Our mission at YouthBridge Community Foundation is to partner with donors to help charities in the St. Louis region, especially those focused on children, through leadership, grants and donor services.

Greater Impact through client partnerships

As philanthropy advisors we connect individuals, families and businesses with community needs. We work alongside our clients, supporting the issues facing our community and strengthening the organizations addressing them.

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Businesses that support the community

We build the bridge between personal values, business interests and needs of the community. Our team works with businesses to devise giving strategies in support of local needs, while engaging employees and strengthening brand awareness.

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Grant making for capacity and innovation

We help St. Louis area nonprofits, especially those focused on children and youth, become stronger and more sustainable. YouthBridge Community Foundation supports nonprofit organizations with unrestricted, capacity building, and program-specific grants, including those for innovative, groundbreaking ideas. We also invest our assets locally through impact investments.

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Stronger nonprofits through endowments

We encourage nonprofit organizations to build endowment funds that support their long-term sustainability. An endowment fund will generate income for operations, program and unexpected expenses, and enhances and strengthens donor confidence.

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