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.
SPIRIT AWARDS 2017
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.