St. Louis Community Foundation

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Contact: Mary McMurtrey, Director of Community Engagement
Phone: (314) 588-8200
Address: #2 Oak Knoll Park, St. Louis, MO 63105

The St. Louis Community Foundation has been helping St. Louisans put charitable dollars to work since 1915. Its vision is to facilitate philanthropic and community partnerships that inspire regional good. The Foundation helps its donors address the issues that are most important to them in the communities they care about most.

The Foundation is a respected resource providing St. Louisans the information they need to clarify the goals that guide their giving. The Foundation’s team helps donors assess the resources they have to give and connect them with charities doing effective work aligned with their goals. As an expert administrator of charitable funds, the Foundation provides customized giving tools that make giving easy, maximize tax benefits, and give donors the confidence that their dollars are making a real difference in the lives of others. The Foundation has 500 individual charitable funds that total over $303 million in assets. These funds annually make over $17 million in grants that shape the St. Louis region, touch communities across the nation, and reach across the globe.

The Foundation is as an unbiased, technically astute, and collaborative charitable giving resource. As expert administrators, the Foundation team uses the knowledge they have cultivated with decades of practical experience serving St. Louisans.

The Foundation’s expertise promotes effective charitable giving:

  • Charitable Intent: How to define and articulate what charitable giving means to donors, enabling them to be more confident in pursuing their giving objectives.
  • Charitable Financial Planning: How to leverage tax-efficient giving tools in creative ways to achieve charitable as well as wealth and estate planning objectives for the Foundation’s donors.
  • Community Investment: How to make thoughtful investments in nonprofit organizations capable of addressing community issues in measurable ways.
  • Asset Stewardship: How to manage traditional and non-traditional assets in support of the Foundation’s donors’ short- and long-term charitable aspirations.