Thirteen organizations were selected by St. Louis City Senior Fund’s executive board to receive a total of $410,988 in Applicant Defined grants beginning January 1, 2021.
Applicant Defined Grants is a funding category created to recognize that there are a range of needs for older adults—and the organizations that serve them—that may not always fall under the Senior Fund’s focus areas for Fund Defined grants. Funding was allocated to support emerging needs, organizational capacity, and program support that is consistent with the Senior Fund’s vision and focused on serving St. Louis City residents who are 60 years or older.
Thirty-one applications were received for this funding round. Requests ranged from $6,000 to $75,000 for a total of $1.2M in requests; $400,000 was budgeted for awards.
The following organizations received funding:
- Cardinal Ritter Senior Services (Program Support)
- Center for Hearing & Speech (Pilot Project)
- Circle of Care, St. Louis (Program Support)
- College Hill Foundation (Program Support)
- Five Star Center (Capacity Building)
- HOPE – Housing Options Provided for the Elderly (Program Support)
- Midtown Community Services (Program Support)
- Park Central Development (Program Expansion)
- P.E.A.C.E. Weaving Wholeness (Program Support)
- Rebuilding Together, St. Louis (Program Support)
- St. Francis Community Services (Program Support)
- St. Louis MetroMarket (Program Support)
- St. Louis Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired (Program Support)
Learn more about the Senior Fund’s Applicant Defined grants on our Funding Opportunities page.
Funded partners listed above were supported in part by their grant from the St. Louis City Senior Fund to serve residents in the City of St. Louis who are 60 years and older. Many organizations listed have additional resources to serve older adults in St. Louis City and other areas of the region.