Spirit of St. Louis Women's Fund

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About our group

Leadership
The Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund (SOS) strengthens the St. Louis community through informed, focused grantmaking by educating and inspiring women to engage in significant giving.

OUR PURPOSE
• Create a powerful organization of women devoted to improving the community.
• Be a force for significant social change through collective grantmaking.
• Provide financial support to community organizations dedicated to improving life in the Greater St. Louis area.
• Educate and inspire current and potential women donors.

OUR VALUES
• We are committed to equality, diversity, collaboration, community, inclusiveness and accountability.
• We value our members as colleagues and friends. We don’t just work together. We also relax together at occasional social events.
• We enjoy the sense of discovery that comes from learning about our community, its needs and organizations that are working to meet those needs.

Powered by a diverse group of women from nearly every corner of the St. Louis region, SOS has been a quiet but mighty force for change since 2006, delivering over $2.7 million in focused and informed grants to more than 85 small nonprofits throughout the community.

Membership in the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund is open and inclusive.

Everyone gives an equal amount of money. Everyone has an equal voice. Our members commit to an $1,200 annual contribution.

Education and training to grow our roles as philanthropists in the St. Louis region. Social connection.
$2,700,000
Total Raised
225
Total Donors
$1,200
Avg. Donation

Previously supported

A
Angels Arms
$20,000 raised
S
St. Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective
$100,000 raised
A
Almost Home
$25,000 raised

Network Affiliation

Philanos is the largest collective giving network for women’s giving circles and other collective giving groups with more than 70 affiliates and 17,500 women involved in one or more circles.

Location St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Focus Areas Advocacy & Social Justice, Arts & Culture, Children & Family, Climate Change & Environment, Community Building, COVID-19, Disaster Relief, Economic Empowerment, Education, Equity & Equality, Girls & Women, Health, Hunger & Nutrition, LGBTQ, Social & Human Services

Membership Focus Young Professionals and Adults Women in St. Louis, Missouri Region

Founded January 2006

Contact katydowd@hotmail.com

About our group

Leadership
The Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund (SOS) strengthens the St. Louis community through informed, focused grantmaking by educating and inspiring women to engage in significant giving.

OUR PURPOSE
• Create a powerful organization of women devoted to improving the community.
• Be a force for significant social change through collective grantmaking.
• Provide financial support to community organizations dedicated to improving life in the Greater St. Louis area.
• Educate and inspire current and potential women donors.

OUR VALUES
• We are committed to equality, diversity, collaboration, community, inclusiveness and accountability.
• We value our members as colleagues and friends. We don’t just work together. We also relax together at occasional social events.
• We enjoy the sense of discovery that comes from learning about our community, its needs and organizations that are working to meet those needs.

Powered by a diverse group of women from nearly every corner of the St. Louis region, SOS has been a quiet but mighty force for change since 2006, delivering over $2.7 million in focused and informed grants to more than 85 small nonprofits throughout the community.

Membership in the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund is open and inclusive.

Everyone gives an equal amount of money. Everyone has an equal voice. Our members commit to an $1,200 annual contribution.

Education and training to grow our roles as philanthropists in the St. Louis region. Social connection.
$2,700,000
Total Raised
225
Total Donors
$1,200
Avg. Donation

Previously supported

A
Angels Arms
$20,000 raised
S
St. Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective
$100,000 raised
A
Almost Home
$25,000 raised

Network Affiliation

Philanos is the largest collective giving network for women’s giving circles and other collective giving groups with more than 70 affiliates and 17,500 women involved in one or more circles.

Location St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Focus Areas Advocacy & Social Justice, Arts & Culture, Children & Family, Climate Change & Environment, Community Building, COVID-19, Disaster Relief, Economic Empowerment, Education, Equity & Equality, Girls & Women, Health, Hunger & Nutrition, LGBTQ, Social & Human Services

Membership Focus Young Professionals and Adults Women in St. Louis, Missouri Region

Founded January 2006

Contact katydowd@hotmail.com

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