United Way of Greater St. Louis Supports Additional Local Nonprofits to Amplify Impact

United Way of Greater St. Louis granted funding to 33 nonprofits throughout the St. Louis region as a part of their systems change and targeted strategies.

United Way’s targeted funding focuses on the immediate and most pressing needs currently facing the community such as aging and senior support, behavioral health and substance abuse, jobs and financial mobility, housing and legal assistance, and food insecurity.  This investment goes beyond safety net funding of United Way’s 162 member agencies. These 29 additional nonprofits received a total of $997,883. (Click here to see which organizations received funding.)

Additionally, last year United Way of Greater St. Louis launched its inaugural cohort of Community Leadership Tables as a part of its Systems Change investments efforts focused on:

  • Leading transformative collaboratives
  • Building the region’s capacity for systems change
  • Pursuing awareness and education of public policy impacts
  • Defining and achieving regional goals and outcomes with key stakeholders and partners

Four convening organizations (2 in MO and 2 in IL) were awarded a total investment of $384,479 to support child welfare and behavioral health efforts in the bi-state region. (Click here to see which organizations received funding.)

“We are excited to expand our capacity to invest in our community by providing this additional funding to these terrific nonprofits and collaborative tables that are so crucial to the stability of our St. Louis region,” said Michelle Tucker, President and CEO of United Way of Greater St. Louis. “Our 3-tiered funding approach, which includes the activation of our Systems Change and Targeted strategies, allows us to take a broader approach to amplifying and making an even bigger impact in the lives of our neighbors.”

The agencies receiving the funding will use it to enable access to essential resources, youth success, holistic wellness, and more, creating a stronger region for all of us.

About United Way of Greater St. Louis       

United Way of Greater St. Louis unites people, resources, and funding to help build strong and equitable communities across a 16-county region in Missouri and Illinois. United Way’s impact on the community includes equipping over 160 local nonprofits with vital funding and training resources, operating the largest Volunteer Center in the region, and connecting local neighbors to providers of services through its 211 Helpline. For more information, contact 314-421-0700 or visit www.HelpingPeople.org.         

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Rodney Humphries
Rodney Humphries

Rodney Humphries is the Communications Specialist for United Way of Greater St. Louis and a proud graduate of Webster University where he developed his passion for writing. In college, he combined his love for writing and sports, serving as the primary sports writer for his school newspaper while also developing his own sports blog. After graduating, he continued his love for writing as he served as a freelance writer for various publications. Rodney continues to be a fan of Webster athletics, you will often see him sitting courtside at a lot of their basketball games.