Previous Grants

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 Univeresity environment and the workforce. 
     

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.