Thanks to everyone who cast a vote in our grant selection. The 2018 winners of $35,500 each are LCMS Housing Authority and The Little Bit Foundation. As in the past, these grants will be paid out over a two year period.
LCMS has strong neighborhood support in their effort to build a pocket playground near the new homes they are building in College Hill and our grant will give them the final financial piece of their plan.
The Little Bit Foundation has forged a partnership over the years with Bryan Hill Elementary School and the school principal, Dr. Sarah Briscoe. Our grant will allow them to expand their existing services by adding an in school therapist for the children. This will be a welcome addition to the support system in place to deal with the stress and trauma that can’t help but interfere with learning.
Please join us for the check presentation this Friday, June 8 at 10:00.
At the College Hill Garden of Courage
Behind the large gray Humanitri building at the corner of Grand and Blair.
Watch the following video to learn more about the new lavender farm in College Hill!
Women on Mission Saint Louis is currently accepting grant requests for the 2018 year. It is with God’s blessing that we are excited to announce that for the fourth year, two grants will be awarded. Each grant will be in the amount of $35,500*. The deadline for submission is March 31st, 2018. For information on submission guidelines, please see the grant information page.
*Grant submissions for amounts other than $35,500 will not be reviewed. The 2018 grants will be awarded to two separate agencies; one agency may not receive both grants.
Women on Mission is blessed to announce this year’s two grant recipients, each receiving $42,500 over the next two years for their work in College Hill. We are excited to see how Humanitri and Connections to Success work to lift up the residents of College Hill in the coming years!
Pictures from Grace Hill Settlement House and their Bryan Hill Family Support Program!
Women on Mission Saint Louis is currently accepting grant requests for the 2017 year. It is with God’s blessing that we are excited to announce that for the third year, two grants will be awarded. Each grant will be in the amount of $41,500*. The deadline for submission is March 31st, 2017. For information on submission guidelines, please see the grant information page.
*Grant submissions for amounts other than $41,500 will not be reviewed. The 2017 grants will be awarded to two separate agencies; one agency may not receive both grants.
LCMS Lutheran Housing Support was one of two recipients for the Women on Mission’s 2015 grant. They have been focused on the reduction of violent crime through increased security measures throughout the community, which will assist police in catching criminals, deter crime and support officer safety in the neighborhood.
We are happy to pass along the latest update from Fred Kimbrough, Director of Projects at Lending at LCMS Lutheran Housing Support…
“I am happy to report for the year ending in 2016 there were no homicides in the College Hill Neighborhood. Crime statistics from the
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department illustrating December 2015 to December 2016 show a 100% decrease in total homicides.
We thank God and give him the glory for creating this turn around. In 2016, overall property crime was down nineteen percent (19%)
and total crime decreased by fifteen percent (15%). Finally it has been communicated to us by several police officers, who work
in College Hill, that we have gone from worst to first with respect to the improvement in crime within St. Louis City’s 6th Police District.”
Women on Mission is happy to announce this year’s two 2016 grant recipients… Eye Care Center Charity of Mid-America and Grace Hill Settlement House. Here is a video of the check presentation at the Garden of Courage in College Hill!