The Dana Brown Charitable Trust is proud to offer grants to the nonprofit community of St. Louis and its surrounding area. This city has a long history and a bright future, and the Trust believes that any organization that focuses on animal welfare or on the health, education, and welfare of disadvantaged children can make a positive contribution. For 24 years, the Dana Brown Charitable Foundation has been providing grants to St.
Louis-based organizations such as the San Luis Zoo and Children's Hospital for Little Bit and Champs Dogs. Philanthropy Missouri does not provide grants directly, but they often collaborate with other organizations in the industry, including nonprofit intermediaries, to offer skill-based programs and resources on best practices to nonprofit organizations. Examples of organizations that have received funding from Philanthropy Missouri include Employment Connection, Empower Missouri (funding began in 2002), Missouri Epilepsy Foundation, Kansa-Sepworth Children & Family Services Inc., United Way of Greater St. Louis Chapter, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri/Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois, International Bilingual Assistance Service, Boy Scouts of America, Greater St. Marygrove Child Center, Megan Meier Foundation, Memory Care Home Solutions, Mers Missouri Goodwill Industries, Mindseye Radio Mission St., Alcoholic Rehabilitation Community Home Almost Home, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Lung Association in Missouri/American National Red Cross. The Dana Brown Charitable Trust focuses on high-impact, low-risk funding and attaches great importance to organizations that work together with other nonprofits.
The Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) allows Missouri taxpayers to direct their state tax money to the United Way of Greater St. Louis. If you are interested in applying for a grant from The Dana Brown Charitable Trust or Philanthropy Missouri, you will receive an invitation to apply for the next grant cycle. The Grants Committee may also award grants directly to charitable organizations that will use the funds and therefore generally will not consider applications from supporting organizations.