Spirit of St. Louis (SOS) Women's Fund Awards $209,500 In Grants
|Dennis Woldum and Mara Higdon (center, from left), both of Gateway Greening, smile with SOS President Vicki Sheehan (far left) and SOS Grant-making Chair Felice Joyce (far right). Gateway Greening received a $25,000 grant from SOS. (click for larger version)|
June 27, 2011While national grant-making trends are stagnant, the Spirit of St. Louis (SOS) Women's Fund has increased annual giving to the St. Louis community.
SOS recently awarded grants totaling $209,500 to 13 nonprofits, a 4.75 percent increase over 2010 grant awards. Since its founding in 2006, SOS has awarded $909,500 in 64 grants to support 41 agencies.
Grants were presented at a ceremony on June 2. The 2011 grant recipients, gift amounts and organization locations follow. More information is online at www.soswomensfund.org.
•Gateway Greening, $25,000
•Almost Home, $10,000
•Let's Start, $15,000
•Walker Scottish Rite Clinic for Childhood Language Disorder, $10,000
•Lydia's House, $20,000
•South Side Day Nursery, $20,000
•St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program (HELP), $10,000
•Aim High St. Louis, $25,000
•Project Backpack, $15,000
•Gateway to Hope, $15,000
•The Little Bit Foundation, $20,000
•The Belle Center, $12,000
•Volunteers in Medicine, $20,000