Previous Grants

Spring 2019 Cycle

Organization Project Award Description
A. T. Still University
Kirksville, MO
Providing Education and Direct Dental Services to St. Louis Older Adults  $30,000.00 To provide oral health education and dental care by visiting low-income older adults where they congregate and connecting participants to a local integrated dental school/community health center.
Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities
St. Louis, MO
Aging with Developmental Disability (DD) Care Coordination $40,000.00 To serve individuals aged 65 and older with developmental disabilities, providing medical and social supports that have been identified through assessment.
Bethesda Health Group, Inc.
St. Louis, MO
Scholarships for Home Health Gap Assistance $45,000.00 To pilot scholarships for the cost of transitional support at home immediately following a hospitalization or post-acute rehab care facilities in order to avoid unncessary hospital returns.  
Bread and Roses Missouri
St. Louis, MO
Community Exploration: Home, Family, Work $10,000.00 To provide immigrant youth access to an arts education, to introduce individual and community health knowledge to youth, and to introduce the youth to their role as community activists through artist-led workshops during summer months.
Cardinal Ritter Senior Services
St. Louis, MO
Case Management and Consumer Education for Low-Income Seniors $50,000.00 To support low-income seniors who are living independently with one-on-one case management services to connect them to programs providing food, financial assistance, medical care, and other crucial resources.
Criminal Justice Ministry
St. Louis, MO
Housing Our Most Vulnerable $49,760.00 To begin offering housing units to veterans at below-market, rent-controlled rates without the threat of eviction, thereby establishing a foundation for systematic and sustainable change in housing/services.
Deaconess Faith Community Nurse Ministries
St. Louis, MO
Three year fundraising plan for Deaconess Nurse Ministry for the Outreach Program $5,440.00 Capacity Building Grant to create a three year fundraising plan to expand the agencies capacity to serve more low-income vulnerable adults through the Community Outreach program. 
Employment Connection
St. Louis, MO
Increasing Development Efforts at Employment Connection $20,000.00 Capacity Building Grant to identify and develop a plan to obtain additional revenue streams in order to diversify funding while strengthening the development department's functions.   
Kingdom House
St. Louis, MO
Financial Wellbeing for Immigrant Families  $30,000.00 To promote financial coaching with a bi-lingual Certified Financial Social Worker, financial education classes, and creative financial products to help participants achieve their economic goals and change the financial narrative for their families.
Mission: St. Louis
St. Louis, MO
Senior Services: Aging with Dignity $40,000.00 To serve economically disadvantaged older adults (60+) living in the City of St. Louis through case management/care coordination and benefits assistance. 
Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates (MIRA)
St. Louis, MO
MIRA and ISPN general operations $45,000.00 To support general operations of Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates (MIRA) and one of its main initiatives the Immigrant Service Provider Network (ISPN). 
Missouri Veterans Endeavor
St. Louis, MO
General Operations for Housing and Supportive Services $25,000.00 To assist homeless veterans and their family members with case management support, social independent living skills development, and community resource knowledge and attachment.
Oasis International Ministries
St. Louis, MO
General Operations $50,000.00 To provide refugee families settling in St. Louis with counseling, friendship, furniture, clothing, English and citizenship classes, driver’s training, job/housing assistance and money for rent and utilities. 
Puentes de Esperanza
Fairview Heights, IL
Bi-lingual Mental Health and Family Support Services $50,000.00 To provide bilingual mental health and family support services to limited English speaking Hispanic individuals and families.
Rebuilding Together-St. Louis
St. Louis, MO
Rebuilding Day Program 2019 $30,000.00 To make repairs and modifications to homes on our annual Rebuilding Day, focused on ensuring the safety, comfort and continued independence of senior homeowners.  
Saint Louis Inter-Faith Committee on Latin America (IFCLA)
St. Louis, MO
General Operating $30,000.00 To enable the organization to more deeply engage our base and more effectively evaluate our programming in order to create a community where dignity comes first.
Saint Louis Inter-Faith Committee on Latin America (IFCLA)
St. Louis, MO
General Operating $10,000.00 Capacity Building Grant to fund an organizational assessment.
Senior Services Plus
Alton, IL
Information & Assistance Care Coordination $35,000.00 To support seniors with a seamless transition of community based support services to age in place and maintain their independence and well-being.  
Spanish Lake Community Development Corp
St. Louis, MO
Spanish Lake Minor Home Repair Program (SLMHR) $26,200.00 To help the most vulnerable seniors age-in-place, in their own homes that require minor home modifications that threaten their mobility, safety or quality of life.
St. Louis Area Women Religious Collaborative Ministries
St. Louis, MO
English Tutoring Project (ETP) $30,000.00 To create equity for children attending area Catholic schools through English language tutoring so that the children have the chance to rise out of poverty while culturally helping to break down barriers.  
The OASIS Institute
St. Louis, MO
Social Isolation Mitigation for Caregivers and Older Adults with Dementia $29,952.00 To offer a dual-purpose intervention to reduce social isolation among caregivers and their loved ones with mild to moderate dementia.  
Workday Ministry
St. Louis, MO
Freedom and Mobility Program $30,000.00 To make home modifications for elderly and disabled individuals, enabling them to freely enter, exit, and make use of their homes.

 


Fall 2018 Cycle

Organization Project Award Description

A Caring Plus Foundation

St. Louis, MO

Naturally Occurring Retirement Community Program Expansion  $50,000 To provide case management to older adults living in the Ferguson, Jennings, and Dellwood area. The senior service coordinator will support older adults with assessment and planning of healthcare needs, and provision of knowledge and access to available resources/services. 

