Previous Grants

Fall 2020 Cycle

Organization Project Award Description
Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities Aging with Developmental Disability Care Coordination $35,000 To offer comprehensive care coordination services to older adults with developmental disabilities.
Bethesda Health Group Stipends/Funding for Home Health Gap Assistance $45,000 To provide scholarships to cover the cost of immediate needs following a hospitalization or return home from post-acute care facilities in order to avoid unncessary hospital returns.
Cardinal Ritter Senior Services Social Services for Seniors $50,000 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 2021 $50,000 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.
Eden's Glory Foster Kairos $37,450 To address gaps in services for minors vulnerable to and exploited by human trafficking within the foster care system in St. Clair and other counties in southern Illinois.
Epworth Children & Family Services Translation services for in-home family therapy $6,000 To support interpreter services to facilitate therapy for non-English-speaking participants in the Family Support Network program.
Eye Thrive School-Wide Screenings with Follow-up Exams and Glasses for Hispanic-Serving Districts $40,000 To provide free vision screenings, glasses, and referrals via the Mobile Vision Clinic to Hispanic children within the Collinsville School District, in Illinois.
HealthVisions Midwest Faith in Action to Serve and Transform (FAST) $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.
LifeWise STL Economic Mobility for Immigrant Families $30,000 To promote financial coaching with a bilingual Certified Financial Social Worker, financial education classes, and creative financial products to help participants and their families achieve their economic goals.
Missouri Veterans Endeavor General Operating $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.
Oasis International Ministries General Operating $40,000 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.
Puentes de Esperanza General Operating $50,000 To support community outreach and bilingual mental health services for Hispanic immigrants in Madison, St. Clair, and Clinton Counties in Illinois.
Rural Parish Clinic - Dental Clinic of the Archdiocese of St. Louis Rural Parish Clinic Dental Van Operations $30,000 To support supplies and operations of a new mobile dental van that will provide low-income older adults residing in Washington County and surrounding areas with free dental care.
Saint Louis Inter-Faith Committee on Latin America (IFCLA) Capacity to Excel $16,000 To support organizational capacity development through executive leadership and board development, and through finanicial consulting.
Saint Louis Inter-Faith Committee on Latin America (IFCLA) General Operating $35,000 To support staffing that will improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness in order to best serve immigrant populations and advocate for change.
Senior Services Plus SSP Handyman Home Repair Program $35,000 To provide older adults homeowners in Madison County and other Southwest Illinois counties with access to safe and affordable home remodeling, repairs, maintenance, and adaptations.
Spanish Lake Community Development Corp. Spanish Lake Community Development Corporation Funding Plan $14,700 To support organizational capacity development through fund development consulting.
The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis Immigrant Student Advising and Emergency Needs Support $22,000 To provide recent immigrant and refugee students and their families with academic advising resources and COVID-related emergency supports.
Visiting Nurse Association of Greater St. Louis Visit-A-Bit Program $45,800 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- New City Fellowship of St. Louis General Operating $20,000 To support home modifications for older adults and disabled individuals, enabling them to freely enter, exit, and make use of their homes.
The Youth and Family Center Youth and Family Center Capacity Building $23,000 To support organizational capacity development through strategic planning and consulting.


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.