Our Focus Areas and Methods of Providing Funds
Advancing hope and inspiration
Marillac Mission Fund's Response to COVID-19
In this time of concern and uncertainty regarding COVID-19, the board and staff at the Marillac Mission Fund (MMF) are keeping our grantees and the communities they serve on the forefront of our minds and efforts.
Grantee Spotlight: Eye ThrivePivoting an inherently in-person service amidst a global pandemic is no easy feat, but Eye Thrive has shown that with some innovation, guidance, and support from funders like Marillac Mission Fund, anything is possible.
Funding Opportunities for Black-Led OrganizationsThe Black Communities Investment Initiative was established at the St. Louis Community Foundation to provide operating support and/or capacity building opportunities to Black-led nonprofits directly serving Black communities in the St. Louis Metro Area. The Racial Healing + Justice Fund purpose is to invest in and build the capacity for healing from racial trauma. Both applications are due April 16, 2021.
American Rescue Plan: How it may impact nonprofits and their clients
The House gave final approval to the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill on March 10, 2021. We highlight some of the major provisions in the bill and the effects they may have on reducing poverty rates in 2021.
Missouri Poverty Report
The 2020 Missouri Poverty Report, from the Missouri Community Action Network, pulls together data about poverty from many sources alongside information about factors pushing people into poverty. The report also includes information about programs, policies, and initiatives keeping people out of poverty.