Alive, Inc.

St. Louis, MO

Immigrant/Refugee Domestic Violence Victim Transportation to Safe Shelter and Supportive Services  $10,000 To provide transportation to safe shelter, counseling, court, and legal services to increase safety and well-being for immigrant/refugee domestic violence victims and their children. 

Bilingual International Assistant Services

St. Louis, MO

General Operations   $50,000 To continue providing interpretation, mental health, social services, and legal services to non-English speaking refugees and immigrants in the Metropolitan St. Louis area. 

Collinsville Faith in Action

Collinsville, IL

Collinsville Faith in Action   $30,000 To provide free transportation and activities to ease loneliness and prevent isolation among older adults living in the Collinsville, IL area. Transportation includes trips for shopping and errands, as well as to and from doctor visits; activities include reassurance calls, friendly visits, and seasonal yard maintenance. 

Crown Center, Inc.

St. Louis, MO

Community Connections  $50,000 To provide comprehensive case management to promote independent living for older adults residing in University City area. Goal is to enhance self-reliance and dignity, while decreasing unnecessary nursing home admissions. 

Epworth Children & Family Services

St. Louis, MO

Translation Services for In-Home Family Therapy  $6,000 To provide free interpretation services to facilitate in-home family therapy for English language learning clients. Parents will also receive psychological education, parenting strategies, and skill building to prevent child abuse.  

Healing Action Network, Inc.

St. Louis, MO

Coalition Against Trafficking and Exploitation  $50,000 To build the infrastructure of Coalition Against Trafficking and Exploitation (CATE) into a state-wide coordinated coalition of agencies and individuals to prevent and respond to human trafficking and exploitation through advocacy, public policy, education, and direct outreach strategies. 

Health Protection and Education Service

St. Louis, MO

Bridging the Gap: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Screening and Prevention Among Immigrants in St. Louis  $25,000 To provide language-appropriate pre-diabetes education and prevention services to immigrants and minorities, specifically southeast Asian immigrants. Services, provided on-site, include: screenings, medical handbook in multiple languages, interpreters, and volunteers with medical interpreter training. 

Immigrant & Refugee Women’s Program

St. Louis, MO

General Operating Funds to Support In-Home English Tutoring  $30,000 To support one-on-one English tutoring to the isolated foreign-born population. The volunteer teacher’s one-on-one instruction includes speaking, reading, and writing English in two one-hour in-home sessions. 

Jefferson County Community Partnership, Inc. (JCCP)

St. Louis, MO

 Hammers of Hope  $34,532 To increase safety, improve accessibility, and increase independence of vulnerable older adults living in Jefferson County through minor repairs made in homes of qualifying low-income house owners. 

Missouri Energy Care, Inc.

St. Louis, MO

Capacity Building Grant Missouri Energy Care  $15,625 To conduct an organizational assessment and strategic plan to help the board and senior staff increase the organization’s effectiveness by improving core capacities – communications, program outcomes, evaluation, fundraising, governance, and financial strength. 

Society for the Blind & Visually Impaired

St. Louis, MO

Seniors with Vision Loss Living Independently  $33,600 To ensure older adults living with low vision receive needed specialized services and have access to community and other resources that will enhance their quality of life and allow older adults to remain safe and independent in their homes. 

St. Francis Community Services-Southside

St. Louis, MO

Spanish Language Mental Health Project  $50,000 To provide specialized trauma-informed therapy and care coordination to asylum-seeking immigrant children. These mental health services will be provided to children residing in St. Louis City, with an emphasis on zip codes 63118, 63116, and 63111. 

St. John’s Healing Community Board

Collinsville, IL

Capacity Building Grant: Improve Fund Development Capacity  $20,000 To engage a developmental consultant to assess and recommend fundraising strategies to increase revenues, strengthen staff capacity, and organizational impact.  

St. Louis Crisis Nursery

St. Louis, MO

Latino Outreach Program (LOP)  $42,794 To provide trauma therapy, case management, and parenting education to Latino families struggling with poverty, domestic violence, and mental health issues living in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Jefferson County, or St. Charles County 

St. Louis Public Schools Foundation

St. Louis, MO

Computer Literacy for SLPS Immigrant and Refugee Parents  $24,580 To provide computer literacy classes to immigrant and refugee parents to increase their ability to support their children. The classes aim to increase computer and online technology skills to access and share information, including accessing information on school websites and communicating with teachers and support staff via email. 

Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Service

St. Charles, MO

Stabilizing Seniors to Safely Live Independently  $25,750 To provide case management services to promote independence and prevent homelessness of older adults living in St. Charles, Lincoln, and Warren counties.

The Covering House

St. Louis, MO

Reduce the Risk of Sexual Exploitation & Trafficking of Youth: Continuing Education for Prevention  $45,000 To provide education and tools to caregivers and youth to reduce the risk of youth becoming exploited, and to increase knowledge and understanding of healthy relationships and sexual health. 

Under the Same Tree

St. Louis, MO

Refugee Artisan Co-Op  $10,000 To empower women refugees in St. Louis to build community and engage in meaningful income-generating activity by selling their crafts in local farmer's markets, businesses, craft fairs, churches, and online.

Youth in Need

St. Charles, MO

Youth Sex Trafficking and Exploitation: Prevention, Outreach, Response, and Trauma Informed Care  $25,000 To provide outreach, response, access to shelter, crisis intervention, referrals, and case management to transition at-risk youth with the goal of helping the youth develop protective awareness and self-sufficiency skills.