Incarnate Word Foundation
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  • 5257 Shaw Ave., Ste. 309
    St. Louis, MO 63110
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General Operating Grant ⋆ Incarnate Word Foundation
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General Operating Grant

Our Primary Grant Cycle

This annual grant cycle is open to proposals up to $25,000. We place heavy emphasis on our place-based funding initiatives and seek to address systems-level change.


  • Spark collaboration and relationships in the communities we serve
  • Fund programs that are serving or advocating for the most vulnerable in our city


  • Must be a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization or use a fiscal agent
  • Your organization serves women, children or seniors
  • Your organization serves residents in our current focus area
  • Grants can be used for Operating Funds or Program Expenses
  • Please note that our foundation policy does not allow for overhead costs to colleges, universities, or other higher education institutions.


  • Grant Orientation in February
  • Letters of Intent (LOI) due May 1
  • Staff will review LOIs and notify grantees to submit a full application by June 1
  • Full Applications are due July 5
  • Notification of funding occurs in November
  • Grants are awarded in December