Previous Grants

Spring 2022 Cycle

Organization Name Project Name Amount Awarded Description
Alive, Inc. Connecting Domestic Violence Victims with limited English proficiency to Safety/Support $10,250 To provide increased interpretation and translated written information to connect immigrant and refugee domestic violence survivors to safe shelter and other critical services.
Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities (AADD) Aging with DD Care Coordination/Case Management $20,000 To offer comprehensive care coordination services to older adults with developmental disabilities to promote dignity and independence.
Bethesda Health Group, Inc. Home Health Gap Assistance Program $45,000 To enable older adults returning home following a hospitalization access to private duty services, durable medical equipment, and transportation by providing financial support.
Cardinal Ritter Senior Services Social Services for Seniors $35,000 To provide one-on-one case management services to low-income older adults who are living independently in the community, connecting them to programs that ensure access to food, financial assistance, medical care, and other crucial resources.
Crown Center for Senior Living Community Connections 2022 $38,000 To provide comprehensive case management that promotes independent living and enhanced self-reliance for immigrant and minority older adults residing in the University City area.
Five Star Senior Center, Inc. FY23 General Operating Request $30,000 To provide ongoing services to older adults and adults with disabilities such as transportation, meals, and socialization to promote happy, healthy, and independent lives.
Healing Action General Operating: Coalition Against Trafficking and Exploitation (CATE) $30,000 To continue building a community movement to prevent and respond to all forms of human trafficking and exploitation through advocacy, public policy, education & direct outreach strategies.
HealthVisions Midwest
(East St. Louis, IL)
Faith in Action to Serve and Transform (FAST) General Operating $43,000 To provide assisted transportation services to older adults in St. Clair County and Clinton County, IL to access medical, social, and nutrition services to promote independence in their home, increase their stability, and reduce health disparities.
Immigrant Service Providers Network (ISPN) Immigrant Service Providers Network (ISPN) $40,000 To support the Immigrant Service Providers Network, which provides networking and educational opportunities for organizations that support foreign-born individuals and their families.
Independence Center Independent Living Support for Older Adults with Serious Mental Illness $28,000 To support the addition of a part-time Occupational Therapist to provide assessment and interventions for older adult members living independently.
Kerengende Foundation Human Trafficking & Sexual Abuse Prevention, Education, and Support in East St. Louis $30,000 To take action towards preventing human trafficking and sexual abuse in the East St. Louis community, and to support victims and their families.
L'Arche St. Louis Inclusive Care Coordination for Aging Adults with Intellectual Disabilities $35,000 To support the development of programming for aging adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to age in place.
LifeWise STL, formerly Kingdom House LifeWise StL Provides Holistic Services to Immigrant Community Through Economic & Emotional Wellness $40,000 To support the integration of economic and emotional wellness for immigrant communities in St. Louis.
Missouri Veterans Endeavor General Operations for Homeless Veterans Housing and Support Services $25,000 To assist homeless veterans and their family members with case management support, social independent living skills development, and community resource knowledge and attachment.
Nurses for Newborns Foundation Immigrant Health Outreach $15,000 To support the employment of Community Health Workers who share experiences of immigrant and refugee families to provide culturally competent outreach, support, and navigation to community resources.
Oasis International Ministries General Operating $35,000 To provide refugee families settling in St. Louis with counseling, furniture, clothing, English and citizenship classes, driver’s training, job/housing assistance, and assistance with rent and utilities.
The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis The Path to Higher Education: Undocumented and Undeterred $20,500 To design, present, and make publicly available a workshop curriculum for professionals and community partners to advise undocumented students accessing higher education.
Senior Services Plus
(Alton, IL)
SSP Handyman Home Repair Program $35,000 To provide older adults homeowners in Madison County, IL with access to safe and affordable home remodeling, repairs, maintenance, and adaptations.
The Youth and Family Center Jazzy Seniors Health and Wellness Program $20,000 To expand access to healthcare for older adults by opening an on-site clinic and offering yoga and wellness classes.
Visiting Nurse Association of Greater St. Louis Visit-A-Bit Program $45,000 To match volunteers with homebound older adults and provide weekly visits that include socialization, assessment, and education components with the purpose of reducing loneliness and the negative health outcomes linked to loneliness.
Workday Ministry Freedom and Mobility $30,000 To support home modifications for older adults and disabled individuals, enabling them to freely enter, exit, and make use of their homes.


