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It’s Hispanic/Latino/Latinx

Heritage Month

We want to acknowledge some of our many grantees for their commitment to partnering with Latinx women and families:

      • Casa de Salud
      • MICA Project – Migrant Immigrant Community Action
      • Center for Survivors of Torture
      • City Greens
      • Health Protection & Education
      • Immigrant & Women’s Refugee Program


FYI: Here’s a little history on the term Latinx

Intermediate Charitable Strategies

Thinking in advance and planning your charitable contributions over time can be a valuable part of personal financial planning.  We’ve already addressed a variety of short-term ways to donate, and today we want to introduce INTERMEDIATE CHARITABLE Strategies.

An intermediate gift is a one-time gift of a meaningful amount of money, such as $5000-$25,000.  That much money can help a non-profit with

a) physical or capital equipment or facility resources – such as a used bus or van to transport kids, replace worn equipment or computers, possible facility repair (leaky roof, plumbing or electrical repairs).

b) capacity building for staff – classes on grant writing, board building, event planning, metrics & evaluation skills etc.

c) capacity building for boards – facilitator for an annual board retreat, consultant to start a strategic plan, marketing plan assistance, website  upgrade and more.

Many nonprofits aren’t so good at asking, articulating, or posting needs like this on their website or elsewhere.  Ask them what they need!  You can be a rock star in their world and really make a difference!

Impact Committee

Our Impact Committee has been hard at work connecting with the 2020-2021 cohort and gathering the stories of their success and struggles during COVID.

SOS Members follow this link to learn how your dollars impacted our community.

Impact Committee Documents

Non-members follow this link to become an SOS member so you too can see how our dollars impact the community.

Welcome New Members

Deborah (Betsy) Sinclair

Kathy Dowd

Save the Date

Please join us on to learn why Nancy and Ken Kranzberg, founders of the Kranzberg Arts Foundation, became arts philanthropists whose mission, work and commitment have made lasting contributions that have transformed our region in numerous ways. 

We will also welcome Pianos for People Executive Director Matt Brinkman, who will share the story of how this organization’s program impacts students’ lives. More than just music education, we’ll hear from a student their inspiring story of how the program builds character and inspires personal growth. 

Tuesday, October 5, 2021  5:30 – 7 p.m.

At Grand Center’s High Low Listening Room 

3301 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, Mo. 63103 

Register here:

Book (Poetry) Discussion: The Hill We Climb

Julius Anthony, president of St. Louis Black Authors of Children’s Literature, will join us to discuss the poem by Amanda Gorman “The Hill We Climb”.

This poem was written to celebrate the 2021 inauguration of Joe Biden as 46th President of the United States. The poem celebrates the United States not as a “perfect union,” but as a country that has the grit to struggle with its all-too-real problems.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Register here:

SOS Members Volunteer

SOS members, Ruth Lee, Amy Conard, Barb DuBois, Teresa Buehler, JoAnn Sanditz and Marianne Baer volunteered at Eye Thrive a 2021 SOS grantee on August 27.

Look for future volunteer opportunity announcements via email.


Grantees Doing Good

Sneakers with Soul gave new pairs of shoes to all kindergarten students in the University City Barbara C. Jordan elementary school.


And more kudos to The SoulFisher Ministries! Congratulations to TSM!

Covid Regional Response Fund

The COVID pandemic was not only a health crisis it also destabilized our most vulnerable communities in multiple ways.

We are all fatigued but we must stay vigilant and aware of the less direct effects COVID has had in the region

The following material was published back in March of 2020 but is still relevant today

15th Anniversary

SOS is celebrating its 15th Anniversary with the 2022 grantee cohort.
SOS invites you to serve on the task force to help plan!

Celebrating our 15th years of investing in our community.

If interested please contact Tasha Borglum or Gretta Forrester-Gaffney

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