About YouthBridge

We are the bridge between donors, nonprofits and the potential of our region.

At YouthBridge Community Foundation, caring for the future of St. Louis is at the heart of everything we do. We help charitably-minded individuals, families and businesses support causes that serve children and their families in our region. We work with professional advisors to offer philanthropy planning to their clients. And above all, we are building the bridge to a stronger, more vibrant community.

About YouthBridge Community Foundation

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Our Vision

For all children to have services available to help them become healthy, productive adults.

Our Mission

Partner with donors to help charities in the St. Louis region, especially those focused on children, through leadership, grants and donor services.

Photo: United Services for Children
Photo: YouthBridge Community Foundation

Our History

YouthBridge was founded in 1877 as the German General Protestant Orphan’s Association and was later known as the General Protestant Children’s Home. In 2005, due to changes in the model of care for children, YouthBridge transitioned from its role as a direct-care provider to a community foundation, with a focus on children and youth causes.

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