Incarnate Word Foundation
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  • 5257 Shaw Ave., Ste. 309
    St. Louis, MO 63110
  • 314-773-5100
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The Incarnate Word Foundation promotes efforts in our community to empower the poor and marginalized, especially women, children, and seniors, to attain quality of life. Our Mission


Grantee Spotlight:

  • Through a combination of piano restoration, music lessons, and excellent teaching, Pianos for People has created a thriving space for aspiring artists and their families. Pianos for People knows the power of music to build self-esteem, and community, and we are proud to support them as they reach more families throughout the region.


An invitation for St. Louis to come together, learn together, and engage in reuniting divided communities.

Listen to experts, share ideas, and participate in respectful discourse on race, religion, response to violence, evolving social structures— all topics which have historically divided our community and wield power to block present and future creative response.

STL Youth Jobs

This program bridges the divide between our region’s youth and the growing skills gap in our workforce by training our youth to be ready for the jobs of tomorrow and providing practical experience today.

Human Trafficking Awareness

Curriculum developed by social work faculty at Fontbonne University works to educate social service practitioners about human trafficking.

Shut It Down

Shut It Down is a collaborative initiative of 9 funders providing education on racial equity and implicit bias for Saint Louis Public Schools personnel.

Place-Based Funding

We focus on a place-based funding strategy that invests in specific neighborhoods.

Our community footprint includes under-resourced communities throughout Missouri and East Saint Louis. Each year the Foundation prioritizes certain neighborhoods based on research and community need.