Catch the Spirit

SOS welcomes all women.
We believe the more women
come together, the more mountains
that can be moved.
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Upcoming Events

03 Apr

Discussion of "Can't Not Do - The Compelling Social Drive That Changes Our World" by Paul Shoemaker. 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 3 at the home of Lee Anne Quatrano. Click here to register.

05 Apr

Mandatory Site Visit Team Leader Meeting, 3 to 5 p.m. at the St. Louis Community Foundation Office.


12 Apr

The Ballot Fair is each SOS member's opportunity to cast their vote on which agencies we should fund in the coming year. 5:30 to 7 p.m. April 12 at the St. Louis Community Foundation, #2 Oak Knoll Park, Clayton.


              Celebrating 10 Years of Giving!

The Spirit of Giving

The Spirit of St. Louis Women's Fund is a collective giving and grantmaking organization. Everyone gives an equal amount of money. Everyone has an equal voice. 

We are a volunteer democracy. Those who have time, give it. Those who don't are not judged. We respect that different women have different demands on their time at different times in their lives. There are no fundraisers, no galas.

We have only two requirements: pay your dues and vote on how it's given back to the community. Click here to become a member.



Site visits are underway and it's only a matter of time before we will be casting our ballots for the 2017 grantees. Mark your calendars now for Wednesday, May 24 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Lodge at Des Peres (a new location for our awards this year).

Our grantees always tell members of the Spirit of St. Louis Women's Fund that our grant celebration is a truly unique event for them. They get to know us and we get to know them! SOS members are encouraged to bring guests, friends and family, to this wonderful event celebrating our grantees and the work they do for the St. Louis community.


The Ballot Fair, Wednesday, April 12 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at a NEW LOCATION - the St. Louis Community Foundation, #2 Oak Knoll Park in Clayton - precedes our Spirit Awards and is a wonderful time for SOS members to celebrate our grant-making process, connect with old and new friends, and learn more about the organizations that have made it to the final ballot.

As a member, your vote counts as much as each of our over 200 members. So, no matter if you've participated in any part of the grant-making process or not, your membership gives you the opportunity to vote for our 2017 grantees. 

Under the leadership of co-chairs Amy Inman and Berta James, our site teams are currently visiting almost 40 agencies and will determine the ballot our membership votes for in April. 




Because giving is at the very heart of Spirit of St. Louis Women's Fund, we feel it is important to share stories about the agencies and people impacted by the generosity of our members.

Our "Why We Give" newsletter highlights a story about one of our current grantees. We hope you enjoy and are inspired by the real life stories.  



The statistics are all too grim. Nationally only four out of 10 of our children are ready for college, work and life. Two in 10 are deeply under-prepared or off track.

The problem is deep and multi-faceted. Our community is coming together collectively to produce large-scale change to this cradle-to-career issue.

At our Discovering Our Community event on March 9, we will take a deeper dive into Ready by 21 St. Louis - a community-driven, collaborative effort to ensure that all young people in the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County and St. Charles County have the support they need to be productive, connected, healthy and safe. 


 Support our Fund

For anyone in our community who supports our work building women's leadership in philanthropy, we welcome individual donations to our endowed fund.

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