Girls Giving!

To hear what the girls have to say about their first year of giving, click here for their video! Check out the Girls Giving website here!

During the 2015-2016 school year, 36 girls from 9 area schools participated in Girls Giving. We are an inclusive group and are looking to continue to build our group - and our giving!. For more information, contact Girls Giving at



          St. Louis, April 25, 2016– The Girls Giving Fund of the St. Louis Community Foundation, a collective grantmaking group of high school girls, awarded a $3600 grant to Caroline Mission at their second annual grant celebration on Sunday, April 24. The 36 members of Girls Giving each gave $100 and collectively determined the grantee after a year long process of reviewing grant proposals, site visits, and learning about grant making. This year marks the second year of grantmaking – now totaling two grants awarded and giving $6300 to the St. Louis community.

Girls Giving is a collective-giving organization and the youth initiative of the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund. Young women enrolled in grades 8 through 12 as of September 1 have participated in a curriculum teaching them about grants, financial review of a non profit, and skills needed for their site visits to four local nonprofits who submitted grant proposals to Girls Giving.

Each member of Girls Giving contributes an annual donation of $100. The group combines all donations and awards that sum in the form of a grant to a local nonprofit(s) selected by the group. Through this cooperative giving model, Girls Giving is able to give more as a group than each member could give individually. Together, Girls Giving makes a big difference.

This year the Girls Giving $3600 grant will fund a specific program of providing baby items for infants attending the Caroline Mission Early Childhood Education Program.

This year’s group of girls came from nine different schools including: Crossroads High School, Westview Middle School (Riverview Gardens School District), MICDS, John Burroughs School, Clayton High School, Ladue High School, Nerinx, Villa Duchesne, and Parkway West.


Girls Giving is a donor fund of the St. Louis Community Foundation and a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization