Recent Grants


2009 Grants

as of 12/31/2009


People Served Through Award Date Amount
To better coordinate and deliver effective food and other assistance to people in need through the development of a strategic plan. Affton Christian Food Pantry June-09
To provide strategic management support to the St. Louis Alliance for Reentry (STAR) as it connects re-entry individuals to agencies working in coordination to strengthen the delivery of human and social services. Area Resources for Community & Human Services (ARCHS) Dec-09
To enhance ex-offender self-sufficiency, reduce recidivism, and improve public safety and community health in St. Louis City and County by bringing area public, private, and education sectors together to explore effective strategies and collaborative opportunities in a one-day summit. Area Resources for Community & Human Services (ARCHS) Dec-09
To support development stages for starting a charter school at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Bethlehem Lutheran Church - St. Louis Oct-09
To improve the lives of 156 children with an incarcerated parent(s) by pairing them with a caring adult mentor. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois Feb-09
To increase protective factors in 90 at-risk youth through implementing an evidence-based weekly after-school program that incorporates community service at a new food pantry and optional participation in Bible study and youth choir. BTWF Urban Initiative Oct-09
To promote healing and prevent future mental health issues in 40 immigrant/refugee children recovering from trauma through developing and implementing a new after-school curriculum. Center for Survivors of Torture and War Trauma Feb-09
To increase the support available to 180 women as they transition from incarceration to the community by providing mentoring, education, linkages to other services, housing, food, and transportation. Center for Women in Transition Feb-09
To improve services and client outcomes and position the organization for the future through capacity-building efforts focused on developing a new strategic plan and purchasing outcome management software. Center for Women in Transition Oct-09
To match the door offering dedicated to Christ in the City by attendees at the Salt & Light Congregation asset mapping training. Christ in the City Lutheran Church Oct-09 $300
To reduce stress among families experiencing a food, housing, or utility crisis. Community Helping Ministry June-09 $10,000
To help 50 ex-offenders living in the College Hill neighborhood achieve self-sufficiency through job training and placement, mentoring, housing, and healthy living and financial education. Connections to Success Feb-09 $120,000
Collaborative support for a presentation on developing fundraising techniques by Martin Leifeld given to grantees of Daughters of Charity Foundation, Incarnate Word Foundation, and Lutheran Foundation. Daughters of Charity Foundation of St. Louis Nov-09 $280
To deliver a 'train the trainer' pre-conference session at the Parish Nurse Conference. The 'Faithfully Fit Forever' Congregation Wellness Program (best practice program/discovered in a previous LF grant) will be presented. Deaconess Parish Nurse Ministries Feb-09 $3,500
To lead chronically homeless individuals to improved stability, sobriety, and permanent housing through on-going outreach, connection to resources, coaching relationships, basic needs assistance, and prayer. Faith Lutheran Church - Oakville June-09 $25,000
To provide a forum for area Lutheran clergy to dialogue and network as well as create one voice during seasons of concern, joy, and sorrow. Forum of Lutheran Clergy of Greater St. Louis Dec-09 $3,000
To improve living conditions of 75 low-income families in south St. Louis city through minor home repairs done by volunteers and professionals. Franciscan Connection Oct-09 $15,000
To provide high school scholarship support to students graduating from Nativity Miguel education model schools. Friends of the Academies d.b.a. Access Academies May-09 $2,000
To provide annual support for 2010. Gateway Center for Giving Nov-09 $12,500
To improve individual and family functioning through establishing a new Christian counseling center in the church to be operated by Lutheran Family & Children's Services of Missouri. Glendale Lutheran Church Feb-09 $6,500
To bring the light of Christ to the confined at St. Louis City and County Jails through Chaplains and educate area congregations about the issues surrounding incarceration to encourage their involvement in working with ex-offenders and their families. Humanitri Feb-09 $100,000
To decrease stress and increase life skills and stability in teen parents and homeless families through various programs and transitional housing, plus provide mental health screening and counseling. Humanitri June-09 $100,000
To maintain family relationships by providing transportation to/from 10 Missouri prisons three times monthly. Humanitri Oct-09 $5,000
To continue sharing the goodness of Jesus with international students and their families through conversation classes, social outlets, Bible studies, dinner, etc., which are led by volunteers. International Student Ministry, St. Louis Oct-09 $15,000
To support efforts to determine viable options for continuing Lutheran elementary education in South St. Louis. King of Glory Lutheran School Dec-09 $10,000
To decrease stress factors and increase coping mechanisms and positive behavior in 15 children with an incarcerated mother through individual and group counseling plus case management. Let's Start, Inc. June-09 $35,000
To prevent future adult incarceration of 96 juvenile prisoners and develop leadership skills through a program where youth train rescued dogs and prepare them for placement in a new home. Loosen the Leash Feb-09 $25,000
To provide collaborative matching support for technology needs. Lutheran Association for Special Education June-09 $3,000
To enhance volunteer experiences and effectiveness by integrating volunteer information and management systems across Synod's Program Boards through purchase and installment of a new software package. Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Feb-09 $100,000
To improve the living conditions of low-income property owners/renters and those affected by local disasters by strengthening a home repair program and launching a disaster response ministry. Lutheran Church of the Resurrection - Sappington June-09 $25,000
To build life, social, and spiritual skills in 20 youth and their families through after-school and weekend programming. Lutheran Community Center Oct-09 $38,000
To more effectively serve the 8,000 students attending one of 37 area Lutheran elementary schools by coordinating training, curriculum development, marketing, and support services; plus staff the leadership of the organization. Lutheran Elementary School Association Feb-09
To help 1,200+ Lutheran elementary school students achieve their full academic social, emotional, and spiritual potential through counseling, classroom consultation and presentations, and parent consultation. Lutheran Elementary School Association June-09 $30,000
To provide a uniform method of tracking student outcomes, accountability, and quality in area Lutheran schools by purchasing the Stanford Achievement Test Series for schools not already using the test. Lutheran Elementary School Association Oct-09 $20,000
To reduce emerging mental health concerns/illness in 100 area youth through assessment and counseling. Lutheran Family & Children's Services of Missouri June-09 $87,000
To support LSA reaching their goals in service to Lutheran health and human service organizations. Lutheran Services in America Dec-09 $500
To help 750+ children stay connected to their incarcerated father through innovative reading and parenting programs and to improve coordination and delivery of re-entry services through creating a coalition of organizations serving ex-offenders in the Metro-East. Lutheran Social Services of Illinois Oct-09 $66,000
To provide support for the 2010 LIMM Forum discussing the care of the aged and the chronically ill through a medical mission approach. Lutherans in Medical Missions Nov-09 $2,000
To provide collaborative matching support for technology needs. Messiah Lutheran Church - St. Louis June-09 $3,000
To provide quality Christian education to additional students by nearly doubling the student body to 500 students through a building expansion. Lutheran Foundation will match donations received. Metro-East Lutheran High School Feb-09
To coordinate efforts of St. Louis area Evangelical Lutheran Church of America congregations to effectively reach out and be a spiritual and economic benefit to the urban core by hiring a full-time administrator to develop social service outreach ministry activities and manage volunteer efforts. Metro St. Louis Coalition - Central States Synod, ELCA June-09 $30,000
To increase the successful completion of a 12-month transitional housing program for male ex-offenders by expanding individual and family counseling and supervision. Mission Gate Christian Center June-09 $60,000
To continue efforts to improve the Forest Park South East neighborhood through the joint efforts of residents and volunteers from the faith community focused on education, empowerment, and community development. Mission St. Louis June-09 $40,000
To increase the number of Christian individuals engaged in social ministry efforts, thereby positively impacting the hurting lives of those helped and the spiritual life of the volunteer and congregation. Agency will identify and deliver training to individuals interested in volunteering. Missouri District of the LCMS June-09 $59,500
To strengthen the capacity and number of congregations successfully engaged in social service outreach ministry, with an emphasis on efforts that bring the care of Jesus Christ to the lives of hurting people living in underserved communities. Missouri District of the LCMS June-09 $66,334
To start a one-week summer sports camp where underserved community children (grades 1-5) are provided a healthy and educational morning which includes the sharing of the Good New of Jesus. Mount Calvary Lutheran Church Nov-09 $4,100
To strengthen grassroots and faith-based organizations working to address the broad spectrum of economic recovery issues through capacity building training, technical assistance, and competitive financial assistance. Nonprofit Services Center July-09 $1,667
To provide general support for programs and to provide NSC program registration scholarships to organizations needing assistance.
Nonprofit Services Center Dec-09 $10,000
To provide support for a unified faith-based approach to recruitment, training, and support of foster and adoptive families in the greater metro St. Louis area. One Heart Family Ministries April-09 $8,000
To improve outcomes and expand services to 65 violent ex-offenders by adding a dedicated case manager and creating more environment-friendly housing stock. Project COPE Oct-09 $92,000
To reduce recidivism rates in 50 sexual offenders through intensive group therapy, case management, and training for friends/families to serve as 'supervisors'. Provident Oct-09 $61,000
To annually provide 40 children of substance-abusing mothers access to family-centered mental health services. Queen of Peace Center Jun-09 $150,000
To provide financial assistance for students transitioning from St. Matthew Lutheran School to River Roads Lutheran School for school year 2009-2010. River Roads Lutheran School Sept-09 $4,230
To share Christ's love on a daily basis to more children through continuing a strategic outreach effort designed to better connect the church and school to the surrounding community, thereby resulting in increased school enrollment. Salem Lutheran Church & School Jun-09 $10,000
To increase the number of Christian individuals engaged in social ministry efforts, thereby positively impacting the hurting lives of those helped and the spiritual life of the volunteer and congregation.  Agency will lead the initiative. Send Me St. Louis Jun-09 $282,150
To develop and implement SGSM strategic plan and program training documents. SGSM Network Feb-09 $4,550
To reduce homelessness in 250 dually diagnosed women, many of which are ex-offenders, through housing, substance abuse treatment, life skills planning, and other wrap-around services. Shalom House Oct-09 $10,000
