently-released ex-offenders through basic needs assistance (hygiene items, clothing, bus passes, and utility assistance), housing, information and referral, and support. Criminal Justice Ministry Feb-17 $69,000
To strengthen the agency's long-term sustainability by developing a new department focused on community relations, fundraising, capacity building, and collaboration. Criminal Justice Ministry Feb-17 $45,000
To reduce recidivism rates in 40 high-risk ex-offenders through mental health services, housing, career training, job development, and case management, as well as supportive services. Employment Connection Feb-17 $28,000
To reduce recidivism rates in 85 ex-offenders through career training, job development, and case management, as well as placement, retention, and supportive services. Employment Connection Feb-17 $35,000
To strengthen families and individuals as they deal with incarceration and its after-effects through jail chaplaincy, transitional housing, and case management. Humanitri Feb-17 $95,000
To help 15 women heal from causes and consequences of incarceration through a pilot transformational writing program. Let's Start Feb-17 $10,000
To improve the employment readiness and retention of 75 ex-offenders by developing employment opportunities and providing pre-employment training and ongoing support for job retention. Mission Gate Feb-17 $41,000
To support 75 ex-offenders with employment services and an aftercare program that will include assistance with job searching, applying, and training, as well as resources (housing, food, clothing, transportation) and mental health services. Mission Gate Feb-17 $23,000
To increase the employment readiness and develop the leadership skills of 80 male ex-offenders by providing Biblically based character and leadership development, pre-employment training, mentoring, and ongoing support to retain employment. Mission St. Louis Feb-17 $50,000
To support the successful re-entry of 120 ex-offenders as they graduate from the St. Louis County Justice Center by providing comprehensive wrap-around and substance abuse treatment services. Preferred Family Healthcare Feb-17 $31,000
To improve the mental and physical health and continuity of care for 1,000 Missouri ex-offenders released to the St. Louis area by providing 90 days of necessary prescription medication upon release from prison, until a medical home can be established. Rx Outreach Feb-17 $65,000
To enhance opportunities for 35 ex-offenders on probation/parole to remain in society by providing financial assistance to address barriers to success. Tri-County Advisory Board to Probation and Parole Feb-17 $3,000


Supporting Foreign-Born Populations Funding Focus Area

People Served Through Award Date Amount
To assist 150 immigrant and refugee survivors of torture and trauma in their preparation for the US Naturalization exam by providing one-on-one volunteer tutoring, benefit enrollment, legal paperwork assistance, and health screenings. Bilingual International Assistant Services Feb-17 $44,000
To improve the health status and outcomes of 120 children of immigrants and/or refugees by providing pediatric health and developmental screenings, in-home health education, navigation support, and follow-up case management. Cardinal Glennon Children's Foundation Feb-17 $33,000
To support 13 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, Inc. Feb-17 $22,000
To improve the language proficiency, life skills, and self-sufficiency of 250 foreign-born women by providing in-home English language education and life skills training. Immigrant & Refugee Women's Program Feb-17 $25,000
To assist recently resettled refugees by providing extended supportive services, such as case management, counseling, naturalization services, cultural/English classes, and employment services. International Institute of Metropolitan St. Louis Feb-17 $50,000
To improve the self-sufficiency of 7-9 foreign born survivors of domestic violence by providing culturally competent housing and support services. Lydia's House Feb-17 $10,000
To improve the self-sufficiency and integration of 50 foreign-born individuals by providing legal representation for those seeking asylum and immigrant benefits. Migrant & Immigrant Community Action Project (MICA) Feb-17 $30,000
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 & Refugee Advocates, Inc. (MIRA) Feb-17 $19,000
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 & Refugee Advocates, Inc. (MIRA) Feb-17 $22,000
To help 100 Latino immigrants successfully integrate into the community through case management, basic needs and legal assistance, and financial literacy training. St. Francis Community Services Feb-17 $43,000
To improve the mental health of 60 Latino families by providing evidence-based individual, group, and family therapy as well as case management. St. Louis Crisis Nursery Feb-17 $28,000

Community Involvement Grants

People Served Through Award Date Amount
To provide annual support for 2017. Gateway Center for Giving Jan-17 $14,000
To encourage charitable donations on May 11, 2017 (Give STL Day) by providing matching funds. St. Louis Community Foundation Jan-17 $2,500

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