To provide services that strengthen and expand philanthropy to improve the St. Louis region.
A thriving St. Louis region in which a strong philanthropic community and effective nonprofits collaboratively advance the quality of life.
Founded in 1970 as the Metropolitan Association for Philanthropy (MAP), the Gateway Center for Giving (the Center) is an association of grantmakers that serves the St. Louis region.
Our members include:
These members are actively involved in philanthropy, which we define as "the giving of time, wisdom and wealth by groups and individuals for the common good.”
- Donor-advised funds
- Private foundations
- Family foundations
- Trusts and professional advisors
The Center is part of a network of organizations called Regional Associations that exist across the country. Regional Associations connect all types of grantmakers within a specific geographic location to improve the quality of life of individuals and communities in that area.