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:

Students “Scratch” Their Way to Lucrative Career Opportunities

Middle school students playing video games is hardly news. But when the students are playing games they’ve built from “Scratch,” the story takes a turn. The students in question attend Compton-Drew Middle School in the Dogtown neighborhood of St. Louis and are participating in a computer coding class. The class was developed by Bill Stanard,…


Essay Contest Rules Due out in August

Plans for the 5th annual “Stories of Our St. Louis Sisters” Essay Contest are taking shape. The contest, sponsored by the Incarnate Word Foundation and supported by the Catholic Education Center, is a way to acknowledge the important roles these women religious have played and continue to play in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Under…


Berges Innovation Center Opens at Marian Middle School

[iwfquote align=”right”]The spirit of IWF is imbedded in us.[/iwfquote] Faculty, staff, students and benefactors of Marian Middle School gathered at the school May 17 to witness the blessing and ribbon-cutting of the Berges Family Innovation Center. The center is a total renovation of the school’s lower level and includes a STEM lab and a “Maker”…


Prayer for 2017

Jesus, Word Incarnate, You are our Companion at all times. Even in those times when we are not aware of Your presence, You journey with us. Help us trust that this is so. Help us recognize You in the many ways You reveal Yourself to us. We invite You to stay with us until our…


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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.