Gateway Children’s Charity

Gateway Children’s Charity (GCC) raises funds to make high-impact, tangible investments in early childhood programs that support children living in underserved St. Louis communities.

GCC was founded in 2009 by a group of business leaders and parents of young children committed to giving more St. Louis children a strong start in life. They recognized that children’s early years are a critical period of development that establishes the foundation their future learning and success is built upon. Too often, however, young children growing up in underserved St. Louis communities lack access to the resources and supportive environments all kids need to thrive. GCC’s founding board established the organization to fill a gap they observed in the local philanthropic landscape, raising and granting funds for organizations serving young children in need.

The dollars raised by GCC are granted directly to nonprofit early childhood programs for projects that enhance program quality – such as curricular materials, student assessments, or teacher training – or capital investments that enable high-quality programs to increase the number of students they reach. GCC focuses on these grantmaking priorities because access to excellent early education and supportive services sets our kids up for a lifetime of success, empowers families to build a secure economic future, and helps build a stronger St. Louis.

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