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Gateway Foundation Grant

Grants to St. Louis Metropolitan Area, Missouri
Nonprofits for Arts Activities and Educational Projects

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Grants to Missouri nonprofit organizations for arts and cultural activities in the St. Louis Metropolitan area. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to call or email the funding source prior to submission of an application. Funding will also occasionally be given for educational activities devoted to improving the quality of life in the area.

The Foundation gives priority to projects involving the acquisition, creation or improvement of items of a durable, physical nature. Requests for general operating expenses or endowment normally will not be considered.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180104

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Gateway Foundation does not make grants to the following types of organizations:

- Individuals or for-profit businesses
- Organizations or projects that are outside of the St. Louis Metropolitan Area
- Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran

Gateway Foundation generally does not fund the following types of projects (except under special circumstances):

- Endowment funds or capital campaigns
- Promotional projects such as publications or videos
- General operations, travel or conferences
- Fund-raising events or advertising
- Purchase of office equipment
- Social service programming

Pre-Application Information:

Click on the link in the Supporting Documents section below to download the guidelines.

Organizations considering a funding request are strongly encouraged to call the Gateway Foundation office by phone or email before submission (see contact information below for details).


The Board of Trustees meets three times annually, in January, May, and September. For consideration of either Letters of Inquiry or Grant Proposals there are three deadlines over the course of a year:

December 1 for the January Board Meeting
April 1 for the May Board Meeting
August 1 for the September Board Meeting

The Foundation is willing to consider Letters of Inquiry or fully-developed Grant Proposals and does not require a prescribed application form for either of these.

Gateway simply requests that the Letter of Inquiry and Grant Proposal provide a narrative about the organization and the proposed project, with attachments, as listed in the brochure.

Upon receipt of the Letter of Inquiry or Grant Proposal, an acknowledgment will be sent that will specify the date of the next Board Meeting. Generally, a letter regarding Gateway Foundation’s decision will be sent out within a week of the Board Meeting date.

Contact Information:

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

Phone: 314-241-3337
Fax: 314.241.3559 (fax)

Gateway Foundation
800 Market Street
Suite 1640
St. Louis, Missouri 63101

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Missouri: St. Louis Metropolitan Area