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Persevering Through Crisis: The State of Nonprofits

Based on a national survey of nonprofit leaders conducted in February 2021, Persevering through Crisis: The State of Nonprofits report from The Center for Effective Philanthropy sheds light on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nonprofits, how funders have stepped up, and how foundations have been more flexible, responsive, and communicative with grantees—but less so with grantee organizations led by women or serving certain communities of color. More…


Telling the Stories of Older Adults During the Pandemic

As America begins to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are reminded of the profound impact that the virus and the social isolation that it necessitated had on older adults. The Catholic Health Association recently held a webinar series titled “Old Age- Our Future” which discussed this topic and more. More…


Funding Opportunities for Black-Led Organizations

The 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. Black communities – and the individuals, families, nonprofits, and businesses that comprise them – have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and economic fall-out. More…


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. This article highlights some of the major provisions in the bill and the effects they may have on reducing poverty rates in 2021. More…


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. More…