News & Updates

What’s the Incarnate Word Foundation up to lately? Search our archive for the latest on our collaborative partnerships and projects.

News & Updates Archive

Incarnate Word Foundation is in the news, and bringing you articles and information related to our community concerns, partnerships, and initiatives. Search our archive for more information:

Food Insecurity

In 2014, 54.9% of St. Louis City residents lived in neighborhoods the USDA classified as food deserts. Local organizations are developing collaborative solutions to support food access in these communities and beyond. Still, there’s work to be done. Below are key access barriers and strategies the city can take to address food insecurity in St. Louis,…


Growing Communities

Immigration in St. Louis Since 1950, the City of St. Louis has lost over half of its population. Immigrants and refugees have supported the city’s numbers and can help it sustain growth. Immigrants and refugees are also known to contribute significantly to local economies. In St. Louis, immigrants who own small businesses have created hundreds…


History: The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word

It’s been 150 years since the young women who became the first members of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word arrived in San Antonio. Their mission was to help the region recover from deadly epidemics; but that was only the beginning. Seeing so many young fathers widowed in the epidemics, the sisters entered…


IWF funds St. Louis area school summer programs, helps families during COVID-19 closures

Our Lady of Guadalupe and Saint Cecilia – two St Louis area Catholic parishes with thriving Hispanic communities – are hosting summer programs for children. These programs provide tutoring, socially distanced activities, and a much-needed break during long summer days for parents and students. Sister Cathy Doherty, SSND, pastoral associate at Our Lady of Guadalupe…


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Read more about IWF news, happenings within the Catholic Church and St. Louis community, RECON events, and our COVID-19 Response.


Catholic News

Updates on the Catholic Church’s efforts to serve the poor and marginalized in St. Louis and across the globe.


RECON Events

An Invitation for St. Louis to Come Together, Learn Together, and Engage in Reuniting Divided Communities.



Every continent in the world is impacted by the corona virus pandemic. In St. Louis, we’re supporting communities to help us sustain each another.

Grant Partners

Grant Partners

Our grants spark collaborative relationships by
funding organizations serving the most vulnerable in our city.

Our Priorities

At the heart of the foundation, we value efforts to advance equity, opportunity, & human dignity. These efforts often address the following topics, though Racial Equity is the overarching, all-encompassing priority for each organization or project we fund.

Our Impact on the St. Louis Community

Funding neighborhood work fosters systemic change by addressing the root causes of poverty and oppression. It fosters the confidence within individuals to dream while simultaneously creating access to the tools and resources needed to achieve those dreams.