Grant Opportunities

Grants to Promote Health, Welfare, and Wellness in the US

Grants to Promote Health, Welfare, and Wellness in the US

Deadline: 12-Oct-21

The St. Louis Community Foundation is seeking applications to provide support to other charitable organizations providing services and assistance to promote the health, welfare, and wellness of Missouri Senior Citizens, with an emphasis, where possible, in the South St. Louis City neighborhoods.

The Charless Foundation is open to proposals for program, project or initiative funding or general operating support for organizations serving older adults. Program expansion proposals must address sustainability after this funding is completed.

The Foundation is not considering proposals for education based programming, organizational capacity building or capital expenses for the organization (ex. purchase of vans) at this time. Capital expenses that allow older adults remain in their homes will be considered.


The Charless Foundation is seeking nonprofit partners who work with economically underserved seniors in the St. Louis region, with priority given to those in South St. Louis City and County.

Broadly, the goal of these grants is to promote the health, welfare, and wellness of older adults. More specifically, the Charless Foundation is interested in organizations and initiatives that

Support the needs of older adults in residential facilities,
Increase the ability for older adults to age in place,
Provide health and safety resources for older adults, and/or
Provide social support to older adults.
Funding Information

Grants may range from $5,000 to $30,000 per year. Awards for senior centers and food pantries will be limited to $5000 per year.
Eligibility Criteria

Any nonprofit that is a 501(c)3 and meets the requirements outlined in this RFP may apply for funding from the Charless Foundation. The nonprofit does not have to be physically located in South St. Louis City or South St. Louis County, though preference will be given to programs, projects, or initiatives within these geographical areas.
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