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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Upcoming Events


24 May

The SOS Spirit Awards and Annual Meeting are every members chance to meet each of our 2017 grantees in person and hear firsthand the powerful work they are doing to make a difference in our region. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 24 at The Lodge Des Peres. Register 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.



This is the day of the year when it all comes together - our giving, our grant-making and the spirit we share as members of SOS and members of this community where we all live and grow.

It's also your chance to meet each of our 2017 grantees in person and hear firsthand the powerful work they are doing to make a difference in our region.

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.

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).  Register here.


If you missed the Ballot Fair, by now you should have received a paper ballot in the mail. Paper ballots must be post-marked by April 29. You can also vote on-line until April 29. Sign in under the “Members” tab at the top of the page, then go to the “Member Menu” to find the ballots. Remember to complete both the 2017 Ballot and the 2017 Multi-Year Ballot. 




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 experience of SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS WOMEN’S FUND has fundamentally changed me. I realize what’s important about your life is what you end up doing with it. And every time we support an organization, we are advocating for them. We give people a voice. It’s powerful and it’s important – and it recognizes that we are all connected.” 

"If I give money to an organization it says that I care. But when I give as part of SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS WOMEN’S FUND it says that 200 women care. And we are standing shoulder-to-shoulder saying to the people we serve: You are not invisible. You are not inconsequential. You matter. And we care.”


 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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