Nonprofit Endowment

  • 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.

  • Annie’s Hope

    Providing comprehensive support for children, teens & their families who are grieving the death of someone significant.

  • Spotlight on Heritage Grant Recipient Sherwood Forest

    The kids are discovering so many new things and, most of all, recognizing who they really are without their ‘school persona’.

  • SLOCA Says ‘You Are Not Alone’ to Women with Ovarian Cancer

    September is nationally recognized as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Yet it remains a very lonely disease, says Susan Robben, Executive Director of St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness (SLOCA). “If you’re diagnosed with breast cancer, you often will find many others that have gone through it or that know someone who has. Ovarian cancer is unique and patients can feel very alone,” she says. The fact is ovarian cancer is one-tenth as common as breast cancer, but three times as lethal.

  • YouthBridge Endowment Funds: Parkway Alumni Association

    PAA, entering its 30th year, has been doing its part to recognize the special impact of teachers and school staff through a number of grant and recognition programs. “The association was initially started because the school district wanted to do a better job of tracking alumni,” says Riutcel. “Over the last three decades, we’ve grown into so much more, fostering programs that acknowledge those who make a difference in our schools and that encourage educational opportunities for Parkway students.”

  • Annie Carter Mersmann Memorial Fund

    Honoring the Life of Annie Carter Mersmann by supporting programs to support grieving kids at Annie’s Hope.

  • Caritas Family Solutions

    Caritas Family Solutions is a human services nonprofit whose mission is to strengthen the social and emotional well-being of individuals and families in order to create healthy relationships, loving homes and strong communities throughout the Metro-East and Southern Illinois. Services include adoption, pregnancy care, foster … More →

  • CASA of Southwestern Illinois

    Our mission is to recruit, train, supervise and support volunteers who advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children from the Judicial Systems of St. Clair, Madison, Monroe and Randolph Counties, in order to reduce the physical, emotional, intellectual and social impact of child maltreatment.

  • Lift For Life Academy Empowers, Uplifts & Educates

    Lift For Life Academy had a good problem to solve. A donor expressed the desire to establish an Endowment Fund for the school, but “the problem was, we had no idea how to set one up,” says Marshall Cohen, Lift For Life Executive Director and Co-Founder. Cohen says the Finance Committee of the Board decided to send out requests for proposals to three potential managers, including YouthBridge.

  • The Child Advocacy Center of Northeast Missouri

    The Child Advocacy Center of Northeast Missouri responds to child abuse through a supportive team approach to reduce trauma to children and their non-offending family members.

  • Christian Family Services

    We provide loving services to find homes for children and to help families find solutions. We understand the people need a place to heal, families need to be together, children need a good home and life does not always happen as planned.

  • Friends of Crossroads College

    Supports mission to offer a challenging curriculum to a diverse and inclusive community.

  • Max & Drew Erlich Entrepreneurial Scholars

    Provides scholarships for students at Crossroads who demonstrate financial need and entrepreneurial spirit.

  • Endowment Building

    To encourage nonprofit organizations to establish and build endowment funds that support their long-term sustainability, we provide matching funds for quasi-endowments established at YouthBridge by nonprofit organizations.

  • 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.

  • Green Building Council

    U.S. Green Building Council-Missouri Gateway Chapter believes that everyone deserves to live, work, and learn in a green and healthy building.

  • Guardian Angel Settlement Association

    Helps those in poverty by improving the quality of their lives and achieving economic independence.

  • Immigrant Family Emergency Response

    The Immigrant Family Emergency Response Fund, a pooled fund created collaboratively by local foundations and nonprofit organizations, addresses the financial repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic and lack of funding available for immigrant families.

  • Immigrant & Refugee Women’s Program (IRWP)

    Our mission is to increase the independence to reduce isolation of immigrant and refugee women (and men) by teaching them basic English and practical living skills in the security of their own home.

  • Jefferson County Library Foundation

    Honoring the Life of Annie Carter Mersmann by supporting programs to support grieving kids at Annie’s Hope.