Dana Brown Charitable Trust Grant

Dana Brown Charitable Trust

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Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $50,000

Next anticipated deadline: Feb 15, 2019 8:00pm PST (Letter of inquiry)

Later anticipated deadlines: May 15, 2019 8:00pm PDT (Full proposal), Aug 15, 2019 8:00pm PDT (Letter of inquiry), Nov 15, 2019 8:00pm PST (Full proposal)

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Training / Capacity Building, Capital Project, General Operating Expense, Applied Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Counties in Illinois: Bond County, Calhoun County, Clinton County, Jersey County, Macoupin County Expand all

Location of residency: Counties in Illinois: Bond County, Calhoun County, Clinton County, Jersey County, Macoupin County Expand all

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Overview:

Since 1994, we’ve been on an adventure with the St. Louis community: a shared journey towards a common goal. When we make grants, we’re going on an expedition to see what we can really accomplish, together.

The outcome of our adventure is opportunity, the chance to have a strong positive impact on those who are least capable of helping themselves: children and animals.

We believe positive change takes courage and ambition. Our grant recipients embrace their desire to have a strong positive impact on society. We are honored to walk alongside these organizations as they seize possibilities, turn them into outcomes, and pioneer for a better St. Louis.

The primary purpose of the Dana Brown Charitable Trust is to provide for the health, education and welfare of underprivileged/economically disadvantaged children in the St. Louis, Missouri metropolitan area and the health & welfare of animals in the St. Louis, Missouri Metropolitan area. Below are some highlights of the outstanding positive impact achieved by organizations we’ve had the privilege of funding.

Childrens' Needs

The health, education, and welfare of children were of considerable importance to Dana Brown. Throughout his adult life he sought to alleviate the suffering of disadvantaged youngsters and enhance all children’s opportunities for productive, wholesome, and creative lives. These goals remain a primary focus of The Dana Brown Charitable Trust as we provide grants to organizations who benefit children in the St. Louis Metropolitan region.

St. Louis

St. Louis is a city with a rich history and bright future. Most of Dana Brown’s lifetime philanthropic efforts were centered in his beloved St. Louis. Therefore, we proudly limit The Dana Brown Charitable Trust’s grants to the Greater St. Louis metro area. Together, St. Louis’ nonprofit community and The Dana Brown Charitable Trust are creating a positive and tangible impact on the people, places, and animals around us.

Culture and Zoology

Throughout his lifetime, Dana Brown infamously shared his world-travels with the St. Louis community through broadcast television and Safari Coffee commercials. It was Dana’s belief that exposure to the beauty of nature, other cultures, and wild animals was deeply enriching to the lives of his fellow St. Louisans. The Dana Brown Charitable Trust continues this tradition by providing grants to organizations focused on protecting and promoting the health and welfare of animals in the St. Louis Metropolitan region.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Your funding request must directly positively impact the health, education, and welfare of underprivileged/economically disadvantaged children or the health and welfare of animals.
  • Your funding request must be allocated for organizations in the St. Louis, Missouri – Illinois Metro Area
    • In Missouri: St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Jefferson County, Lincoln County, Warren County, Franklin County, and Washington County
    • In Illinois: Madison County, Monroe County, St. Clair County, Calhoun County, Jersey County, Clinton County, Macoupin County, and Bond County
  • The Dana Brown Charitable Trust is focused on high-impact, low-risk funding and places high importance on those organizations that work collaboratively with other nonprofits.

Ineligibility:

  • Grants are never awarded to/for:
    • 509(a)(3) supporting organizations or private foundations
    • events or sponsorships
    • individuals
    • feasibility studies
  • Grants are awarded for the following, but not as a general rule: 
    • multi-year grants
    • endowments