Recipient Gallery

Recipients Gallery

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.

The below organizations voluntarily provided grant outcomes to be highlighted in our recipients gallery. They represent a sampling of the amazing organizations we’ve funded since 1994 with a more complete list offered farther below. Being showcased on The Dana Brown Charitable Trust website is not a guarantee of future funding nor is it intended to discourage or exclude future funding requests.

Aim High

Providing the academic resources and inclusive community that allow motivated ...

Beyond Housing

Helping entire communities become better places to live. ...

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri

Building trusting and enduring relationships that encourage and support young people. ...

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois


Boys and Girls Club of Greater St. Louis

Dana Brown Charitable Trust (DBCT) and the Boys & Girls ...

Central Institute for the Deaf

Teaching children who are deaf and hard of hearing to listen ...

CHAMP Assistance Dogs

Improving and enhancing life skills and promoting companionship through the ...

Children’s Hospital

One of the premier children's hospitals in the United States ...

City Academy

Transforming children, families, and our community through exceptional education and ...


Enriching lives and building community through the arts. ...

Endangered Wolf Center

Preserving and protecting Mexican wolves, red wolves and other wild ...

Forest Park Forever

Working in partnership with the City of St. Louis to restore ...

Home Works

The Teacher Home Visit Program partners families and teachers for ...

Jewish Family & Children’s Services

Inspired by the Jewish tradition to make the world a ...


Empowering children in need to succeed in school by providing ...

KIPP St. Louis

Serving as a catalyst for education reform by establishing and ...

Lift for Life Academy

Educate. Empower. Uplift. ...

Little Bit

Helping disadvantaged school children by creating a positive impact for ...

Loyola Academy

A Jesuit middle school for boys who have the potential for ...

Magic House

St. Louis Children's Museum engaging all children with hands-on learning ...

Mathews-Dickey Boys & Girls Club

Producing physically active, well-educated and hopeful youth with families at ...

Nine Network

Igniting the spirit of possibility in our region, the Nine ...

Operation Food Search

Nourishing and educating our neighbors in need to heal the ...

Our Little Haven

The nurturing place for young children in the St. Louis ...

Ranken Jordan

Considering the children first in all we do. In service ...

Ranken Technical College

A private, not-for-profit, degree-granting institution of higher learning whose primary ...

Ready Readers

Inspiring preschool-age children from low-income communities to become readers by reading ...

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Providing a home-away-from-home for families of seriously ill children. ...

Saint Louis Zoo

Conserving animals and their habitats through animal management, research, recreation ...

Shaw Nature Reserve, a division of the Missouri Botanical Garden


St. Louis Area Foodbank

Children need nourishment of mind, body, and spirit in order ...

STL Youth Jobs

Bridging the divide between our region’s youth and the growing ...


Advocating for abused and neglected children and youth in St. ...

