Proposals from 11 organizations were approved by St. Louis City Senior Fund’s executive board to receive a total of $566,358 for the first of three years for fund defined grants that began July 1, 2021 (FY2022).
The Senior Fund’s Fund Defined grant opportunity is funding awarded to address needs of older St. Louis City residents in specific focus areas determined by the Senior Fund Board based on community needs assessments and other sources. Organizations can apply for multi-year grants up to three years.
The new Fund Defined awards that began in July focus on two areas: Economic Security and Housing. The Senior Fund received 25 applications for this funding round for a total of $1.4 million in requests for the first year and $4.3 million in total for three years. The budget for this funding round was $600,000 per year or $1.8 million for three years.
The following organizations were selected for funding support:
- Cardinal Ritter Senior Services (Housing/Economic Security – Case Management, Emergency Assistance with Housing-Related Expenses)
- College Hill Foundation (Housing – Home Repairs)
- Deaconess Faith Community Nurse Ministry (Economic Security – Benefits Checkup & Application Assistance)
- Deaconess Faith Community Nurse Ministry, Mission: St. Louis, and Saint Louis University – (Housing – CAPABLE Program)
- Housing Options Provided for the Elderly – HOPE (Housing – Case Management, Assistance with Moving to Senior Apartments)
- Lifewise STL (Economic Security – Senior Resiliency Fund)
- Mission: St. Louis (Housing – Home Repairs)
- Missouri EnergyCare (Housing/Economic Security – Heating & Cooling, Weatherization, Utility Assistance)
- North Newstead Association (Housing – Home Repairs)
- Rebuilding Together – St. Louis (Housing – Home Repairs)
- St. Louis Area Agency on Aging (Economic Security – Benefits Checkup & Application Assistance)
The Senior Fund board approved a commitment of up to $1.8 million over three years for these grants. Learn more about the Senior Fund’s Fund Defined grants HERE.
Funded partners listed above are 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.