• Annual Report 2023

    CONNECT TODAY, IMPACT TOMORROW, our 2023 Annual Report, is now available to view online or download as a PDF.

  • Before and After photos of a rehab project in St. Louis

    Impact Investing – Tabernacle Community Development Corporation

    By seeking out investment opportunities that are aligned with our organizational goals and mission, we can celebrate generating financial returns as well as achieving positive social impact to improve our community.

  • Before and After photos of a rehab project in St. Louis

    May 2024

    Impact Investing – Tabernacle Community Development Corporation • YouthBridge Community Foundation Awards Two New Partnership or Merger Grants • 2024 YEP! STL Grants Awarded • Gateway Children’s Charity Grant Opportunity • Need-to-know updates on the proposed donor-advised fund regulations • Celebrate variety: Many assets make great gifts to charity • What’s caught our attention

  • What’s bubbling up: Need-to-know updates on the proposed donor-advised fund regulations

    YouthBridge Community Foundation of Greater St. Louis is committed to providing timely updates on legal and policy developments to help you and other professionals who advise philanthropic clients stay on top of best practices in charitable planning. In that spirit, donor-advised funds and the rules … More →

  • Celebrate variety: Many assets make great gifts to charity

    When your client is getting ready to make a contribution to a fund at YouthBridge Community Foundation of Greater St. Louis or other charity, remind them not to automatically reach for the checkbook! Here are other (and typically more tax-savvy) options to consider. Marketable securities … More →

  • What’s caught our attention

    Charitable giving in an election year While charitable giving historically has been resilient in the midst of elections, it’s worth bearing in mind that some sources predict that political donations will eat into your clients’ budgets for charitable gifts. As you talk with clients about their philanthropy plans … More →

  • April 2024

    Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital – Access to Extraordinary Care • FOCUS Marines Foundation – Service Never Ceases • 2024 Family Business Speaker Series • Grant Opportunity • Save the Date: Progress 64 Entrepreneurial Scholarship Fund •  Gifts of appreciated stock • “Shell funds” and other handy tools for charitable clients • Charitable planning for wealthy clients: In the spotlight

  • Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital – Access to Extraordinary Care

    One of the fundholders at YouthBridge Community Foundation of Greater St. Louis delights in supporting organizations that provide health-related services to children. Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital, with its “Care Beyond the Bedside” model of care, has been a natural fit for partnership.

  • FOCUS Marines Foundation – Service Never Ceases

    The U.S. Marines website states that Marines share a belonging that is more than mere togetherness. This is quite evident at FOCUS Marines Foundation (FMF), a YouthBridge fundholder grant recipient. Founded in 2010 by Marines, the organization is led by volunteer veterans.

  • Gifts of appreciated stock: Let the numbers do the talking

    No matter how frequently you remind clients to pause before they automatically reach for the checkbook to make their charitable gifts, many clients still give cash! As an attorney, accountant, or financial advisor, you are well aware that giving long-term appreciated assets is often one … More →

  • “Shell funds” and other handy tools for charitable clients who are planning ahead

    Getting a jump on a future “to do” list is always such a good feeling. The team at YouthBridge can help you with your clients’ long-term charitable giving plans by putting in place the structures to receive bequests decades from now. Consider a case where … More →

  • Charitable planning for wealthy clients: In the spotlight

    As you read up on techniques to structure philanthropy plans for your high-net worth clients, we recommend reviewing the potential impact of the estate tax exemption sunset, as well as making sure you’re one of just half of advisors who are truly helping their clients with charitable … More →

  • Fundholders & Friends Appreciation Cocktail Event

    On behalf of the Board of Directors of YouthBridge Community Foundation of Greater St. Louis, we invite you to join us for an evening of celebration and camaraderie as we raise a toast to you! Your partnership and support have played a pivotal role in … More →

  • April 23, 2024

    Family Business Speaker Series

    The Ritz Carlton, St. Louis
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  • Tax return reviews help clients level up charitable giving plans

    Tax time has its silver linings! Going over a tax return with a client helps start a productive conversation about ways to plan gifts to charity more effectively.

  • March 2024

    Rung for Women – Another Successful Connection • Pony Bird Uses Merger Grant Strategically • 2024 Family Business Speaker Series • Tax return reviews help clients level up charitable giving plans • Donor-advised funds: Recommended reading • Fund types tailored to your client’s charitable goals

  • Rung for Women – Another Successful Connection

    When Barbara Carswell, YouthBridge Community Foundation of Greater St. Louis CEO, became aware of Rung for Women a few years ago, she was impressed with the group’s mission and successes. As she learned more, she automatically began pondering a possible match to a YouthBridge fundholder.

  • Pony Bird Uses Merger Grant Strategically

    Pony Bird has received several grants from a major YouthBridge Community Foundation of Greater St. Louis fundholder over the last eight years. Pony Bird’s mission of enriching the lives of individuals with disabilities is a perfect match for YouthBridge and for this fundholder.

  • Fund types tailored to your client’s charitable goals

    Just as each of your clients has a unique estate plan and financial plan to meet the client’s particular situation and goals, each of your philanthropic clients needs a unique charitable giving plan. For example, for some clients, giving shares of highly-appreciated stock consistently every year to their fund at YouthBridge Community Founadtion makes the most sense for their charitable goals and their mix of assets. For other clients, leaving a bequest to YouthBridge to support specific areas of interest is the best fit for the client’s financial situation and community priorities.  

  • Donor-advised funds: Recommended reading

    On an ongoing basis, the team at YouthBridge Community Foundation tracks legislation, legal developments, trends, news, and innovative strategies for all types of charitable giving so that we can keep fund holders and their advisors up to date.