• Summer topics worth watching

    Proposed legislation known as the Charitable Act appears to be gaining momentum. The bill calls for making available a “below the line” deduction to taxpayers who do not itemize on their tax return. This proposed deduction is slated to reach up to one-third of the … More →

  • Bridging the gaps in multi-generational family philanthropy

    Differing views within families is nothing new; differing views about nearly anything and everything is centuries old. For generations and generations, common topics of disagreement have included popular culture, politics, religion and parenting, just to name a few. Frequently outranking all is money—how it’s made, spent or saved—or not. 

  • Gifts of cash or stock: Is it a toss up?

    As your philanthropic clients can likely attest, the going has been rough for many of the nonprofit organizations they support. Turbulent economic conditions, concerns about inflation, and challenges in the banking sector are just a few of the factors that are causing donors to be more financially conservative and perhaps begin to evaluate whether to keep their charitable giving at the levels of years past.

  • Providing a Sense of Dignity

    Usually, children who are unhoused or in foster care have nothing but garbage bags to use to transport their belongs with them. So when Charity on Top asked YouthBridge if we could distribute over 500 suitcases donated by Herschel Supply Co., we jumped at the opportunity.

  • Axes Physical Therapy Foundation

    Axes PT Foundation, a donor-advised fund, provides financial contributions to Greater St. Louis area charities nominated and selected by Axes employees.  The goal of Axes PT Foundation is to continue supporting the needs of many local charitable entities that are giving back to a wide range of causes.

  • Heritage

    To honor our mission of partnering with donors around sustainability of nonprofits, YouthBridge provides grants to child or youth serving organizations that are regularly supported by our fundholders.

  • May 2023

    Endowment Fundholders Christian Family Services • YEP STL! Grantee Special Education Foundation • YouthBridge Annual Report 2022 • 2023 YEP STL! Grants Awarded • Estate Planning Council Annual Golf Outing and Dinner • Retirement plans to charity: Understanding the “trifecta” of tax benefits • Should clients worry about … More →

  • Annual Report 2022

    Partnering for Greater IMPACT, our 2022Annual Report, is now available to view online or download as a PDF.

  • Endowment Partner: Christian Family Services

    CFS has found strength in its endowment fund and relationship with YouthBridge, says Mitchell. Established in 2019, the fund is helping to drive some important initiatives and “we see it as an opportunity for our services to continue on for another 50 years,” she says.

  • YEP-STL! Grant Recipient: Special Education Foundation

    Established in 1984, the Special Education Foundation supports over 24,000 students with disabilities in St. Louis County – along with their families and teachers – in areas not supported by tax dollars. The Foundation is independent of the Special School District and receives no support from the government. A volunteer board of directors guides the organization.

  • Here’s what we’re reading

    As you talk with your clients about charitable giving, are you leading with tax benefits? Deferring philanthropy topics until November and December? Not looking at the big picture?

  • Tax scrutiny: Should clients worry about the IRS’s bigger budget?

    A major portion of the $80 billion scheduled to be invested in Internal Revenue Service upgrades is earmarked to “increase tax compliance among wealthy taxpayers and businesses,” according to the IRS’s plan.

  • Retirement plans to charity: Understanding the “trifecta” of tax benefits

    Over the last few months, many advisors have noticed an uptick in client inquiries about leaving their IRAs and other retirement plans to charity. If you’re wondering why, it likely has a lot to do with the buzz about Qualified Charitable Distributions…

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  • April 2023

    earthday365 • STL Youth Jobs Bridging the Workforce Divide • Capacity Building  • Investing for Impact • Beyond the standard deduction • Tax tips to keep you on your toes • Turmoil in banking and technology

  • Tax tips to keep you on your toes

    Charitable deductions and the vehicles that generate them continue to land on the IRS’s radar.

  • Beyond the standard deduction

    Tax deductibility of donations has changed with the times, and another piece of in-process legislation, if passed, would again reward charitable-minded tax filers who do not itemize, at least for tax years 2023 and 2024.

  • Turmoil in banking and technology: Optimism for charitable giving?

    Your philanthropic clients may seek your advice on how the recent events in the banking world could impact their approach this year to charitable giving. We’re sharing three factors to keep in mind as you counsel charitable individuals and families.

  • STL Youth Jobs Bridging the Workforce Divide

    There’s a gulf between youth ready to work and employers ready to hire skilled workers, but it’s getting smaller thanks to STL Youth Jobs. Last year, the organization engaged about 1,000 youth in job coaching, meaningful, paid work-based experience and other training to help prepare them for the jobs of tomorrow.