Previous Grants

Fall FY2023 Cycle

Older Adults Living Independently

Criminal Justice Ministry                                                                                                                                                                                                              $38,767

To provide 30 formerly incarcerated older adults with affordable transitional housing as they build plans toward independence.

Deaconess Faith Community Nurse Ministries                                                                                                                                                                   $28,000

To expand case management and health screening services to low-income older adults through food pantries in St. Louis City and County.

HavenHouse St. Louis                                                                                                                                                                                                                   $10,000 

To provide lodging, meals, transportation, and supportive services to older adults and their caregivers traveling to St. Louis for medical care.

ITNGateway                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      $27,135

To provide affordable transportation to low-income older adults living independently in St. Charles County and St. Louis County.

Missouri EnergyCare, Inc.                                                                                                                                                                                                         $15,000

To ensure older adults are able to remain safe and healthy at home by providing weatherization, energy audits, and equipment.

Northside Youth And Senior Service Center                                                                                                                                                                    $30,000

To provide affordable transportation to low-income older adults living on the northside of St. Louis City.

Places for People                                                                                                                                                                                                                         $30,000

To provide individualized occupational therapy services for older adults with serious mental illness.

Project Present                                                                                                                                                                                                                              $16,500

To facilitate improv sessions with older adults experiencing early onset Alzheimer's or dementia and teach communication strategies to caregivers.

Rebuilding Together-St. Louis                                                                                                                                                                                                $30,000

To provide minor home repairs for approximately 28 low-income older adults living independently across St. Louis City and County.

Rustic Roots Sanctuary Co.                                                                                                                                                                                                     $36,500

To distribute free, locally grown produce weekly to 50 homebound older adults in Spanish Lake in St. Louis County.

St. Andrew's Charitable Foundation                                                                                                                                                                                 $34,280

To provide minor home repairs to 50 low-income older adults living independently across St. Louis City and County.

St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program (HELP)                                                                                                                                               $25,000

To provide free home medical equipment for 1,092 older adults living independently across St. Louis City, St. Louis and Jefferson Counties.

STL Village, Inc.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            $10,000

To provide up to 25 low-income older adults with free membership in the STL Village program and therefore increase access to free transportation, minor home repair, technology assistance, social activities, and other services.

Immigrants & Refugees

Casa de Salud                                                                                                                                                                                                                              $50,000

To deliver high-quality clinical and behavioral health care to 3,000 under and uninsured immigrants and refugees across the region.

Forai                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                $10,045

To expand paid leadership opportunities for artisan immigrant and refugee women, developing their professional networks, and entrepreneurial skills.

International Institute of St. Louis                                                                                                                                                                                  $25,000

To provide English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction for 200 immigrant and refugee adults in the St. Louis region.

Migrant and Immigrant Community Action (MICA) Project                                                                                                                                $40,000

To provide pro bono legal services, case management, and community education for over 700 immigrants and refugees in the St. Louis region.

Puentes de Esperanza                                                                                                                                                                                                          $42,066

To increase awareness about women's health issues and provide healthcare navigation for Latina immigrants living in southwest Illinois.

Veterans

St. Francis Community Services                                                                                                                                                                                      $25,000

To provide legal assistance and case management services to low-income veterans, and to expand community outreach and education on issues impacting veterans. 

Human Trafficking Prevention

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the Parkland                                                                                                                           $30,000

To train and supervise CASA volunteers in their support and advocacy of youth in foster care who are at increased risk for human trafficking in Washington County, Missouri.

Advocacy & Coalition-Building

The Child Advocacy Center of Northeast Missouri                                                                                                                                              $30,492

To coordinate a multi-disciplinary coalition response to the commercial sexual exploitation of children, and to build awareness about human trafficking within the Northeast Missouri community.


Spring FY2022 Cycle

Older Adults Living Independently

Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities (AADD)                                                                                                                  $20,000

To offer comprehensive care coordination services to older adults with developmental disabilities to promote dignity and independence.

Bethesda Health Group, Inc.                                                                                                                                                                                      $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                                                                                                                                                                                $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                                                                                                                                                                                $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.                                                                                                                                                                                          $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.

HealthVisions Midwest                                                                                                                                                                                                   $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.

Independence Center                                                                                                                                                                                                      $28,000

To support the addition of a part-time Occupational Therapist to provide assessment and interventions for older adult members living independently.

L'Arche St. Louis                                                                                                                                                                                                                $35,000

To support the development of programming for aging adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to age in place.

Senior Services Plus                                                                                                                                                                                                       $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                                                                                                                                                                                       $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                                                                                                                                                  $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                                                                                                                                                                                                             $30,000

To support home modifications for older adults and disabled individuals, enabling them to freely enter, exit, and make use of their homes.

Immigrants & Refugees

Alive, Inc.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            $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.

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.

LifeWise StL                                                                                                                                                                                                                      $40,000

To support the integration of economic and emotional wellness for immigrant communities in St. Louis.

Nurses for Newborns Foundation                                                                                                                                                                         $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                                                                                                                                                                                $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                                                                                                                                                           $20,500

To design, present, and make publicly available a workshop curriculum for professionals and community partners to advise undocumented students accessing higher education.

Veterans

Missouri Veterans Endeavor                                                                                                                                                                                      $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.

Human Trafficking Prevention

Kerengende Foundation                                                                                                                                                                                             $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.

Advocacy & Coalition-Building

Healing Action                                                                                                                                                                                                                 $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 through the Coalition Against Trafficking and Exploitation (CATE).