YEP STL!

YEP STL!  (Youth Engaging Philanthropy) is a group of students whose main goal is to help the youth of the St. Louis area.

Guidelines

Funding Areas

We are focused on improving the experiences of youth in our community in their everyday lives. We are working to help youth with:

  • Mental Health
  • Housing
  • After School Programs
  • Special Education

Size of Grants

We have $10,000 that we wish to give to several organizations that align with our mission.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Be located in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County or East St. Louis
  • Be 501(c)(3) public charities
  • Care for youth ages 0-18 years

Timeline

  • November 15 – Applications open
  • December 15 – Applications Due

Proud sponsor

First Bank is the presenting sponsor for the YEP STL program and provides the funding.

“First Bank is committed to helping young people succeed in life, and we believe the YEP STL! program will offer students a unique opportunity to learn skills that they can utilize for the rest of their lives.” ~ Shelley Seifert

Past Recipients

2022

  • CASA, $1250
  • CHADS, $1,000
  • Child Advocacy Center of NEMO, $1,250
  • More Than Enough Ministries, $500
  • Ollie Hinkle Heart Foundation, $2,000
  • The Covering House, $2,500
  • Undies for Everyone, $500

2021

  • CHADS, $1,000
  • Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis, $3,000
  • Giving is a Family Tradition, $1,500
  • It’s Your Birthday, Inc., $200
  • Kingdom House, $1,500
  • North Side Community School, $700
  • Our Lady’s Inn, $500
  • St. Louis Area Diaper Bank, $1,700

2020

  • Asthma & Allergy Foundation, $2,000
  • Center for Hearing & Speech, $1,000
  • Duo Dogs, $200
  • Love in Action, $2000
  • Operation Food Search, $1,250
  • Room at the Inn, $1,750
  • United Services for Children, $1,820

2019

  • Angels’ Arms, $1,000
  • CASA, $1,500
  • Center for Hearing and Speech, $500
  • HealthWorks, $850
  • Our Lady’s Inn, $1,000
  • Ready Readers, $1,550
  • Rise Community Development, $1,250
  • United Services for Children, $350
  • We Stories, $2,000

2018

  • Kingdom House, $3,197
  • Lift for Life Gym, $1,000
  • Living Well Foundation, $1,403
  • LovetheLou, $1,000
  • The Little Bit Foundation, $2,400
  • Vitendo 4 Africa, $1,000

2017

  • Christian Activity Center, $2,240
  • HavenHouse, $1,000
  • LifeBridge Partnership, $1,000
  • LovetheLou, $1,000
  • National Council of Jewish Women, $2,000
  • Our Lady’s Inn, $760
  • The Little Bit Foundation, $2,000