Catch the Spirit

SOS welcomes all women.
We believe the more women
come together, the more mountains
that can be moved.
Please join us!
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Learn about SOS

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For our most recent
annual report,
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Upcoming Events

 05 Oct

Join SOS for a screening of "When the Bough Breaks," at 6:30 p.m. followed by a discussion lead by the documentary filmmaker, Jill Evans Petzall. To register, click here.

 27 Oct

"BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS TO CLOSE THE WAGE GAP" Learn about the status of low wage work for women, work-related barriers and the work being done in our community to address these issues. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the home of Berta James. To register, click here.

              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.



The Spirit of St. Louis Women's Fund has awarded grants totaling $188,000 to eleven community agencies. The agencies and the amount granted to each include:

ALIVE (Alternatives to Living in Violent Environments) - $25,000

The Family Treehouse (TWIGS) - $10,000

Health, Protection and Education Services - $9480

Humanitri - $20,000; Immigrant and Refugee Women's Program - $15,000

Little Bit Foundation - $25,000

Lydia's House - $15,000

The Maren Fund - $15,000

Near Southside Employment Coalition - $15,000

Perennial - $18,512

Springboard to Learning - $20,050.

Congratulations 2016 Grantees - and THANK YOU SOS MEMBERS!


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.  



JOIN THE GRANTS COMMITTEE.  Be a part of the Letter of Inquiry (LOI) Review Teams and/or the Site Visit Teams who participate intimately in the work that is the heart and soul of SOS's mission. 

Learn about the St. Louis community's vast array of agencies and participate in the grantee review process. Educate yourself on St. Louis non-profits, who are providing critical services to our neediest citizens.

To join, login to the "Member Login" then "Join Committees" under the "Member Menu" by September 25th.  Please contact Amy Inman, Grants Chair, at with any questions. 

 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.

Click here to donate online.


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