To decrease recidivism rates among ex-offenders through the continual provision of transitional housing, covering the gap between government funding cycles. Society of St. Vincent de Paul of St. Louis Feb-09
To help non-violent ex-offenders successfully integrate into society by pairing them with volunteers from a Lutheran congregation for Bible study, mentoring, support, and referrals to other wrap-around services. Southern Illinois District - LCMS Feb-09 $30,000
To better identify and care for 78 child care children annually at-risk for mental health issues through screening, assessment, home visits, referrals, and evidence-based prevention programs. SSDN Feb-09
To improve resiliency skills and decrease stressors for 600 children at-risk for child abuse/neglect through medical and developmental screenings and provide intensive home-based services for 30 families. St. Louis Crisis Nursery Feb-09 $20,000
To increase the intellectual and spiritual enrichment of 15 incarcerated adult males at Bonne Terre Correctional Center through participating in for-credit courses. St. Louis University Jun-09 $5,000
To provide collaborative matching support for technology needs. St. Mark's Lutheran Church - Eureka May-09 $3,000
To decrease isolation in 40 elderly residents in the surrounding community through weekly socialization activities. St. Matthew Lutheran Church & School - St. Louis Jun-09 $10,000
To reduce recidivism rates for 200 non-violent ex-offenders by adding substance abuse treatment to existing wrap-around services and assisting with housing/rental expenses. St. Patrick Partnership Center Feb-09
To increase the availability of food at area Lutheran church food pantries through weekly transportation of food from Orphan Grain Train and St. Louis Area Food Bank to pantries in need of food. St. Paul's Lutheran Church - Des Peres Jun-09 $3,400
To increase the quality of life and decrease isolation for 40 neighborhood low-income seniors through a variety of educational and recreational activities. St. Peter AME Project Uplift, Inc. Oct-09 $5,000
To enable 75 seniors to maintain independence and decrease isolation through weekly socialization and educational activities. St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church Jun-09 $10,000
To improve the emotional stability of 65 children and families with emerging behavioral/psychiatric issues through intensive in-home therapy intended to prevent children from needing to use the emergency shelter program. St. Vincent Home for Children Feb-09 $52,000
To improve the successful integration of New Americans into society by calling a pastor to help coordinate various outreach programs (i.e., after-school tutoring, job training, medical screening, etc.) in partnership with Christian Friends of New Americans. Timothy Lutheran Church Oct-09 $40,000
To collaborate with other funders to serve children in parochial schools through the Bullying Prevention Project and the Parent Education Project for the 2009-2010 school year. Today & Tomorrow Educational Foundation Aug-09 $5,000
To collaborate with other funders to serve children in parochial schools through after-school care for the 2009-2010 school year. Today & Tomorrow Educational Foundation Sept-09 $3,000
To allow 105 low-income children to attend Lutheran schools throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area by providing matching scholarships and general support for all scholarship programs. Today & Tomorrow Educational Foundation Oct-09 $33,000
To promote youth leadership by providing mini-grants for community service projects developed and led by youth at Lutheran schools. Today & Tomorrow Educational Foundation Nov-09 $1,000
To increase early diagnosis and treatment for children with autism through community awareness of the disease (targeted to the faith community and physicians) and more effective support for children and their caregivers. Touchpoint Autism Services (formerly Judevine Center for Autism) June-09 $80,000
To provide collaborative matching support for technology needs. Trinity Lutheran Church - St. Charles May-09 $2,000
To increase the self-sufficiency of ex-offenders through comprehensive re-entry services including substance abuse recovery, workforce development, education, and case management. UMC Parkview Corporation, Inc. Jun-09 $88,000
To increase the number of organizations equipped to effectively manage/involve volunteers in their operations, thereby positively impacting the hurting lives of those helped and the spiritual life of the volunteer. Agency will identify and deliver training to organizations/congregations. United Way of Greater St. Louis Jun-09 $85,200
To prevent long-term mental health concerns in at-risk child care children through adding a mental health professional to conduct assessments and provide intervention services (Cornerstone Method of Reflection Network Therapy). University City Children's Center Jun-09 $76,000
To fund lab fees for health care screenings for community residents through the congregation's outreach program, Health Protection & Education Services (aka HPES), run primarily by volunteers. University United Methodist Church Oct-09 $5,000
To deepen Urban Studio Cafe's social impact through funding a CORO Fellow placement to assist in building programs. Urban Studio Cafe April-09 $3,000
To research local characteristics of two north St. Louis City religious congregations (Bethlehem Lutheran and St. John's United Church of Christ) as it relates to their congregants' abilities to positively effect the lives of people in their community. Washington University School of Social Work Oct-09 $10,000
To improve service delivery to 125 families by upgrading the agency's computer system and supporting administrative activities. All program services are provided by volunteers. Webster-Rock Hill Ministries Jun-09 $5,000
To provide collaborative matching support for technology needs. Zion Lutheran Church - Bethalto May-09 $3,000
To support congregations in identifying their unique assets and applying these to their social service outreach ministry efforts. 38 Lutheran Congregations Sept-09 $38,000
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