Partnership or Merger Grant

The purpose of the Partnership or Merger Grant is to assist nonprofits who are looking to, or have already found ways to partner, or even merge with other nonprofits.


The successful proposals could be for any type of partnership such as: back-office support services all the way to a full merger and/or support for coordination efforts after a merger. These funds can also be used to provide consultation between agencies who have ideas but are in the early start up or thought process for partnerships. The objective of the grant is to assist nonprofit agencies to build and strengthen their capacity and create organizational efficiencies through shared work with another nonprofit.


  • The applicant is incorporated as an IRC 501(c)(3) public charity.
  • The applicant has a mission that is primarily focused on children or youth. Applicants must have more than 50% of their program expenses dedicated to these efforts.
  • The applicant is in and primarily serves the St. Louis metropolitan area.