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Spring FY24 Grant Cycle Now Open
Twice annually, online applications are accepted for consideration from eligible nonprofits through our Responsive Grant and Capacity Building programs. The application must meet our eligibility requirements and filing deadline, and must be for support of a project in one of our focus areas of community need or general operating support if the organization's work is 100% within one of our focus areas. Applications are accepted via our online grant portal HERE.
If this is a new project or you are a new applicant organization, please contact the Marillac Mission Fund staff at 314-733-6500 to discuss your proposal in advance. You may also use the following links to schedule a 30-minute chat with one of our Program Managers, Emily or Katy, to discuss your ideas, ask questions about the process, or just to connect.
The Spring FY2024 cycle application will be due by 11:59pm on Thursday, February 1, 2024.
Catchafire Capacity Building OpportunityBeginning in August, MMF partners--the Missouri Foundation for Health and St. Louis Community Foundation--will be offering nonprofits in the St. Louis region a fully funded, year-long membership to Catchafire, a virtual capacity-building resource that saves organizations time and money by matching mission-driven organizations with virtual, skills-based volunteers on projects most critical for your organization’s success.
Grantee Spotlight: CAC NEMOThe Child Advocacy Center of Northeast Missouri (CAC-NEMO) serves child victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse, and children who witness violence. Marillac Mission Fund is a proud supporter of the organization's Coalition to End Child Sexual Exploitation, which works to coordinate resources and services for cases that involve human trafficking or the sexual exploitation of children.
Advocacy Training Opportunity
Empower Missouri is again offering their virtual Advocacy 101 training on Thursday, September 7th - with three sessions to choose from focused on each of their priority issue areas. You will learn about the legislative process in Missouri as well as policy implications in the areas of either affordable housing, food security, or criminal legal reform.
UMSL Home Repair Study Published
From 2020-2022, researchers at UMSL worked alongside St. Louis City departments and the region’s largest home repair providers to shed light on a problem that, until now, has largely been hidden from public view: the enormous unmet need for home repairs for older adults in St. Louis.