  • American Red Cross
  • Angels' Arms
  • Animal Protective Association of Missouri
  • Annie Malone Children & Family Services
  • Annie's Hope
  • ANNONYArts
  • Archdiocese of St. Louis
  • Archs
  • Art Access, Inc.
  • Art Saint Louis
  • Arts and Education Council
  • Assistance League of St. Louis
  • Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Saint Louis
  • Atlas Youth Outreach
  • Audubon Center at Riverlands / National Audubon Society
  • Better Family Life, Inc.
  • Beverly Farm Foundation
  • Beyond Housing
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois
  • Black Cat Theatre (Off the Cuff Productions)
  • Books for Newborns
  • Boone Center, Inc.
  • Boy Scouts of America -Okaw Valley Council (Belleville, IL)
  • Boys & Girls Club of Alton, Inc.
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County
  • Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis
  • Brain Injury Association of Missouri
  • Broken But Not Shattered Ministries
  • Burns Recovered Support Group
  • Call for Help, Inc. (East St. Louis, IL)
  • Campbell House Museum
  • Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis
  • Cardinal Glennon Children's Foundation
  • Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School
  • Care and Counseling
  • Caring for Kids
  • Carondelet Community Betterment Federation, Inc.
  • Casa de Salud
  • CASA of Jefferson County
  • CASA of South Central Illinois
  • CASA of Southwestern Illinois
  • CASA of St. Louis
  • Catholic Charities of St. Louis
  • Catholic Urban Programs
  • Center for Animal Rescue and Enrichment of St. Louis (CARE STL)
  • Center for Autism Education
  • Center for Head Injury Services dba The Center for Specialized Services
  • Center for Hearing & Speech
  • Central Catholic St. Nicholas School & Academy
  • Central Institute for the Deaf
  • CHADS Coalition for Mental Health
  • CHAMP Assistance Dogs
  • CharacterPlus
  • Child Day Care Association DBA United 4 Children
  • Childhaven
  • Children's Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis (UMSL)
  • Children's Home & Aid Society of Illinois (Brightpoint Southern Regional Office)
  • Children's Home Society of Missouri dba FamilyForward
  • Christian Activity Center, Inc.(East St. Louis)
  • Churchill Center & School for Learning Disabilities
  • Circle of Concern
  • Circus Flora, Inc.
  • Circus Harmony
  • Citizens for Missouri's Children
  • City Academy
  • City Garden Montessori School
  • City Greens Market
  • City Museum (Missouri Development Finance Board)
  • Civil Pictures, Inc.
  • Civitas Associates
  • Coaltion for Animal Rescue & Education (CARE)
  • COCA - Center of Creative Arts
  • College Summit - St. Louis
  • Community Living Inc
  • Community Performance Ensemble
  • Compass Health, Inc. (d/b/a Crider Health Center)
  • Concordia Middle School
  • Confident Kid Dental Charity
  • Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
  • Coordinated Youth & Human Services
  • Cornerstone Center for Early Learning
  • Council for Extended Care
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Jefferson County
  • Covenant House Missouri
  • Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design
  • Criminal justice Ministry
  • Crossroads School
  • Cultural Leadership
  • CyberUp
  • Dance St. Louis
  • Danforth Plant Science Center
  • De La Salle Middle School
  • De La Salle, Inc.
  • Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments
  • Divine Nest
  • Dogs for our Brave
  • Doorways
  • Down Syndrome Association of GSTL
  • Downtown Children's Center
  • Dream For A Day
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Duo Dogs, Inc.
  • Eagle's Wings
  • EarthDance
  • East St. Louis Children's Foundation
  • Easterseals Midwest
  • Educare Learning Center, Inc.
  • Educational Multimedia Company
  • Edwardsville Children's Museum
  • Edwardsville Community Foundation
  • Elevate St. Louis
  • Employment Connection
  • Endangered Wolf Center
  • Episcopal City Mission (ECM)
  • Epworth Children & Family Services
  • Equine-Assisted Therapy
  • Eugene Field House & St. Louis Toy Museum
  • Every Child's Hope
  • Eye Thrive
  • Faith House
  • Faithful Friends-St. Louis
