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What Is Collective Giving?

In collective giving, like-minded people come together to support shared causes.

At the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund (SOS), we pool our resources, invest as a group and award grants to smaller St. Louis-area non-profits. By investing collectively, we achieve greater impact.

Members benefit through social connectivity, education and the impact of our investments. All women are welcome to participate. 

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Seed Funding Small Non-Profits.

How It Works

Contribute – Our members commit to an $1,200 annual contribution. $1,080 of each contribution goes to grants and $120 to support educational programs and operation.

Vote – With “One Member, One Vote”,  our members vote on proposed grants.

Grant – Since 2007, SOS has invested over $2.2 million in urgent and critical needs throughout the St. Louis community.

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National Network of Women Grantmakers

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Why We Give

Stories of Impact By Our Grantees

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Girls Giving

Girls Coming Together

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Upcoming Events

Puppies for Parole – A Second Chance

April 25 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Spirit Awards & Annual Meeting

May 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

SOS Book Discussion

June 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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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