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 Funding Priorities

The St. Louis Philanthropic Organization (SLPO) is a Missouri nonprofit corporation formed in 1984 and funded with proceeds from the settlement of a lawsuit brought against cable television companies. SLPO is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors that has distributed over $9,150,000 in grants and capacity building support over the last 32 years. Funding is made available primarily through the annual Responsive Grants cycle, which awards up to $10,000 to nonprofits whose programs and services improve the quality of life for St. Louis City residents.


In 2020, the Board launched its Capacity Building activities with a workshop series to provide training and resources in a variety of topics to increase organizational capacity and development. You can click on 2022 Responsive Grants in the Grants drop-down menu or on the Capacity Building button to learn more about these funding and organizational support opportunities.


Since 1989, the SLPO Board has allocated over $9,141,615 in grants and capacity building programming. From 2016-2021, total allocations were $2,040,617. 

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