Fall 2021 Cycle

Organization Name Project Name Amount Awarded Description
ALS Association St. Louis Regional Chapter ALS Case Management and Consumer Education for Seniors $30,000 To provide case management, respite care, and nutritional supplements for older adults living with ALS and their caregivers.
Bilingual International Assistant Services- BIAS General Operating $45,000 To support the provision of mental health, social, and legal services to immigrant and refugee families in the Metropolitan St. Louis Area.
Bread and Roses Missouri Community Exploration: Home, Family, Work $10,000 To support the expansion of artist-led workshops for St.Louis Area immigrant and refugee youth during the summer months.
Caritas Family Solutions Senior Community Services Employment Program Supportive Services Fund $10,000 To provide supplemental services and eliminate employment barriers for low-income older adults participating in part-time job training and placement opportunities.
College Hill Foundation Homeowner Rehab in the College Hill Neighborhood $39,200 To support minor home repairs in the College Hill Neighborhood, transforming the stability and quality of life of older adults.
Collinsville Faith in Action General Operating $20,000 To support free door-through-door transporation services benefitting older adults and older adults with disabilities in Madison County, IL and St. Clair County IL.
Covenant House Missouri Expansion of Services for Survivors of Human Trafficking $30,000 To provide comprehensive services to youth who have experienced human trafficking and those at greatest risk for victimization.
Disability Resource Association, Inc. Door-through-Door Transportation to Support Older Adults with Disabilities to Live at Home $35,000 To provide door-through-door transporation services to older adults and adults with disabilities in Jefferson County, MO.
Eye Thrive Strategic Plan Implementation and Board Revamp $20,000 To support consulting guidance on the implementation of EyeThrive's Comprehensive Organizational Assessment Report recommendations and the organizational strategic plan.
Eye Thrive School-Wide Screenings with Follow-Up Exams and Glasses for Hispanic-Serving Districts $30,000 To support school-wide screenings and glasses for Hispanic-Serving school districts in Collsinville, IL.
Health Protection and Education Service Medical-Legal Partnership: Reducing Disparities by Addressing Legal Needs for Vulnerable Populations $25,256 To provide screenings for health issues and legal issues that affect clients' health and well-being, particularly for immigrants and non-English speaking populations.
Immigrant Home English Learning Program (IHELP) General Operating $35,000 To support outreach, recruitment, and retention capacity for volunteers to provide in-home, one-on-one English classes for isolated immigrant and refugee adults in the St. Louis Area.
Jefferson County Community Partnership Inc. Hammers of Hope (HOH) $26,737 To support minor home repairs for low-income older adult homeowners in Jefferson County, MO.
Lincoln County Council on Aging Meals Matter $10,000 To provide hot nutritious meals for Lincoln County residents 65+ and adults with disabilities through home delivery and congregate meal programming.
Memory Care Home Solutions General Operating $30,000 To support programming for caregivers and their loved-ones living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in the St. Louis bi-state region.
Migrant and Immigrant Community Action - MICA Racial Equity Assessment and Plan $18,000 To conduct an organizational culture and racial equity audit and plan, ensuring that immigrant-focused work is equitable and amplifies diverse voices.
Mission: St. Louis Home Repair $30,000 To serve economically disadvantaged older adults living in the City of St. Louis through the provision of home repair services.
Rebuilding Together South West Illinois Multiple Repair Projects for Senior/Disabled/Low-Income/Veteran Homeowners $15,000 To support minor repair services for low-income older adult homeowners residing in Madison County, IL.
Saint Louis Crisis Nursery Latinx Outreach Program $37,320 To provide trauma therapy, case management, and parenting education in Spanish to Latinx families struggling with poverty, domestic violence, and mental health issues.
Shepherd's Center of Webster-Kirkwood General Operating $20,000 To support services that assist older adults in remaining independent, intellectually engaged, socially connected and active.
Spanish Lake Community Development Corp Spanish Lake Senior Minor Home Repair Program (SLMHR) $26,700 To support minor home modifications that improve the mobility, safety or quality of life of older adults in Spanish Lake.
St. Francis Community Services Bilingual Mental Health Counseling $40,150 To provide bilingual, culturally competent mental health services for emotionally and relationally distressed youth with Spanish-speaking caregivers in St. Louis City.
St. John's Community Care Leadership Transition Support $9,000 To provide consulting support to aid implementation of the leadership succession and transition plan.
St. John's Community Care Empowering Families Living with Dementia/Older Adults Living Independently/General Operating $20,000 To provide community education and support services for caregivers and older adults living with dementia in Madison County, IL and St. Claire County, IL.
St. Louis Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired Seniors with Vision Loss Living Independently $30,000 To ensure older adults living with vision loss receive specialized services and have access to community resources that will enhance quality of life.
START - St. Louis Teens Aiding Refugees Today Welcome Neighbor STL Supper Club Program $20,000 To support drive-through Supper Club events that increase the economic stability of refugees while sharing traditional food and culture with the St. Louis community.
Sustainable Housing & Equitable Development (SHED) SHED Home Repair Programs $15,000 To provide minor home repairs benefitting low-income homeowners aged 65+ residing in University City’s 3rd Ward neighborhoods.
The Covering House Restoring Hope and Mending Minds $30,000 To support residential, therapeutic and case management services, and prevention/early intervention programs, collectively known as COVER Care®, for girls who are survivors of sex trafficking and their caregivers.