Previous Grants

Spring 2020 Cycle

Organization Project Award Description
Bi-Lingual International Assistant Services (BIAS) General Operating Support $30,000 To support the provision of mental health, social, and legal services to immigrant and refugee families in the Metropolitan St. Louis Area.
Bi-Lingual International Assistant Services (BIAS) Strategic Planning 2020 $15,000 To support organizational capacity development through strategic planning.

Collinsville Faith in Action (Collinsville, IL)

Collinsville Faith in Action General Operating $25,000 To provide general operating support for free door-through-door transporation services benefitting older adults 60+ and older adults with disabilities.
College Hill Foundation Homeowner Rehab in the College Hill Neighborhood $38,500 To support the rehabilitation of homes in the College Hill Neighborhood, transforming the stability and quality of life of older adults.
Covenant House Missouri Services for Victims of Human Trafficking and those at Greatest Risk $30,000 To provide comprehensive services to youth who have experienced human trafficking and those at greatest risk for victimization.
Disability Resource Association Door-Through-Door Transportation to Support Older Adults Living Independently $35,000 To provide door-through-door transporation services to older adults and adults with disabilities in Jefferson County.
Five Star Senior Center Senior Transportation Program $30,000 To provide older adults and adults with disabilities with reliable and affordable curb-to-curb transportation to medical appointments, necessary errands and recreational activities.
Healing Action Network Healing Action Strategic Planning $20,000 To support organizational capacity development through strategic planning.
Healing Action Network General Operating: Coalition Against Trafficking and Exploitation (CATE) $25,000 To train and assist service providers across the state in identifying trafficking victims; building trauma-informed, survivor-centered programs, and providing long-term, comprehensive support for survivors.
Health Protection and Education Service Medical-Legal Partnership: Reducing Disparities by Addressing Legal Needs for Vulnerable Populations $25,000 To expand programming to include a screening for legal issues that affect clients' health and well-being, particularly for immigrants and non-English speaking populations.
Housing Options Provided for the Elderly, Inc. - HOPE HOPE Fund Development Initiative $15,000 To support consulting services for the improvement of organizational fundraising and development.
Independence Center Occupational Therapy to Support Seniors Aging in Place $30,000 To support the addition of a part-time Occupational Therapist to provide assessment and interventions for members 60+ living independently.
Immigrant & Refugee Women's Program General operating funds to support in-home English and Life Skills tutoring $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.
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.
Memory Care Home Solutions Dementia Care Intervention $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.
Mission: St. Louis Home Repair $25,000 To serve economically disadvantaged older adults living in the City of St. Louis through the provision of home repair services.
Nurses for Newborns Foundation Immigrant Health Outreach Program $15,000 To support the employment of immigrant and refugee community members by providing families with culturally attentive outreach, support, and navigation to healthcare, food, and a safe living environment.
Saint Louis Crisis Nursery Latino Outreach Program (LOP) $35,000 To provide trauma therapy, case management, and parenting education in Spanish to Latino families struggling with poverty, domestic violence, and mental health issues.
Shepherd's Center of Webster-Kirkwood Shepherd's Center of Webster-Kirkwood, General Operating Support $25,000 General operating support for services that assist older adults in remaining independent, intellectually engaged, socially connected and active.
St. Francis Community Services Spanish Language Mental Health Counseling $40,000 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 Healing Community Board (Collinsville, IL) Empowering Families Living with Dementia/Older Adults Living Independently/General Operating $25,000 General operating support to assist older adults with disabilities in maintaining their independence as they live in community.
St. Louis Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired Seniors with Vision Loss Living Independently $33,600 To ensure older adults living with vision loss receive specialized services and have access to community resources that will enhance their quality of life.
Sts. Joachim & Ann Care Service Stabilizing Seniors to Safely Live Independently $24,728 To provide financial assistance and case management services to older adults who are homeless, at-risk of homelessness or in crisis, empowering them to age in place.
The Covering House Reduce the Risk of Sexual Exploitation & Trafficking of Youth with Education and a Mentoring Program $35,000 To expand public education programming teaching young people about exploitation, and to introduce a mentor program to increase positive social connections among clients.
The Youth and Family Center Jazzy Seniors $27,000 To support the expansion and improvement of programming to positively impact the social-emotional and physical health of older adults aging in place.
Under the Same Tree Refugee Artisan Co-op $12,000 To empower women refugees in St. Louis to build community and engage in meaningful income-generating activities.
Youth In Need Youth In Need’s Efforts to Eliminate Youth Human Trafficking $15,000 To increase staffing, provide training, and continue services for trafficked and at-risk runaway, homeless, and street youth in the St. Louis region.
HealthVisions East St. Louis Circle of Friends $32,000 To support implementation of Circle of Friends programming, aimed at reducing the rates of loneliness and isolation for older adults living independently in East St. Louis.
PEACE Weaving Wholeness The Sankofa Arts and Wellness Village NORC Summer Camp for Seasoned Adults $88,811 To provide a multi-week summer day camp for older adults in St. Louis City, including art programming, cultural immersion experiences, and educational lunch-and-learns.
Project Present Project Present $12,000 To provide improvisation programming to caregivers and older adults experiencing dimentia or other age-related cognitive decline.
Visions for Vets Visions for Vets $50,000 To expand art programming aimed at enriching and perserving the lives of military Veterans in the form of painting, ceramics, sculpting, photography, metal work and much more.
Warren County Fine Arts Council Exploring the Artists within the Senior Citizens of Warren County $5,000 To fund collaborative art programming between the Warren County Fine Arts Council and the Warren County Agency on Aging to decrease isolation and increase socialization for older adults in Warren County.

