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The Dana Brown Charitable Trust welcomes grant applications from any 501(c)(3) organization that provides for the health, education, and welfare of disadvantaged children and the health and welfare of animals in the St. Louis Metro area. The detailed process, along with links to additional rules and guidelines for our grant applicants are outlined below. Also contained on this page is the first step in joining The Dana Brown Charitable Trust as we pioneer for a better St. Louis, our Letter of Intent form. 

Positive change takes courage and ambition. We look forward to receiving your Letter of Intent form and learning more about your desire to have a strong positive impact on our community.

Dana Brown Charitable Trust Grant Application

Step One

Determine Eligibility

Determine your eligibility to apply. Review the Recipient Gallery, FAQs, & Grants page to identify if your grant request would be a good fit for The Dana Brown Charitable Trust.

Step Two

Complete Letter of Intent

Complete our Letter of Intent form below. Letters of Intent are due on February 15th for our Spring grant cycle and August 15th for our Fall grant cycle.

Step Three

Letter of Intent Review

The Grantmaking Committee will review your Letter of Intent form within two months of the grant cycle’s respective LOI deadline. In the event the Committee is interested in pursuing your request, you will receive an invitation to apply for the upcoming grant cycle. The invitation will include detailed instructions about how and where to apply.

Step Four

Complete Grant Application

If invited, you will be provided a private link to the complete Grant Application. If you are to be considered at our Spring Committee Review Meeting, your grant application must be completed no later than May 15th to be reviewed at our June meeting. If you are to be considered at our Fall Committee Review Meeting, your grant application must be completed no later than November 15th to be reviewed at our December meeting.

Step Five

Award Notification

Decisions on grants are made by the Grantmaking Committee of The Dana Brown Charitable Trust. You will be notified whether or not you were awarded a grant from The Dana Brown Charitable Trust and in what amount.

Step Six

Submit Progress Report

If you are a grant recipient, you will be expected to submit a end-of-year Progress Report detailing your financial accountings regarding accomplishment of purpose within 10 months of the initial notice you’ve been awarded a grant. Deadlines for progress reports are as follows:

  • If you received a grant during our Spring grant cycle, your progress report is due by April 15th.
  • If you received a grant during our Fall grant cycle your progress report is due October 15th.

Interim reports and financial accounting will also be required for multi-year projects.

If you are having any issues with your submission, please contact Carol Eaves at 314-505-8204.

Letter Of Intent Form

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