Tilles Fund Grant

Tilles Foundation

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program, Capital Project

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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The Tilles Foundation is committed to improving the Greater St. Louis Region through innovative charitable investments in leading-edge organizations serving:

  • Children with developmental, intellectual and physical disabilities
  • K-16 Education

The Tilles Foundation makes approximately $700,000 in grants per year. The Foundation is managed by The Board of Trustees which meets at least 4 times a year.

Giving Strategy

Every grant relationship begins with listening and learning on our part. We look to our non-profit partners as experts in their fields, and we consider whether we can make a meaningful difference as a community partner.

We look for proven community leaders—with measurable outcomes, using best practices. We’re interested in learning about how non-profit organizations are making a true impact on the children of St. Louis, and what innovative ideas non-profit leaders have for the future.

The Foundation funds project, program and capital requests. We don't restrict our donations to a certain funding type—rather, we are looking to find the best way to help the St. Louis community.

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



  • Examples of areas the foundation does not fund:
    • Direct donations or grants to individuals 
    • For-profit entities
    • Organizations outside of our funding area
    • Fund-raising dinners, advertising or other benefits
    • Endowment projects
    • Political campaigns, candidates and legislative lobbying efforts
    • Projects that exclusively serve religious purposes
    • Tuition reimbursement
  • We do not make grants outside our funding priorities.
  • In keeping with our charter, we do not provide funding to individuals.