Grant Programs

Submit a Grant Report (existing grantees)

JumpStart Fundraising Grant

In partnership with Network for Good, YouthBridge provides grants to small child / youth serving organizations to participate in JumpStart, a fundraising capacity building program. Learn more about program or apply for JumpStart grant.


YEP (Youth Engaged in Philanthropy) is a program led by high school students striving to make a substantial impact on the Greater St. Louis area by evaluating and providing grants to youth-focused, nonprofit organizations that share our vision. Learn more about YEP grants at YEP STL Grant Guidelines.

Think Big for Kids

Think Big for Kids grants are designed 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! Take a look at the TBFK Guidelines to learn more.


To honor our heritage as a former children’s home, YouthBridge provides unrestricted support to child and family serving nonprofit organizations that primarily provide foster and adoptive care services or family support services designed to prevent child abuse and neglect. Visit the Heritage Grant Guidelines for more information.

William S. Anheuser Charitable Fund

This Donor-Advised Fund follows the guiding principle to Enrich, Enlighten, Encourage and Educate a few to Enable them to Pay It Forward. Upon recommendation of the advisors to the Fund, YouthBridge grants in the areas of women, children and families, as well as animal care. Check out the WSA Guidelines to learn more.

Wayne C. Kaufmann Charitable Foundation

The Foundation seeks to improve the care and welfare of people in the community so that human beings can live up to their God-given potential. The Foundation makes grants in the areas of health, education and economic improvement. Visit the WCK Foundation Guidelines for more information.

Max Erlich Spirit of Entrepreneurship Fund

This Field-of-Interest Fund supports organizations or projects that spark the spirit of entrepreneurship in young people (coming in 2018).

Endowment Matching

To encourage nonprofit organizations to establish and build endowment funds that support their long-term sustainability, we provide matching funds for quasi-endowments established at YouthBridge by nonprofit organizations. Learn more about our Endowment Matching Fund program.

Social Enterprise

YouthBridge assists nonprofit organizations in building sustainability by partnering with Washington University as a funder in the Social Enterprise and Innovation Competition. Our goal is to help energize the St. Louis region’s entrepreneurial spirit with education and an exciting business plan competition, in which winning nonprofits are awarded seed money to put their plans into action. Learn more about the SEIC competition.

Brackets for Good

Brackets for Good is a nonprofit organization that helps build awareness, raise funds, and expand marketing capabilities for local nonprofits through a single-elimination, bracket-style fundraising tournament in March. As presenting sponsor for St. Louis, YouthBridge awards $10,000 to the tournament winner. Check out the March Madness at Brackets for Good.


YouthBridge owns a large campus in West St. Louis County. We provide office and program space to three nonprofit organizations.  Contact our staff for more information on the availability of space.

 Collective Impact

YouthBridge serves in a leadership role and provides financial support for Ready by 21 St. Louis. Visit the Ready By 21 website for more information.

Donor-Advised Funds

YouthBridge sponsors Donor-Advised Funds. Upon recommendation of the Fund Advisors, we make grants to nonprofit organizations in the St. Louis area and throughout the U.S.