Monday, July 29, 2013

Welcome to the Funding Information Network!

To better indicate how the Foundation Center helps people find funding for their projects, the organization is changing the name of its Cooperating Collections program in nearly 450 libraries worldwide to the Funding Information Network. As a Funding Information Network partner since 2002, the Grants & Foundation Center of the St. Louis Public Library will continue to offer the same information, services and trainings. Hope you will continue to support us and let us know how we can help you in your nonprofit and philanthropy work.


Monday, July 22, 2013

Financial Basics Rm. Change

Just an announcement/reminder to all who signed up for this Wednesday's Financial Basics for Nonprofits led by RubinBrown's Mary Kay Lofgren and Debra Leible, that, due to some special programming at Central Library on July 24, we will be meeting in the Board Room of the SLPL Administration Building next door to Central at 1415 Olive. Please meet in the 1415 lobby by 2:45. Tokens for free parking in the lot across 15th St. will be available at the class. Call 539-0357 with questions.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Meet the Donor 7-22 Underwritten -> Free Registration

News from AFP/Gateway Center for Giving --  A generous donor has offered to underwrite registration for the July 22 program, Meet the Donor: Common Community Indicators, See our July 5 post below for some program details and go to sign-up.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

St. Louis Neighborhood Sustainability Small Grant Winners

St. Louis Neighborhood Projects selected to receive the $5,000 grants offered through the Mayor's Sustainability Office include:
  1. Mission St. Louis Home Repair's Painting Sustainability project in Forest Park Southeast/The Grove -- volunteers will apply elastomeric white paint to residential roofs.
  2. Sweet Sensation's business development project in The Greater Ville -- guided by local business professionals, north side teens will learn to design and operate beekeeping business.
  3. Thurman Gateway Park in the Shaw Neighborhood will reintroduce native prairie grasses and flowering perennials along Thurman Ave.
  4. Positive Youth Affair (PYA) Biker's Club expanded capacity  in the West End -- PYA youth will become the West End Biker's Club and lead bike repair and other programs along St.Vincent Greenway.
  5. McKinley Meadows edible forest project in McKinley Heights. -- vacant LRA lot will become open and attractive community space to support native habitat
  6. Bevo Gardens community garden/park with skateboarding rink in Bevo Mill -- KHVT and other neighborhood volunteers will develop an abandoned vacant lot.
  7. Dogtown Sustainability Celebration in Franz Park -- hold a Sustainability  Celebration and Expo of Arts and  Music and outreach for residents and businesses and develop an asset map of sustainability features.
Some 43 groups submitted proposals in this first year of the small grants competition.  Find out more at or contact Catherine Werner who heads the Office. 

Friday, July 5, 2013

AFP: Two 7-13 Programs on Collaborative Funding in St.Louis

AFP St. Louis has scheduled two August meetings with community funding leaders about current efforts to collaboratively solve community issues. "The Power of Philanthropy: a 2-Part Conversation" open to non
  • July 22, 3-5 pm, Missouri History Museum, Part 1 - Meet the Donor: Common Community Indicators, $40 for nonmembers. Panelists: Katie Bergh, from Boeing Defense, Space, & Security, Mary McMurtrey, from the Greater St. Louis Community Foundation, Wray Clay, from United Way of Greater St. Louis and moderator Elizabeth Gaines, from The Forum for Youth Investment. Cosponsored by Gateway Center for Giving.
  • July 25, 11:30 - 1:15 Norwood Hills Country Club, Part 2 - Building a Culture of Philanthropy: stl250 & Transformative Collaboration, $45 for nonmembers includes lunch.  
Get more information and register at

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Nonprofit Missouri Offers Background-Check Discounts to Member Organizations

Nonprofit Missouri, the statewide advocacy and professional development organization, recently announced an agreement with Coeus Global Background Checks to offer substantial discounts and services for completing various required background checks of prospective nonprofit employees and volunteers. Go to to get details