11th Annual Family Business Speaker Series

YouthBridge has sponsored the 11th Annual Family Business Speaker Series, featuring Tom Phillips, President and CEO of Weekends Only. This event will take place Tuesday April 18th from 7 am – 9:30 am at the Ritz-Carlton, located at 100 Carondelet Plaza in St. Louis, Missouri. At this event, Phillips will share his experience and perspective of three generations of … More »


YouthBridge Annual Report 2016

  How does YouthBridge Community Foundation impact the St. Louis Area? Our 2016 Annual Impact Report gives you the important numbers in an easy-to-read document. Download PDF


Brackets for Good Tournament 2017

YouthBridge Community Foundation is excited to announce that sixty-four St. Louis area charities are gearing up for their chance to dance — in a charitable giving tournament. This year’s Brackets for Good St. Louis Tournament kicks off on Friday, February 24th. YouthBridge Community Foundation is a Presenting Sponsor for the charitable giving tournament, which raised … More »


Young Philanthropists Wanted 

YEP STL is looking for young adults who want to make an impact in their community. The program is open to high school students in the St. Louis area. We encourage you to share this opportunity with family and friends! Apply online! The YEP STL team will have 20 – 25 members from many different … More »


YouthBridge Presents Brackets For Good St. Louis 2017

  YouthBridge Community Foundation is excited to announce it will be the Presenting Sponsor of the Brackets For Good St. Louis tournament, which will take place in the spring of 2017. Brackets for Good is a donor driven fundraising competition, in which donors support their favorite charities by competing with each other to raise the … More »


Philanthropy – A Nice Way to Reduce Capital Gains Tax on Your Monsanto

Bayer’s proposed acquisition of Monsanto promises to be a boon to investors but it may also come with a large tax bill for many Monsanto shareholders. Obviously, you’ll want to discuss tax strategies with a financial advisor, but the other party you could bring to table is your favorite charity. Did you know that making … More »


Brackets for Good Nonprofit Registration October 28

Brackets For Good has announced it is returning to St. Louis for an even better competition in 2017. YouthBridge Community Foundation will be the presenting sponsor again in 2017, and this time with increased prizes! The registration deadline for nonprofit organizations has been moved up to October 28.  There are 64 available spots for nonprofit organizations. Mark … More »


Wendy Walsh and Dan Shasserre Join the YouthBridge Community Foundation Board

St. Louis – YouthBridge Community Foundation has just expanded its board of directors with the addition of Wendy Walsh and Dan Shasserre. YouthBridge now has a 12-member board. Wendy Walsh is a partner at The Law Office of Wendy W. Walsh, where she has practiced for nearly five years. Dan Shasserre is the former Vice … More »


New Documentary Explores The Emotional Complexity of Childhood Obesity

 Weighed Down: Finding Hope for Childhood Obesity  Airs Sunday, June 26, at 1:30 p.m. on Nine PBS   St. Louis, MO., — June 20, 2016 – An inspiring new documentary film tells the story of obese children struggling to lose weight during eight weeks of summer camp. But this is no “Biggest Loser” story. For … More »


YouthBridge Awards Grant to LUME Institute’s ElevatED Venture

St. Louis, MO, May 2, 2016 –  At the awards ceremony for the Social Enterprise and Innovation Competition (SEIC) through the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Washington University on April 21, the LUME Institute received a $35,000 grant from YouthBridge Community Foundation for its ElevateED venture. YouthBridge has proudly participated in the … More »


Brackets for Good Winner Announcement

Athletes for Animals narrowly took the 2016 Brackets for Good St. Louis Championship over H.E.R.O.E.S. Cares, Inc. in a thrilling, buzzer beater finish! Athletes for Animals raised almost $30,000 in the tournament and, as tournament winners, will also receive a $10,000 grant from YouthBridge Community Foundation. Our congratulations to them and all the nonprofits that … More »


10th Annual Family Business Speaker Series

YouthBridge has sponsored the 10th Annual Family Business Speaker Series, featuring Chris Eckert, President and CEO of Eckert’s. This event will take place Thursday April 28th from 7 am – 9:30 am at the Ritz-Carlton, located at 100 Carondelet Plaza in St. Louis, Missouri. This event is focused on succession planning of the family-owned business. Only one-third of family … More »


Think Big For Kids Launch Event

Please Join Us As We Launch A New Grant Program: Think Big For Kids Because Big Things Can Happen When You Think Outside The Box Join us for a complimentary breakfast and learn about the new Think Big for Kids grant program. Think Big for Kids is designed to stimulate innovative thinking and fund big … More »


YouthBridge to Launch Think Big for Kids, a Grant that Supports Bold Moves

YouthBridge is launching a new grant program, Think Big for Kids, to stimulate innovative thinking and fund big ideas from nonprofits that serve children and youth in our community. We’re looking for big, ambitious, transformative thinking – ideas that may even be unproven or risky. This is a true opportunity to think outside the box! … More »


YouthBridge Community Foundation – February 2016 Newsletter

YouthBridge to Launch Think Big for Kids, a Grant that Supports Bold Moves By Michael Howard, CEO YouthBridge is launching a new grant program, Think Big for Kids, to stimulate innovative thinking and fund big ideas from nonprofits that serve children and youth in our community. We’re looking for big, ambitious, transformative thinking – ideas that may … More »


Brackets For Good Pep Rally Event A Success!