  • Fathers & Families Support Center
  • Five Acres Animal Shelter
  • Flance Early Learning Center
  • FOCUS St. Louis
  • Fontbonne University
  • Food Outreach
  • Forest Park Forever
  • Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition
  • Foster Together
  • Franklin County Humane Society of Missouri
  • Friends of Hawthorn Children's Psychiatric Hospital Auxiliary
  • Friends of Kids with Cancer
  • Friends of the Academies d/b/a Access Academies
  • Gateway Alliance Against Human Trafficking
  • Gateway Area Chapter - National Sclerosis Society (formerly National Multiple Sclerosis Society - St. Louis)
  • Gateway Hemophila Association (formerly Hemophilia Aids Center (St. Louis Community Fdtn)
  • Gateway Pet Guardians
  • Gateway Science Academy of St. Louis
  • Gateway Search Dogs
  • Gene Slay's Girls and Boys Club of St. Louis
  • Gentlemen of Vision Rites of Passage Inc
  • German Saint Vincent Orphan Association
  • Giant Steps of St. Louis
  • Gifted Resource Council
  • Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri
  • Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois
  • Girls in the Know
  • Girls Inc. of St. Louis
  • Girls on The Run St. Louis
  • Give Kids A Smile
  • Good Samaritan Service Center for the Homeless
  • Good Shepherd Children & Family Services
  • Got Your Six Support Dogs
  • Grace Hill Settlement House
  • Grace's Place, Inc.
  • Grand Center Inc.
  • Great Circle
  • Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • Greater St. Louis Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Guardian Angel Settlement Association
  • Guide Dogs of America
  • Habitat for Humanity St. Louis
  • Haven of Grace
  • HavenHouse St. Louis
  • Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls (Permanently closed)
  • Health Care for Kids (d/b/a Health & Dental Care for Kids)
  • Health Protection and Education Service
  • HEC - TV
  • Help 4 Transplant Kids Foundation
  • Helping Hand Me Downs
  • Home Sweet Home
  • HOME WORKS! The Teacher Home Visit Program
  • Hope Creates
  • Hope Happens, Inc.
  • Hope Unlimited, Inc
  • Human Support Services
  • Humane Society of Missouri
  • Humane Society of Monroe County, IL dba Helping Strays of Monroe County
  • Humanitri
  • IFM Community Medicine
  • Immigrant Home English Learning Program
  • Infant Loss Resources
  • INOBTR (I Know Better)
  • Interfaith Housing Help
  • International Institute of Metropolitan St. Louis (DBA: International Institute of St. Louis)
  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation
  • Jamison Memorial (The - ECME Church)
  • Jazz St. Louis
  • Jewish Family Services of St. Louis (JFS)
  • Jewish Federation of St. Louis
  • Joe's Place Corporation
  • Join Hands ESL, Inc.
  • Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis
  • Keyway Center for Diversion & Reentry; formerly Center for Women in Transition
  • KFOU Radio/Classic 99 - Lutheran Church MO Synod
  • Kids In The Middle
  • Kids Vision for Life St. Louis (Program of Area Resources for Community and Human Services)
  • KidSmart
  • Kidzlink (formerly Zink the Zebra)
  • KIPP St. Louis Public Schools
  • La Clinica
  • Laumeier Sculpture Park
  • Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
  • Lemay Child and Family Center
  • LifeBridge Partnership
  • Lifesaving Foundation (St. Louis Fire Department Lifesaving Fdtn)
  • LifeWise StL(formerly Kingdom House)
  • Lift For Life Academy
  • Lift For Life Gym
  • Literacy Council of Greater St. Louis
  • LitShop
  • LOGOS School
  • Lord's Light Scholarship Fund
  • Loyola Academy of St. Louis
  • Lutheran Elementary School Assoc.
  • Lutheran Family and Children's Services of Missouri
  • Lydia's House, Inc.
  • Make-A-Wish Missouri & Kansas
  • Marian Middle School
  • Marygrove
  • Maryville University of St. Louis
  • Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri
  • Mentor St. Louis Inc
  • Mentors In Motion
  • Mercy Foundation for Health Innovation (dba) Mercy Health Foundation
  • MERS Missouri Goodwill Industries
  • Metro East Humane Society
  • Metro Theater Company
  • Metropolitan School
  • Midtown Community Services
  • Miriam School
  • Mission K.I.T.M.A.S.
  • Mission: St. Louis
  • Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation
  • Missouri Families for Effective Autism Treatment (MO-FEAT)
  • Missouri Historical Society
  • Missouri Wildlife Rescue Center
  • Moog Center for Deaf Education
  • The Muny
  • NAMI St. Louis
  • National Blues Museum
  • National Council of Jewish Women - St. Louis
  • New City School
  • Nine Network, formerly St. Louis Regional Public Media
  • North Side Community School
  • Northside Youth And Senior Service Center
  • Nurses for Newborns
  • Old North Saint Louis Restoration Group
  • Open Door Animal Sanctuary
  • Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
  • Operation Brightside
  • Operation Food Search
  • Optometry Cares - The AOA Foundation
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Our Lady's Inn
  • Our Little Haven
  • Paraquad
  • Parents as Teachers National Center
  • Partnership for Youth dba AmeriCorps
  • Peace for Kids
  • Penuel, Inc. dba Camp Penuel
  • Philanthropy Missouri
  • PHL, Inc. (Public High League)
  • Pianos for People
  • Planned Parenthood STL and SWMO
  • Pony Bird
  • Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services
  • PreventEd
  • Prison Performing Arts
  • Progressive Youth Connection
  • Prosperity Connection
  • Provident, Inc.
  • R&R Ranch Miniature Horse Sanctuary Foundation
  • Rainbows for Kids
  • Randy's Rescue Ranch
  • Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital
  • Ranken Technical College
  • Reading is Fundamental
  • Ready Readers
  • Regional Cultural & Performing Arts Development Commission d/b/a Regional Arts Commission
  • Regional Housing and Community Development Alliance
  • Repertory Theatre of St. Louis
  • Restore St. Louis - Harambee Youth Training Corporation
  • Ride On St. Louis
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis
  • Room at the Inn
  • Rotary Skyway Farm Foundation
  • Safari Club Int'l (St. Louis Chapter)
  • Safe Connections
  • Saint Anthony's Health Center (Alton, IL)
  • Saint Louis Crisis Nursery
  • Saint Louis Psychoanalytic Institute
  • Saint Louis Science Center Foundation
  • Saint Louis University
  • Saint Louis Zoo Association
  • Santa's Helpers
  • Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis
  • Science Coach Inc.
  • Shaw Nature Reserve
  • Shearwater Education Foundation
  • Shelter the Children
  • Sherwood Forest
  • Shiloh Adult and Children's Basic Educational Center
  • Shriner's Children's St. Louis (formerly Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children)
  • Shut It Down: The Community Partnership for Racial Equity
  • Sisters of St. Joseph
  • Skinker Debaliviere Community Council
  • Small World Adoption Foundation
  • SNIP Alliance
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul Archdiocesan Council of St. Louis
  • Sonlight Family Center Corporation
  • Soulard School - Soulard Education Center
  • Southern IL University - Edwardsville (SIUE)
  • SouthSide Early Childhood Center
  • Special Children, Inc. (Belleville, IL)
  • Special Education Foundation
  • Special Olympics Missouri
  • Springboard to Learning
  • SPROG, Inc. (DBA Horizons St. Louis)
  • SSM Hospice & Home Care Foundation
  • St Joseph Institute for the Deaf
  • St Louis Black Repertory Company
  • St. Anthony's Medical Center/St. Anthony's Charitable Foundation (formerly Unity Health Hospice House)
  • St. Charles City-County Library Foundation
  • St. Elizabeth Academy(school closed at end of the 2013 school year)
  • St. Frances Cabrini Academy
  • St. Francis Community Services
  • St. Francis Xavier College Church Outreach Program
  • St. Joseph School - Freeburg, IL
  • St. Louis Academy for Children
  • St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station Foundation
  • St. Louis ARC
  • St. Louis ARC (formerly known as St. Charles County Assoc. for Retarded Citizens D/B/A Family Support Services
  • St. Louis Area Diaper Bank
  • St. Louis Area Foodbank
  • St. Louis Area Women Religious Collaborative Ministries(English Tutoring Project)
  • St. Louis Art Museum Foundation
  • St. Louis ArtWorks
  • St. Louis Association of Community Organization
  • St. Louis Audubon Society
  • St. Louis Children's Hospital Foundation
