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

31 AUG

JOIN SOS at the BIZ DASH 5K

Biz Dash is St. Louis's largest office gathering! SOS is joining businesses, non-profits and foundations to promote health, wellness and community. You can run the 5K or walk with your fellow SOS sisters in a group. This is a great way to come together to promote who we are! The event opens at 5 pm at Ball Park Village, with the race starting at 7 pm. Click here for more info. Questions? Email Sue Rector at suerector@gmail or Amy Inman at amyinman@yahoo.com. 

13 SEPT

FALL KICKOFF AT FOREST ReLEAF

Kickoff the SOS New Granting Season with your SOS Sisters with our 2014 Grantee Recipient--Forest ReLeaf at 3 pm on Wednesday, September 13 at their nursery, CommuniTree Gardens, 2194 Creve Coeur Mill in St. Louis. Register here.

 

19 SEPT

SOS BOARD MEETING

For SOS Board Members, this will be the first official board meeting of the 2017-18 fiscal year.  At the St. Louis Community Foundation from 6-7:30 pm.

              Celebrating 11 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.


 

Spirit Awards 2017 

Thanks to our members, we were able to award $204,583 in grants to 12 deserving agencies. 2017 also marks the first time SOS awarded a three-year renewable grant.
 
Lydia's House - $33,333 multi-year grant to support its Job Training and Employment Program called Lydia's Ladle. This provides women who are escaping domestic violence an immediate source of income. Look for their chicken potpies in local grocery stores!
 
Angels' Arms - $20,000 grant to provide foster homes, resources and emotional support for foster parents who care for sibling groups and other hard-to-place children.
 
Annie's Hope - St. Louis Bereavement Center of Young People - $15,000 grant to provide critically needed in-school support services, free of charge, to underprivileged and disenfranchised youth who are dealing with overwhelming grief.
 
Eye Care Charity of Mid-America - $20,000 grant to provide free eye care services to 200 children in Ferguson during the 2017-2018 school year.
 
Home Sweet Home - $6,000 grant to help clients from partner organizations transition to their new living situations with much-needed furnishing and basics, providing a sense of ownership and a source of stability at a crucial time.
 
Home Works THVP - $10,000 grant to add 100 students to their program of home visits by teachers and school staff members, creating a partnership between families and teachers for children's success.
 
Migrant and Immigrant Community Action Project - $20,000 grant to overcome barriers to justice by providing low-cost, high quality legal services to low-income immigrants and their families.
 
Pianos for People - $12,000 grant to break down financial barriers that prevent those from disadvantaged backgrounds from accessing the many benefits of learning to play the piano.
 
St. Louis Internship Program - $20,000 grant to provide the rigorous support, training, prep and networking which are essential for interns to succeed both in the workplace and in life.
 
Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective - $8,250 grant to fund "Not Another One! A Play 4 Peace" which is a live theatrical performance about gun violence based on 2015 conversations among teens, the police and civic leaders.
 
Urban Harvest STL - $20,000 grant to continue its work maintaining their downtown roof top farm and expand its reach further into the community by establishing more urban farm sites in partnership with other organizations.
 
Volunteers in Medicine, Inc - $20,000 grant to purchase medication for uninsured, low-income adult residents of St. Charles.

 
 

 

 

WHY WE GIVE

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.  

 

IN THE WORDS OF OUR MEMBERS:

“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 fund.

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