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. ...

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. ...


We train and connect dogs with people to cultivate positive ...

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 ...

Hawthorn School for Girls

Providing a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment that enables young ...

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 ...

STL Youth Jobs

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


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

  • Academy of Science of St. Louis
  • Accion Social Comunitaria
  • Adequate Housing for Missourians
  • The Adoption Exchange
  • AIM High
  • ALIVE, Inc.
  • Almost Home (Franciscan Sisters of Mary)
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Angels' Arms
  • Animal Protective Association of Missouri (APA)
  • Annie Malone Children and Family Service Center
  • ANNONYArts
  • Archdiocese of St. Louis
  • Archs
  • Art Access, Inc.
  • Art Saint Louis
  • Arts & Education Council
  • Assistance League® of St. Louis
  • Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America - St. Louis
  • AGC of St. Louis Education Fdtn (Construction Careers Center Charter High School)
  • Audubon Center at Riverlands (The)
  • The Backstoppers
  • Belle Children's Services of St. Louis ARC
  • Black Cat Theatre (Off the Cuff Productions)
  • "Boy Scouts of America, The Greater St. Louis Area Council"
  • "Boy Scouts of America, Okaw Valley Council (Belleville, IL)"
  • Boys & Girls Club of Alton, IL
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County (The)
  • Boys Hope/Girls Hope
  • Brain Injury Association of Missouri, Inc.
  • Braxton County Board of Education
  • The Buddy Fund
  • Burns Recovered Support Group
  • The Butterfly House
  • Call for Help, Inc. (East St. Louis, IL)
  • Camp Penuel (Penuel, Inc.)
  • Campbell House Museum
  • Cancer Support Community
  • Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital
  • Cardinal Ritter College Preparatory High School
  • Cardinals Care
  • Care and Counseling
  • Caring for Kids
  • Carondelet Community Betterment
  • Casa de Salud
  • Catholic Charities of St. Louis
  • Catholic Charities of St. Louis (St. Francis Community Service an agency of CC)
  • Catholic Charities Community Services
  • Catholic Family Services
  • Catholic Services for Children & Youth
  • Center for Autism Education
  • Center for Head Injury Services (The)
  • Center for Hearing and Speech
  • Center for Women in Transition
  • Central Catholic St. Nicholas School & Academy
  • CHARACTERplus (Council for Educational Advancement for Cooperating School Districts)
  • Child Center ~ Marygrove
  • Childgarden / Belle Children's Services of St. Louis ARC)"
  • Childhaven
  • Children's Advocacy Services
  • Children's Home & Aid Society of Illinois
  • Children's Home Society of Missouri
  • Christian Activity Center, Inc. (East St. Louis)
  • Strong Tower Ranch (Wright City, MO)
  • Churchill Center & School for Learning Disabilities
  • Circle of Concern
  • Circus Arts Foundation of Missouri (Circus Flora)
  • Circus Day Foundation
  • Citizens for Missouri's Children
  • City Garden Montessori School
  • City Museum (Missouri Development Finance Board)
  • Civil Pictures, Inc.
  • Civitas Associates
  • College Summit - St. Louis
  • Community Living, Inc.
  • Compass Health Network (d/b/a Crider Health Center)
  • Concordia Middle School
  • Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM)
  • Coordinated Youth and Human Services
  • Cornerstone Center for Early Learning
  • Council for Extended Care
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates of St. Louis County (CASA)
  • Covenant House Missouri
  • Craft Alliance
  • Crossroads School
  • Cultural Leadership
  • Dance St. Louis
  • De La Salle Middle School
  • Delta Dental Health Theatre
  • Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments
  • Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
  • Doorways - Interfaith Residence
  • Downtown Children's Center
  • Dream For A Day
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • EarthDance
  • East St. Louis Children's Foundation
  • Edgewood Children's Center
  • Educare Learning Center, Inc.
  • The Educational Multimedia Co
  • Episcopal City Mission of the Diocese of Missouri
