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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:

IWF calls for prayers and solidarity to end violence and racism

Incarnate Word Foundation stands with the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, our founding Congregation, and with Catholic leaders throughout our country to decry personal and systemic racism. Our mission is “to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Word.” We are founded on the belief that God is present and alive in every…


Race for Reconciliation

The Race For Reconciliation at Tower Grove Park took off on Saturday, September 30.  This was the second annual race sponsored by St. Louis Reconciliation Network (STLRN), RECON Community Partner.  The Mission of STLRN is “to heal the broken race relations of the St. Louis region by harnessing the potential collective power of its diverse…


Confronting the Sin of Racism

Most Reverend George V. Murry, S.J., Bishop of Youngstown, Ohio, and chairman of the USCCB Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism, was scheduled to deliver a special presentation in St. Louis on March 22, 2018 entitled: ‘The Church as a Consistent Voice to Eradicate Racism.’ He was unable to attend, due to health concerns. The Diocese…


St. Louis Catholics Called To Reconciliation and Healing

On August 17, 2018, the Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis, hosted a Listening Session at the Richard Al Chaifetz School of Business at St. Louis University. “Listening, Learning, Leaning on God: Stories of Brokenness with a Call to Reconciliation and Change,” marked the first of many such sessions planed for Catholic…


Nicole Hudson on “Visioning Equity: Writing the Story of an Equitable St. Louis” RECON’s Summer 2018 Event

Nicole Hudson, Deputy Mayor for Racial Equity and Priority Initiatives for the City of St. Louis, addressed the June 13, 2018 RECON event with her thoughts on Visioning Equity: Writing the Story of an Equitable St. Louis. Her remarks began with a brief history of her parents’ careers, including their trailblazing academic achievements. “They did…


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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.