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Grants to Missouri and Illinois Nonprofits for Youth,
Veterans, Seniors, and Immigrants in the St. Louis Area

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Daughters of Charity Foundation of Saint Louis

Deadline Date:

02/01/18 11:59 PM

Description:

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Grants to Missouri and Illinois nonprofits in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area for projects and programs in the areas of immigrant and refugee support, veterans, youth empowerment and human trafficking prevention, and senior citizen services. Nonprofits must be located in the Counties of Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Madison, Macoupin, Monroe, Jersey, St. Clair in Illinois; and Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles, St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Warren and Washington in Missouri.

Focus Areas:

Immigrants and Refugees: Funding includes interpretation services utilizing native-born interpreters, legal assistance, housing and employment services, and programs that help low-income immigrants to overcome barriers to justice.

Training programs that help health and social service providers engage effectively with immigrant and refugees are also funded.

Seniors Living Independently: Seniors Living Independently is a focus on programs that promote independent living for older citizens, 65 years and older who are low-income or cost burdened and wish to live in their own homes as long as it is possible. Preference is given to services that support aging within independent homes over independent living facilities.

Youth Empowerment Through Human Trafficking Prevention: The focus areas eligible for human trafficking funding are prevention, training and education, and survivor services.

Veterans: This new focus area is designed to support community-based nonprofit organizations that offer support and services to veterans and their families not otherwise available through public organizations such as the Veteran’s Administration. The primary objective is to support providers that engage effectively with veterans and their families to improve the quality of life and increase the stability of United States veterans, especially those returning from 9/11 conflicts. Funding includes support for transition into civilian life, mental health services, business and vocational training programs, homelessness, advocacy, families and caregivers of veterans, and legal support.

Responsive Grants fall into three types; applicants will be instructed to select one:

Program or Project
A Program is an organized set of services designed to achieve specific outcomes for a specified population that will continue beyond the grant period. A Project is a planned undertaking or organized set of services designed to achieve specific outcomes that are time-limited. (Note: A successful project may become an ongoing program of the organization.)

General Operating Support
Grant funds are available to support the ongoing services, mission or goals of an organization within our focus areas. To be eligible, 100% of the organization's programs must serve the selected focus area.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167865

Term of Contract:

Grant awards are available for a 12-month period. The grant period starts May 1 and ends on April 30 of the following year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any applicant organization must:

- Have 501(c)(3) or other nonprofit status.
- Be located in the 16-county St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area: the Counties of Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Madison, Macoupin, Monroe, Jersey, St. Clair in Illinois; and the Counties of Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles, St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Warren and Washington in Missouri.
- Be willing to avoid participating in, contributing to, or promoting activities contrary to Catholic Church Moral Teachings (document attached below).
- Follow DCFSL Outcome Indicators and Activities.
- Support one of the Foundation focus areas of Immigrants and Refugees, Seniors Living Independently, Veterans, or Youth Empowerment/Human Trafficking Prevention.

Not Funded

- Major capital expenditures such as construction, acquisition or renovation of facilities, equipment or major technology
- Endowments, scholarships, or tuition
- Projects where the Foundation would be the principal source of support
- Grants to individuals, units of government or government agencies
- Annual appeals, membership drives, or fundraising campaigns
- Event sponsorships
- Partisan political advocacy or for lobbying purposes
- Programs or projects that result in duplication of services
- Organizations or projects that use grant funds to make grants to other organizations
- Projects that fall outside the ethical and religious directives of the Catholic Church
- Loans
- Operational emergency funds
- Research: academic, scientific, and medical

Pre-Application Information:

The foundation has two grant cycles—Spring and Fall.

Spring Cycle
February 1 is the deadline for online submittal of an application. The grant period starts May 1 and ends on April 30 of the following year.

Fall Cycle
August 1 is the deadline for online submittal of an application. The grant period starts November 1 and ends on October 31 of the following year.

The review process covers about two and a half months, from the Grant Submission Deadline until the Board meeting where the final decisions are made.

Eligibility and timelines: https://www.daughtersofcharityfdn.org/grant-process/eligibility-timelines/

Focus areas: https://www.daughtersofcharityfdn.org/what-we-fund/responsive/

How to apply: https://www.daughtersofcharityfdn.org/grant-process/grant-application/

Create an account: https://www.daughtersofcharityfdn.org/grant-process/create-your-account/

FAQs: https://www.daughtersofcharityfdn.org/grant-process/faq/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Common/LogOn.aspx?eqs=ApVvmgXCk2UbEXP9ZmglHzrO3lkPfxTEw9dJOuw1Okk1

Claire Hundelt, Program Manager
(314) 733-6500
claire.hundelt@docfdn.org

Daughters of Charity Foundation of St. Louis
4600 Edmundson Road
St. Louis, MO. 63134-3806

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois: Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Madison, Macoupin, Monroe, Jersey, and St. Clair Counties;   Missouri: Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles, St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Warren, and Washington Counties