  • Epworth Children & Family Services
  • Equine-Assisted Therapy, Inc.
  • Eugene Field House & St. Louis Toy Museum
  • Evangelical Children's Home (ECH Every Child's Hope)
  • Eye Care Charity of Mid-America
  • Faith House
  • Faithful Friends-St. Louis
  • Family Resource Center
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Five Acres Animal Shelter formerly St. Charles Humane Society
  • Flance Early Learning Center (Flance Mgmt)
  • Focus St. Louis
  • Fontbonne University
  • Food Outreach
  • Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition
  • Friends of the Academies (formerly: Access to Academies)
  • Friends of Hawthorn Children's Psychiatric Hospital Auxiliary
  • Friends of Kids with Cancer
  • Gateway Center for Giving
  • Gateway Search Dogs
  • Gene Slays Boy's Club of St. Louis
  • Giant Steps of Saint 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
  • Good Samaritan Service Center for the Homeless
  • Good Shepherd Children & Family Services
  • Good Shepherd School for Children
  • Got Your Six Support Dogs for Veterans & First Responders
  • Grace Hill Settlement House
  • Grand Center
  • Griffin Center in East St. Louis, IL (Diocese of Belleville)
  • Guardian Angel Settlement Association
  • Guide Dogs of America
  • Habitat for Humanity St. Louis
  • Harambee Youth Training Corporation
  • Haven of Grace (The)
  • HavenHouse St. Louis
  • Health Care for Kids (d/b/a Health & Dental Care for Kids)
  • Health Protection & Education Services
  • HEC - TV
  • Helping Hand-Me-Downs
  • Hemophilia Aids Center (St. Louis Community Fdtn)
  • Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Club of St. Louis, Inc.
  • Hope Happens for Neurological Disorders
  • Hope Unlimited
  • Humane Society of Missouri
  • Humanitri
  • INOBTR (I Know Better)
  • Interfaith Housing Help
  • International Institute of St. Louis
  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee Youth Center Foundation
  • The Jamison Memorial
  • Jazz At The Bistro/Jazz St. Louis
  • Jewish Community Center
  • Jewish Federation of St. Louis
  • Joe's Place,
  • Join Hands ESL, Inc.
  • Junior Achievement of Mississippi Valley, Inc.
  • KFOU Radio/Classic 99 - Lutheran Church MO Synod
  • Kidzlink
  • Kingdom House, Inc.
  • La Clinica
  • Laumeier Sculpture Park
  • Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
  • Lemay Child & Family Center
  • Let's Start, Inc.
  • LifeBridge Partnership
  • Lifesaving Foundation
  • Life Skills Foundation (Easter Seals)
  • Lift for Life Academy
  • Lift for Life Gym
  • Literacy Council of Greater St. Louis
  • Logos, Inc. (Logos School)
  • Lord's Light Scholarship Fund
  • Lutheran Elementary School Assoc.
  • Lutheran Family and Children's Services of MO
  • Lydia's House, Inc.
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Marian Hall Agencies / Good Shepherd Children & Family Services)
  • Marian Middle School
  • Maryville University of St. Louis
  • Mentor St. Louis
  • Mercy Health Foundation St. Louis
  • MERS / Missouri Goodwill Industries
  • Metro Theater Company
  • Metropolitan School
  • A Million Stars d/b/a College Bound
  • Miriam Foundation
  • Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Missouri Chapter Lupus Foundation
  • Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation
  • Missouri Families for Effective Autism Treatment (MO-FEAT)
  • Missouri Historical Society
  • Missouri Wildlife Rescue Center
  • The Moog Center for Deaf Education
  • The MUNY
  • National Children's Cancer Society
  • National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse
  • National Council of Jewish Women
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Neighborhood Houses (Board for Inner City Missions of Metro St. Louis)
  • New City School
  • Northside Community Center / Northside Youth & Senior Service Center, Inc.
  • Nurses for Newborns Foundation
  • OASIS Institute (The)
  • Old North Saint Louis Restoration Group
  • Open Door Animal Sanctuary
  • Opera Theatre Of St. Louis
  • Operation Brightside
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Our Lady's Inn
  • Paraquad
  • Parents as Teachers
  • Partnership for Youth dba AmeriCorps
  • Peace for Kids
  • Pony Bird, Inc.
  • Presbyterian Children's Homes & Services of Missouri
  • Prison Performing Arts
  • Progressive Youth Connection
  • Provident Counseling