At the Brackets For Good pep rally event, KMOV interviewed YouthBridge Community Foundation CEO, Mike Howard, and St. Louis Blues Captain, David Backes. They both shared their thoughts about the idea of local charities competing against each other for a great cause. To view the clip, click here or on the video below. To see … More »


YouthBridge Announces A New Grant Program – Think Big For Kids!

YouthBridge Community Foundation is proud to announce a new grant program, Think Big For Kids! Focused on nonprofits serving children & youth, this program will provide funding for bold, innovative and ambitious ideas that are transformative for the applicant organization(s) or our community of children. Letters of Intent will be accepted beginning April 4. Keep … More »


Brackets For Good 2016 St. Louis presented by YouthBridge Community Foundation: Nonprofit Line Up

The first ever Brackets For Good St. Louis 2016 presented by YouthBridge Community Foundation starts Friday, February 26th.  There has been an overwhelming response from organizations looking to secure one of the 64 available spots.   With $10,000 up for grabs it’s time to come up with a master fundraising game plan! For the full nonprofit line up … More »


YouthBridge Welcomes the U.S. Green Building Council and We Stories as New Clients

YouthBridge welcomes the U.S. Green Building Council – Missouri Gateway Chapter and We Stories as new nonprofit fund clients.  The U.S. Green Building Council created an endowment at YouthBridge to ensure the long-term sustainability of the organization. We Stories chose YouthBridge to serve as its fiscal sponsor while the organization awaits its tax-exempt designation. The Missouri Gateway Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council works closely with … More »


Brackets For Good is Coming to St. Louis!

Win $10,000 for Your Nonprofit! Brackets For Good is coming to St. Louis and there’s a $10,000 unrestricted donation up for grabs!


YouthBridge Community Foundation Recognized for its Family Business Expertise

YouthBridge Community Foundation was recently recognized for its family business expertise in the St. Louis Business Journal.  Among many topics discussed, a few were: When should business owners should begin thinking of transitioning wealth, Best practices for generational transition of family-owned business, How to know who the best buyer is for your business? To read … More »


YouthBridge Recognized for its Philanthropy Planning Expertise

The St. Louis Business Journal recently had an article centered around Wealth Management with their Table of Experts.  Discussion items included, “What Are Clients Looking For In A Wealth Management Plan?”, “What Are The Biggest Obstacles To Good Planning?”, “Is The Question of Socially Responsible Investing, Why is That Popular Now, What Does it Mean?” and … More »


Why Investors Should Think Beyond Returns On Investments

It’s not just about money. For many of us, December means reconciling our year-end charitable donations. This year, instead of just writing checks to non-profits, consider putting some of your investment money into a “social business” or social impact fund, a fund that holds shares in businesses that deliver financial returns and social good. Here’s … More »


YouthBridge Community Foundation Benefits Family Resource Center

St. Louis, November 2, 2015 – Family Resource Center was the recipient of a Heritage Grant of $15,000 from YouthBridge Community Foundation. The grant is part of a new program at YouthBridge that supports child and family-serving nonprofit organizations involved with foster care and adoptions,  as well as the treatment and prevention of child abuse and … More »


YouthBridge Community Foundation Announces Recipients of 2015 General Operating Support Grants

YouthBridge Community Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 General Operating Support Grants.


YouthBridge to Host St. Louis Social Enterprise Tour

Social Enterprise in St. Louis: Energizing the Region’s Entrepreneurial Spirit to Improve the Community YouthBridge Community Foundation will host a St. Louis Social Enterprise Tour titled, Social Enterprise in St. Louis: Energizing the Region’s Entrepreneurial Spirit to Improve the Community, which will take place during the 2015 National Alliance for Strong Families and Communities Conference … More »


YouthBridge Community Foundation and RubinBrown LLP to Host an Introduction to Planned Giving Seminar

YouthBridge Community Foundation and RubinBrown LLP are excited to present a free Introduction to Planned Giving Seminar on Thursday, September 24, 2015, at the RubinBrown St. Louis Office located at One North Brentwood Blvd. Suite 100 in St. Louis, Missouri 63105.


2015 Eighth Annual Saint Louis Legacy Awards Presentation & Reception August 13

The St. Louis Planned Giving Council in partnership with YouthBridge Community Foundation will host the 2015 Eighth Annual Saint Louis Legacy Awards Presentation and Reception Thursday, August 13, 2015, at the Third Degree Glass Factory, located at 5200 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108.


YouthBridge Presents $25,000 Grant to Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition

YouthBridge Community Foundation was excited to present Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition with a $25,000 grant on behalf the William S. Anheuser Fund, a component fund of YouthBridge, towards their 30 Days to Family program, which was launched in 201. The program aims to assist in the search and engagement of a child’s relatives and … More »


YouthBridge Community Foundation Announces New Grant Program

YouthBridge Community Foundation is pleased to announce a new grant program that will award up to $15,000 in general operating support to child and family serving nonprofit organizations that primarily provide foster / adoptive care services or family support services designed to prevent child abuse and neglect.