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:

CLC hosts conversation on: How do we, as Catholic Leaders, lead through the sex abuse scandal?

On August 19, 2019, IWF’s Catholic Leadership Collaborative hosted approximately 30 leaders from St. Louis Catholic parishes, institutions, organizations, and Archdiocesan Offices gathered at Incarnate Word Academy in Bel Nor to address the question: How do we, as Catholic Leaders, lead through the sex abuse scandal?” Patrick and Sue Lauber Fleming, psychotherapists who have worked…


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…


Catholic Leadership Collaborative welcomes Kerry Robinson

“Collaboration is a key ingredient to the most effective and creative ministries. Across the whole of my life I’ve seen that. The importance of baptism and its rights and responsibilities, that is the tie that binds us.” – Kerry Robinson IWF’s Catholic Leadership Collaborative initiative seeks to support and enhance the work of Catholic lay…


Where two or three gather

“Networking” is a tired cliché that describes an essential though often-avoided part of organizational life. Among those involved in nonprofit or ministerial work, networking may result in stretching already scarce resources wider to serve a cause. Not to mention the personal toll on time and energy that such gatherings can take. We may find refuge…


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



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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.