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.


Winners Announced in the 2015 YouthBridge Social Enterprise & Innovation Competition

YouthBridge Community Foundation is excited to announce winners of the 2015 YouthBridge Social Enterprise & Innovation Competition (SEIC). Winners were announced at the 10th Anniversary SEIC Finalists Awards ceremony April 9, 2015, at the Knight Center on the campus of Washington University. YouthBridge awarded The Disruption Department a $30,000 grant for The MakerShare Initiative,  an initiative … More »


Submit Your Nomination for the 2015 Saint Louis Legacy Awards Today! Nominations Accepted Through June 5

Do you know a deserving donor, non-profit organization, or professional advisor? Submit your nomination for the 2015 Saint Louis Legacy Awards! The Saint Louis Planned Giving Council, in partnership with YouthBridge Community Foundation, presents the Saint Louis Legacy Awards to recognize the crucial interaction between donor, advisor, and non-profit in creating a charitable planned gift. … More »


YouthBridge CEO, Michael Howard, Earns Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® Designation

Michael Howard, Chief Executive Officer, at YouthBridge Community Foundation has earned the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®­) professional designation from the Richard D. Irwin Graduate School of the American College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.  The CAP® program provides professionals in the nonprofit and financial services fields that work with individuals and families in the development and … More »


Finalists Announced in the 2015 YouthBridge Social Enterprise and Innovation Competition

Semi-finalists a part of the 2015 YouthBridge Social Enterprise and Innovation Competition (SEIC) gathered Thursday, February 12 at Frick Forum, Bauer Hall on the campus of Washington University to present their elevator pitches. Finalists were announced and all teams joined for a reception to celebrate all teams who were a part of the competition.


Boys Hope Girls Hope Receives $35,000 for Hope Builds Capital Campaign

A campaign that builds hope. YouthBridge Community Foundation was excited to present Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis with a $35,000 grant on behalf of the William S. Anheuser Fund, a component fund of YouthBridge, towards their capital campaign Hope Builds: An Opportunity to Give More Children a Chance on Monday, February 10, 2015.


Share the Love on Valentine’s Day with YouthBridge Charitable Gift Cards

Happy Valentine’s Day is a phrase that we hear every year on a special day when cupid shoots his arrow of love or when couples buy each other chocolates, flowers and cute stuffed bears that say “Be Mine.” Valentine’s Day gives us a day where we can take a break from the hustle-and-bustle of our … More »


YouthBridge Offers $150,000 in Endowment Matching Funds for 2015

YouthBridge Community Foundation is excited to offer matching funds for nonprofit organizations who open a new endowment fund or add to their existing endowment fund at YouthBridge in 2015. More than $150,000 is available in the matching funds program for the current year.  For complete details on the matching funds program, including eligibility, click here … More »


NextStep for Life® Selects YouthBridge as Endowment Partner

YouthBridge Community Foundation is excited to welcome NextStep for Life® as a new endowment partner. NextStep for Life® selected YouthBridge as their partner in philanthropy in an effort to give donors an opportunity to invest in the long-term future of the organization. 


SAVE THE DATE: SEIC FREE Workshop Series Begins Jan. 10

The 10th Annual YouthBridge Social Enterprise & Innovation Competition (SEIC), in partnership with Washington University’s Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, FREE workshop series will begin Saturday, January 10 beginning at 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Bauer Hall 330 at Washington University. The workshop series will help organizations prepare for their entry in the competition.


YouthBridge Welcomes Living Well Foundation as New Endowment Partner

Through a partnership with YouthBridge Community Foundation, the Living Well Foundation has started an endowment fund in an effort to protect their legacy and to promote their mission of creating healthier individuals and families through experimental learning across the life cycle.


Charitable Giving Made Easy with Year-End Giving

As we wrap up the year and the giving season slowly comes to an end, we know that each donor has their own unique goals for giving. Remember that December 31 is the last day to make charitable contributions in order to receive a tax deduction for 2014, if you itemize expenses.


2015 YouthBridge Social Enterprise and Innovation Competition Kicks off in the New Year

Are you a social enterprise interested in winning seed money to further your mission? The YouthBridge Social Enterprise and Innovation Competition (SEIC) is gearing up for the 2015 competition through its partnership with Washington University’s Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.


