2012 Gannett Foundation Grantees
Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition services children in foster care and foster and adoptive parents. The grant will help find immediate safe, appropriate family members for children who come into foster care within 30 days. If you would like to learn more, please call (314) 367-8373 or foster-adopt.org.
The International Institute of Metro St. Louis offers comprehensive adjustment services for refugees and immigrants in our community. They are using their grant to help refugees navigate their new living spaces. If you would like to learn more, please call (314) 773-9090 or visit iistl.org.
Junior Achievement has been dedicated to educating students about entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. They are using their grant to teach financial literacy to school age children. If you would like to learn more, please call (636) 728-0707 or visit jamvi.org.
Our Lady of Guadalupe School offers a ballroom dance class to its students. The instructors are professionals from New York who instill the discipline of dance in the students. If you would like to learn more, please call (314) 524-1948.
Team Activities for Special Kids (TASK) is an instructional sports program that provides athletic and social opportunities to kids with special needs. They will use their grant for a music therapy program for their kids. If you would like to learn more, please call (636) 343-TASK (8275) or visit tasksports.org.
Lafayette Industries, Inc. employee adults with disabilities. They are buying new chair to help their employees work more efficiently. If you would like to learn more, please call (636) 227-5666 or visit lafayetteindustries.com.
Special Education Foundation provides support and assistance to students who receive services from the Special School District of St. Louis County. They are using the grant to provide college scholarships for those children who complete the youth Leadership Program. If you would like to learn more, please call (314) 394-7030 or visit sef-stl.org.
United Way of Greater St. Louis assists more than 170 non-profit organizations in our area. Their funding is used towards their general campaign. If you would like to learn more, please call (314) 421-0700 or visit stl.unitedway.org.
The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis assists African Americans and other throughout the region in securing economic self-reliance, social equality and civil rights. Their funds will help create awareness of the organization. If you would like to learn more, please call (314) 615-3600 or visit ulstl.org.
Family Resource Center gives children a chance at a better life by preventing and treating all forms of child abuse and neglect and by strengthening families through family-centered therapeutic, educational, and support services. They are using the funds to breaks the cycle of abuse by providing intense therapy and providing basic needs to help families focus on getting well. If you would like to learn more, please call (314) 534-9350 or visit frcmo.org.
Redevelopment Opportunities for Women (ROW) empowers women and their families to build safety, skills, economic security, and hope for the future. The funding will be used for the multilingual Access Project provides free translation and advocacy services for immigrants and refugees who are victims of domestic violence. If you would like to learn more, please call 314-588-8300 or 314-863-0236 or visit row-stl.org.
St. Patrick Center provides opportunities for self-sufficiency and dignity to people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Their grant will help the City Seeds Urban Farm. It is an urban garden that helps homeless people and our city by providing health rehab, employment training and urban environmental improvement. If you would like to learn more, please call (314) 802-0700 or visit stpatrickcenter.org.
Community Response will develop and implement innovative solutions to social and public health issues that threaten the physical and/or mental health of underserved children, families and communities. The Independent Living program helps foster children who are aging out of foster care prepare for work in the real world. They will purchase computer equipment with the funds. If you would like to learn more, please call (314) 361-3304 or visit communityresponsestl.com.