Fall 2019 Cycle

Organization Project Award Description
ALS Association St. Louis Regional Chapter ALS Case Management and Consumer Education for Seniors $35,000 To increase the number of patients and caregivers who will receive case management and counseling services free of charge, allowing older adults to live independently in their homes longer.
Beyond Housing 24:1 Senior Engagement and Support Project $25,000 To improve access to resources and services for older adults, helping them increase their independence and quality of life. 
Casa de Salud Casa de Salud - Always by Your Side  $50,000 To support general operations including low-cost acute and chronic healthcare services to the region's immigrant and refugee population, and outreach expansion to non-Latino immigrants and refugees.
Deaconess Faith Community Nurse Ministries Providing Case Management Services by a registered nurse to low income seniors through food pantries $29,161 To expand case management and health screening services to low-income older adults through food pantries in St. Louis City and County.
Eye Thrive School-Wide Screenings with Follow-up Exams and Glasses for Hispanic-Serving Districts $50,000 To provide free vision screenings, glasses, and referrals via the Mobile Vision Clinic to Hispanic children within the Collinsville School District, in Illinois. 
Family Forward Multilingual Access Program for Immigrant and Refugee Survivors of Domestic Violence $35,000 To provide immigrant/refugee survivors of domestic violence with critical services including crisis intervention and advocacy services, all delivered in the survivor's language and culture of origin. 
Gene Slay's Girls and Boys Club of St. Louis Dutchtown Expansion - Immigrant/Refugee Community Outreach $48,962 To expand afterschool and summer programming into the Dutchtown neighborhood, serving the area's high concentration of low-income immigrant/refugee youth. 
Home Sweet Home Furniture Delivery to Veterans $10,000 To support the provision of free furniture and delivery services to veterans and their families.
Hoyleton Youth and Family Services Healing and Loving Oneself (HALO) Mentoring Program  $50,000 To educate the Metro-East Illinois community on risk factors related to human trafficking and to support survivors, youth at risk of trafficking, and their families. 
International Crisis Aid, Inc. Crisis Aid International U.S. Refuge Program  $50,000 To provide triage, referral, and support services to individuals identified in human trafficking and internet crimes against children (ICAC) investigations.
International Institute of St. Louis Community Engagement Initiative  $49,986 To provide general operating support to aid in the coordination of more than 1,600 volunteers who support the agency annually via refugee resettlement activities. 
ITNGateway Dignified Transportation for low income older adults in St. Charles County and St. Louis County $30,400 To provide cost-effective transportation to low-income older adults in St. Charles County and St. Louis County, replicating the independence, comfort and convenience of a private automobile. 
Migrant and Immigrant Community Action (MICA) General Operating $50,000 To provide legal services to immigrants and refugees, as well as the Community Outreach Project, established to create relationships with immigrant communities through education and advocacy. 
Northside Youth and Senior Service Center Northside Senior Transportation Program  $35,000 To promote healthy aging by providing a city-wide transportation program for Northside seniors, through on-demand, door-to-door transportation and congregate group outings. 
Rx Outreach Health and Wellness Outreach  $30,000 To empower older adults to age in place successfully through actionable education around oral health management and literacy, while maintaining independence.
SouthSide Early Childhood Center Family Partnership Program  $25,000 To support the Parent Coaching and Financial Coaching programs for immigrant families, increasing family stability through the reduction of financial stress and the promotion of positive parenting practices.
St. Andrew's At-Home Services, LLC Safe Home for Seniors $40,000 To provide low-income older adults living in St. Louis City and St. Louis County with minor home repairs at no cost. 
St. Francis Community Services  Veterans Advocacy Project: Legal Aid and Outreach $50,000 To provide legal and case management services to low-income veterans, and to expand community outreach and education on issues impacting veterans.  
University of Missouri St. Louis - Veterans Center Veterans Arm in Arm: Transition Mentoring for Student Veterans  $15,000 To pilot a mentorship program for student veterans, with the intention to bolster veterans' sense of purpose and connection during the transitions into the University environment and the workforce.