#GivingTuesday Celebrates Third Year Promoting Philanthropy

Nonprofits across the United States, including YouthBridge Community Foundation, will join forces to celebrate #GivingTuesday on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. Created as a national day of giving to kick off the holiday season, this rapidly growing movement encourages businesses, nonprofits, families and individuals to support their favorite local nonprofits by giving back to their communities. 


Caritas Family Solutions Opens New Endowment Fund with YouthBridge

YouthBridge Community Foundation is excited to welcome Caritas Family Solutions as a new endowment partner.


YouthBridge Presents Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award at AFP National Philanthropy Day Celebration

Inspire, collaborate and motivate are words that described the 34th Annual Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Honoree Luncheon and Celebration in honor of National Philanthropy Day (NPD) on November 13, 2014, at the America’s Center Convention Complex in St. Louis. Hundreds of nonprofit professionals and supporters of philanthropy gathered to recognize individuals and organizations who … More »


YouthBridge Welcomes New Charitable Fund: Ferguson Youth Initiative

YouthBridge Community Foundation is excited to partner with a local donor to setup a charitable fund benefiting the Ferguson Youth Initiative (FYI).


YouthBridge Celebrates National Estate Planning Awareness Week

YouthBridge Community Foundation is pleased to promote National Estate Planning Awareness week October 20-26. The National Association of Estate Planners and Councils designated this week to heighten public awareness as well as help the American public understand the importance of completing and maintaining an estate plan.


Charitable Conversations in Estate Planning

When planning financial affairs, most people are primarily interested in how they can improve their quality of life. They want to be able to live comfortably, to take care of their family, and to “make a difference.” When planning for their estate, transferring wealth means for many not only transferring financial capital but also passing … More »


Family Center for Philanthropy Highlights Raising Charitable Children

If you could have changed anything in the world this year, what would it have been? This was one of the questions Carol Weisman, president of Board Building and internally known speaker, author, trainer and consultant asked children at the YouthBridge Family Center for Philanthropy event on Tuesday, October 7 at the St. Louis Zoo. … More »


YouthBridge Celebration Event Celebrates Growing Philanthropy

YouthBridge Community Foundation recently celebrated Growing Philanthropy in St. Louis at their 2014 Annual Celebration Event on Thursday, September 17 at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. The event honored YouthBridge donors, volunteers, collaborators and nonprofit partners.


New Endowment Fund Honors Legacy of Annie Carter Mersmann

YouthBridge Community Foundation is excited to welcome the Annie Carter Mersmann Memorial Fund as a new endowment fund to honor the legacy of Annie Carter Mersmann, who died of cancer in September of 2004, leaving a husband and three very young children.  All proceeds contributed to the fund will be donated to Annie’s Hope, a … More »


YouthBridge Presents St. Louis Effort for Aids with $10,000 Grant

YouthBridge Community Foundation presented St. Louis Effort for Aids with a $10,000 grant on behalf of the William S. Anheuser Fund, a component fund of YouthBridge, toward their PAWS (Pets Are Wonderful Support) program on Friday, August 22, 2014.


YouthBridge Welcomes New Endowment Client: Lutheran Elementary School Association

YouthBridge Community Foundation is excited to welcome Lutheran Elementary School Association (LESA) as a new endowment client, who selected YouthBridge as a partner to carry out a shared legacy of championing children and youth specifically through education.


YouthBridge Presents HavenHouse St. Louis with $5,000 Grant

YouthBridge Community Foundation presented HavenHouse St. Louis with a $5,000 grant on behalf of the William S. Anheuser Fund, a component fund of YouthBridge, on Monday, August 18, 2014. Michael Howard, YouthBridge Chief Executive Officer, presented the check to Kathy Sindel, HavenHouse Executive Director and Steve Wohlert, HavenHouse Board President.


YouthBridge is Now a Member of AmazonSmile

YouthBridge Community Foundation is excited to announce that we have joined AmazonSmile, a website operated by Amazon that offers customers the same selection of products and convenient shopping features as Amazon.com. However, when customers shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to YouthBridge.


Maplewood Richmond Heights Middle School Receives Grant for Tree Climbing Program

Let’s climb trees! On August 7, 2014, YouthBridge Community Foundation (YBCF) presented Maplewood Richmond Heights Middle School (MRHMS) with a $14,000 grant, on behalf of a Donor Advisor of the William S. Anheuser Fund, which will be used to further develop the MRHMS tree climbing program. The program is structured to help students make strong … More »