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Marketplace of Ideas ⋆ Incarnate Word Foundation
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Marketplace of Ideas

Collaboration & Community Leadership

The Marketplace of Ideas is an annual, small neighborhood funding program. Since 2011 the Foundation has funded grassroots collaborations with an emphasis on community input.


  • Spur collaboration among community stakeholders
  • Uplift the community’s solutions to community problems
  • Provide publicity to the richness of community activity


  • Small, grassroots organizations working in Dutchtown or Gravois Park
  • Collaboration of 2 or more organizations
  • Must demonstrate community engagement
  • Must be a 501(c)3 or use a fiscal agent


  • Community judges choose five finalists
  • Finalists present at Showcase of Ideas
  • Community votes for three finalists to receive $10,000
  • All finalists present to local funders for chance to receive additional funds