2021 Grants

As of 4/14/2021


Christian Faith in Action

Room at the Inn

To strengthen the volunteer practices of Room at the Inn by hiring a consultant to undertake a volunter audit/assessment, create a comprehensive volunteer manual and develop an online database.

$20,000

Send Me St. Louis
To positively impact the lives of hurting people by encouraging and supporting Christian volunteerism and social service outreach in congregations and the community.

$309,000

The Global Orphan Project

To support the expansion of CarePortal in the St. Louis metro area to engage and equip local churches to respond to Jesus' call in Matthew 25 to step into the lives of children and families in crisis.

$30,000



Congregation Community Engagement

Epiphany Lutheran Church

To support the congregational strategic planning process with the LCEF as facilitators.

$1,750

Holy Cross Lutheran Church for the Deaf

To support the use of technology which will help reach more deaf people in the community.

$10,000

Immanuel Lutheran Church

To assist the host church (Immanuel) in coordinating Grace Day as it will now rotate among five participating Jefferson County Lutheran Churches.

$7,100

New Beginnings Lutheran Church
To build a community engagement space in an adjacent property to the church to provide crisis counseling, financial literacy courses and teen leadership development to meet the needs of the underserved in University City.

$25,000



Foreign-Born Populations

A.T. Still University of Health Sciences
To increase the accessibility of dental services to foreign-born individuals by translating patient forms and education materials.

$53,000

Bilingual International Assistant Services
To expand case management and basic needs support to 150 foreign-born seniors who primarily live in St. Louis County with the support of a multilingual Community Access Worker team.

$26,000

Bilingual International Assistant Services
To provide navigation and translation for foreign-born older adults seeking the COVID-19 vaccine.

$4,500

Children's Home Society of Missouri dba FamilyForward
To assist 130 non-English speaking survivors of domestic violence in their efforts to access necessary resources and advocate for their needs and rights as they work toward self-sufficiency, by providing multilingual and multicultural advocacy services.

$50,000

Christ Church UCC
To serve marginalized Spanish-speaking immigrants through acts of pastoral service, advocacy, social services, weekly Bible lessons and community gatherings.

$10,000

Christian Friends of New Americans
To offer tutoring to New American children and allow up to 29 children attend an area Lutheran elementary or high school by providing scholarships.

$47,100

Health Protection & Education Services
To enable the organization to strengthen partnerships to improve access to care, create capacity for systemic evaluation of client outcomes, and to use evaluation results to improve processes and client services.

$20,700

Lydia's House
To improve the self-sufficiency of 8 foreign born families who are survivors of domestic violence by providing culturally competent housing and support services.

$12,000

Maryville University of St. Louis - Walker Scottish Rite Clinic

To identify and provide direct therapy to 35 Spanish-speaking preschool age children with speech-language disorders with a Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist.

$10,000

Migrant & Immigrant Community Action
Project (MICA)

To improve the self-sufficiency and integration of 50 foreign-born individuals by providing legal services and to offer additional legal workshops and clinics with an Accredited Representative.

$50,000

St. Francis Community Services

To support 60 immigrants through the family law process by partnering with attorneys, navigating pro se procedures, offering conflict mediation and advocacy, providing outreach workshops, and case management services with a bilingual Client Services Coordinator.

$65,000

St. Louis Crisis Nursery

To provide support to 182 Latinx families by offering case management and crisis intervention with a Senior Latinx Resource Specialist.

$36,000

St. Louis Inter-Faith Committee on Latin America

To strengthen the collaboration and coordination of the Immigrant Service Provider Network (ISPN) curating resources, hosting educational programs, convening providers, and supporting shared initiatives.

$25,000

Vitendo4Africa

To provide education, transportation, and events such as mass vaccinations and health fairs to support the health and wellness of foreign-born individuals seeking the COVID-19 vaccine.

$10,400



Justice-Involved Individuals and their Families

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri

To provide comprehensive mentoring services and intensive wraparound support to 400 youth who have at least one incarcerated parent.

$20,000

Center for Women In Transition

To strengthen core programs and ensure the ongoing quality of services provided by supporting a Director of Programs who will develop organizational program strategy, oversee effective management of programs, monitor client outcomes and build a new client database system.

$61,000

Fathers and Families Support Center

To provide case management services to 80 pre-release participants residing in the Transition Center of St. Louis, assisting in their successful transition back into the community.

$55,000

Healing Action Network

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, transportation, and assistance with basic needs.

$35,000

Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois
To perform a community needs assessment for the implementation of the LCFS Pre-Generations program in St. Clair County, IL, targeting young adults (ages 17 years and older) involved in the criminal justice system.

$45,000

Saint Louis University
To train second-chance employers in best practices for hiring justice-involved employees and providing on-the-job support.

$35,000

SoulFisher Ministries

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 supportive housing at scattered sites and case management.

$50,000

St. Patrick Center
To expand workforce development programming to incorporate reentry services that support justice-involved individuals as they transition into employment and housing security.

$49,500



Lutheran Schools & Organizations

Chicagoland Lutheran Educational Foundation
To support the Principal of Immanuel Lutheran School in Olivette to participate in the professional development program- Principal 360.

$15,000

Christ Community Lutheran School
To provide start-up funding for the establishment of two CCLS Academy micro-schools for the 2021-2022 school year. Instructional coaches will be employed to guide up to 60 students in Christ-centered, character-forming, and competency-based personalized learning.

$100,000

Lutheran Elementary School Association (LESA)

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.

$57,000

Lutheran High School Association

To provide the materials and equipment needed for the addition of another 8th grade classroom for Lutheran North Middle School, enabling them to serve an additional 24 students during the 2021-2022 school year.

$55,000

Metro-East Lutheran High School
To provide tuition assistance to 11 students who matriculated from Unity Lutheran Christian Elementary School for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year.

$28,600



Older Adults Maintaining Independence

Bethesda Health Group Foundation
To enable 60 older adults living in their home access to private duty services, durable medical equipment and transportation by providing financial support.

$25,000

Cardinal Ritter Senior Services

To enable 35 older adults to remain in their home with ongoing case management and emergency assistance.

$32,000

Deaconess Faith Community Nurse Ministries

To provide navigation and case management for older adults seeking the COVID-19 vaccine.

$2,608

Lutheran Senior Services

To provide 65 older adults with care management services and access to chaplaincy services through Aging Answers and to expand spiritual care to 110 older adults in affordable housing communities.

$101,000

MindsEye Radio

To finalize and launch a mobile app to improve services and increase accessibility for older adults with a visual disability.

$34,000

St. John's Community Care

To support older adults living with dementia and their caregivers with Adult Day services in the Metro East.

$20,000



Community Involvement Grants

Gateway Center for Giving

To provide annual support for 2021.

$15,000

University of Missouri St. Louis
To support the hiring of a new Program Director to relaunch the Coro Fellows program at UMSL.

$5,000



Grand Total

42 Grants
$1,663,258.00