  • St. Louis Civic Tech and Data Collaborative
  • St. Louis Classical Guitar
  • St. Louis Community Foundation (St. Louis Graduates)
  • St. Louis County Library Foundation
  • St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program, Inc. dba St. Louis HELP
  • St. Louis Internship Program,SLIP (associated with Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis )
  • St. Louis Jewish Community Center
  • St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum
  • St. Louis Language Immersion School
  • St. Louis Learning Disabilities Association
  • St. Louis Metropolitan Spay Neuter and Wellness Clinic DBA Carol House Quick Fix Pet Clinic
  • St. Louis Public Library Foundation
  • St. Louis Public Radio / University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • St. Louis Public Schools Foundation
  • St. Louis Shakespeare Festival
  • St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
  • St. Louis the King School at the Cathedral
  • St. Louis University High
  • St. Louis Urban Debate League
  • St. Luke's Episcopal Presbyterian Hospital
  • St. Martha's Hall
  • St. Martin's Child Center
  • St. Mary's Health Center Foundation
  • St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic Church
  • St. Patrick's Center
  • St. Stephens Episcopal Church
  • STAGES St. Louis
  • Starkloff Disability Institute
  • Stella Maris Child Center
  • STL Youth Jobs
  • Stray Rescue of St. Louis
  • Strength & Honor Mentoring and Tutoring (SAH)
  • Strong Tower Ranch
  • Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Service
  • Summit Leadership Initiative
  • Sunnyhill Inc.
  • Synapsory
  • Talking Tapes - Textbooks on Tape
  • Teach For America St. Louis
  • Team Activities for Special Kids (TASK)
  • The Arch Community School
  • The Backstoppers, Inc.
  • The Biome School
  • The Buddy Fund
  • The Covering House
  • The Curators of the University of Missouri Special Trust dba The University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • The Dental Health Theatre dba HealthWorks! Kids' Museum St. Louis
  • The Little Bit Foundation
  • The Lupus Foundation Heartland Chapter (Formerly known as Missouri Chapter the Lupus Foundation of America)
  • The Macoupin Art Collective
  • The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum
  • The National Children's Cancer Society
  • The National Museum of Transportation
  • The Oasis Institute
  • The Salvation Army Midland Division
  • The Sheldon Arts Foundation
  • The SoulFisher Ministries
  • The St. Louis Children's Choirs
  • The Women's Safe House
  • Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation
  • Tower Grove Park Foundation
  • Trailnet, Inc.
  • TREE House of Greater St. Louis
  • TreeHouse Wildlife Center
  • Turn the Page STL
  • Twin Rivers Worship Center
  • UCP Heartland
  • United Services for the Handicapped
  • University City Children's Center
  • University of Missouri - St. Louis
  • Unleashing Potential
  • Unlimited Play
  • Urban Harvest STL
  • Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • UrbanReachSTL, Inc.
  • Urban Sprouts Child Development Center
  • Urban Strategies, Inc.
  • Vanderschimdt School
  • Variety the Children's Charity of St. Louis
  • Village Academy (The) PERMANENTLY CLOSED
  • Vincent Gray Academy
  • Vision for Children at Risk
  • Wags & Whiskers
  • Walker Scottish Rite Clinic for Childhood Language Disoders of St. Louis, Inc.
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Webster University
  • Wentzville School District Foundation
  • West End Community Center
  • West Virginia Education Association - Burnsville Elementary School (Braxton County Board of Education)
  • Whole Kids Outreach In Ellington, MO
  • WIld Bird Rehabilitation
  • Wings of Hope
  • World Bird Sanctuary
  • Worldways Children's Museum
  • Wyman Center, Inc.
  • YMCA of Southwest Illinois (Belleville, IL)
  • YMCA of the Ozarks
  • YMCA, The Gateway Region
  • Youth and Family Center
  • Youth Arts & Technology Center (PERMANTELY CLOSED)
  • Youth In Need
  • YouthBridge Community Foundation, Fiscal Agent for Missouri Collaborative Against Human Trafficking
  • YWCA Metro St. Louis
  • YWCA of the Metro East dba YWCA of Alton