  • PHL, Inc. (Public High League)
  • Rainbows for Kids
  • 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
  • Ride on St. Louis
  • Rotary Skyway Farm Foundation
  • Safari Club Int'l (St. Louis Chapter)
  • Saint Anthony's Health Center (Alton, IL)
  • St. Anthony's Medical Center/St. Anthony's Charitable Foundation
  • St. Charles City-County Library Foundation
  • St. Charles County Assoc. for Retarded Citizens D/B/A Family Support Services
  • St. Elizabeth Academy
  • St. Frances Cabrini Academy
  • St. Francis Xavier (College) Catholic Church
  • St. Joseph School - Freeburg, IL
  • St. Joseph's Home for Boys
  • St. Joseph's Institute for the Deaf
  • St. Luke's Episcopal Presbyterian Hospital
  • St. Louis Academy for Children
  • St. Louis Area Foodbank
  • St. Louis Area Women Religious Collaborative Ministries
  • St. Louis Art Museum
  • St. Louis ArtWorks
  • St. Louis Association of Community Organization
  • St. Louis Bereavement Center for Young People
  • St. Louis Black Repertory Company
  • St. Louis Children's Hospital
  • St. Louis Community Empowerment Foundation
  • St. Louis County Library Foundation
  • Saint Louis Crisis Nursery
  • St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program
  • St. Louis Internship Program
  • St. Louis the King School at the Cathedral
  • St. Louis Learning Disabilities Assoc.
  • St. Louis Metropolitan Spay Neuter & Wellness Clinic
  • Saint Louis Psychoanalytic Institute
  • St. Louis Public Library
  • St. Louis Public Schools Foundation
  • St. Louis Public Radio / University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • St. Louis Science Center Foundation
  • St. Louis Society / LifeBridge Partnership
  • St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
  • St. Louis Symphony Community Music School
  • Saint Louis University
  • St. Louis University High
  • St. Louis Urban Debate League
  • St. Martha's Hall
  • St. Martin's Child Center
  • St. Mary's Health Center Foundation
  • St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic Church
  • St. Patrick Center
  • St. Vincent Home For Children
  • Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Services
  • Salvation Army (The)
  • Santa's Helpers
  • Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis
  • Scottish Rite Clinic for Childhood Language Disorders
  • Shakespeare Festival St. Louis
  • Shearwater Education Foundation
  • Sheldon Arts Foundation (Sheldon Concert Hall)
  • Shelter the Children
  • Sherwood Forest Camp
  • Shiloh Adult And Children's
  • 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
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul -
  • Sonlight Family Center Corporation
  • Soulard School (The)
  • SoulFisher Ministries (The)
  • Southern IL University - Edwardsville (SIUE)
  • SouthSide Early Childhood Center
  • Special Children, Inc. (Belleville, IL)
  • Special Education Enrichment Foundation
  • Springboard to Learning & Young Audiences of St. Louis
  • SPROG, Inc.
  • SSM Hospice & Home Care Foundation
  • Stages St. Louis
  • Stella Maris Child Center
  • Stray Rescue of St. Louis
  • Summit Leadership Initiative
  • Sunnyhill
  • Talking Tapes - Textbooks on Tape
  • Teach for America
  • Team Activities for Special Kids (TASK)
  • Today And Tomorrow Educational Foundation
  • TouchPoint Autism Services / Life Skills
  • Tower Grove Park Foundation (The)
  • Trailnet, Inc.
  • Transport Museum Association
  • TREE House of St. Louis / Therapeutic Horsemanship
  • Twin Rivers Worship Center
  • 2000 Feet
  • United Services for the Handicapped
  • University City Children's Center
  • University of Missouri - St. Louis
  • Unlimited Play
  • Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Urban Strategies, Inc.
  • Vanderschimdt School
  • Variety the Children's Charity
  • The Village Academy
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Webster University
  • Wentzville School District Foundation
  • West End Community Center
  • Whole Kids Outreach In Ellington, MO
  • Wings of Hope
  • Women's Safe House (The)
  • Safe Connections / Women's Support and Community Services"
  • World Bird Sanctuary
  • Worldways Children's Museum
  • Wyman Center
  • YMCA of Greater St. Louis, SW Illinois and the Ozarks
  • The Youth and Family Center
  • Youth In Need
  • YWCA of Metro St. Louis
  • Zink the Zebra Foundation