News & Updates Archive
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IWF supports a St. Louis-based program with global impact
Every continent in the world is impacted by the corona virus pandemic. In St. Louis, remarkable crossroads between communities are emerging in the call to help sustain each another. Through their grant to Forai, the Incarnate Word Foundation is supporting a powerful connection that spans the globe. “We started Forai in 2009 to serve the…
Access to testing, health services for unhoused people in the City of St. Louis co-funded by IWF
The corona virus crisis has exacerbated long-running issues for people living in poverty in the St. Louis area and across the country. Shelters are forced to turn people away due to social distancing measures. Tent encampments have sprung up in the City of St. Louis. This disenfranchisement has made access to virus testing and essential…
COVID-19 and STL Kids: A Virtual Forum
Dear Colleagues, The Incarnate Word Foundation is partnering with the Deaconess Foundation to sponsor a public forum for parents, community leaders and stakeholders to discuss the impact of and available resources for COVID-19 for St. Louis’s children. In order to log on and bring questions to this Virtual Forum tomorrow, Friday, March 20th at 10:00…
IWF convenes Missouri funders to discuss the Effects of Missouri Budget & Policy on Children & Families
In Fall 2019, Incarnate Word Foundation convened Missouri funders who invest in child-serving agencies to discuss the “Effects of Missouri Budget & Policy on Children & Families.” Mike Fitzgerald of the Incarnate Word Foundation welcomed attendees (above) to the event, hosted in Columbia, Missouri. Summary The Honorable Kip Kendrick, Missouri State Representative, welcomed participants and…
St. Louis Catholic Youth Summit explores Social Media: You Did What?!
Here’s the problem with bullying. When we hear a kid yelling somebody and calling somebody a name repeatedly, we can document that. When we see somebody physically fighting in a hallway or on a bus or on school grounds, we can see that happen. The part that we don’t see happen is the rumors behind…
IWF co-sponsors A Candid Conversation with Brittany Packnett
A Candid Conversation with Brittany Packnett took place on June 13, 2019 at the Ethical Society of St. Louis. Ms. Packnett’s extensive background, and her perspective as a St. Louis native, alum of Washington University, and member of the Ferguson Commission brought insight, challenges and encouragement to the attendees. The conversation, hosted by Women’s Voices…
IWF-funded study leads to St. Louis period poverty initiatives
Period Poverty Initiatives Address Long-Needed St. Louis Area Issues A global health issue is being addressed in a very local way, beginning with the work of SLU professor Anne Kuhlmann and a study funded by Incarnate Word Foundation. Dr. Kuhlmann examined how low-income people with periods in the St. Louis area get hygiene supplies and…
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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.
Our grants spark collaborative relationships by
funding organizations serving the most vulnerable in our city.
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.