The WFSTL has a two-part application process, with one funding cycle in 2024.  All grant materials must be submitted through email only.

We ask first-time applicants to the Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis to email foundation staff at [email protected] to explore the project’s funding potential before submitting a Letter of Intent. 


Organizations must submit a Letter of Intent (maximum two pages) submitted on organizational letterhead, signed by an organizational leader, and provide detail on how their proposed program meets WFSTL’s areas of focus for 2024, including:

  • Organizational contact name and contact information

  • A statement of the identified need you are addressing

  • A high-level overview of the grant funded program activities

  • A summary of intended outcomes for the grant-funded program

  • Why you believe you are the best organization to carry out this program

  • A high-level description of the total project budget and total amount you will request from WFSTL (The grant period for which funding is being requested should not start prior to June 2024.)

LOI deadline is March 29, 2024. Applicants will be notified by April 26, 2024 if they are invited to submit a full proposal and will receive application details at that time.


Full Proposal and all Necessary Attachments (by invitation only) due May 24, 2024 by 5:00 pm  CST (submitted electronically to [email protected])

If the Letter of Intent is found to be promising, the organization will be invited to submit the Full Proposal, with grant awards made in September 2024.

  • The WFSTL uses the Missouri Common Grant Application 2.0 for those invited to submit a full proposal.

  • All questions must be answered and all necessary attachments received for a full proposal to be considered.

  • Submission of Part Two does not guarantee that a grant request will be funded.

2023 Grant Recipients

MICA Project

Parents United for Change/Community Organizing and Family Issues 

Responsibilities of Grant Recipients

Grants shall be used solely for the purposes and for the period of time outlined in the proposal, unless the Grantee has received prior permission from the WFSTL. Grantees are required to submit a complete impact and financial report at the conclusion of the grant period. WFSTL Grant Report TEMPLATE

Questions? Please email [email protected] with questions about the process