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Individual Donors

The majority of giving in the United States and St. Louis, more than 75 percent, comes from individuals. People from a variety of economic and social backgrounds give their time, wisdom and wealth to enhance the common good. 

Increasingly, "new" donor groups are playing a more recognized role in charitable giving, including:

  • Racial, ethnic, and tribal donors
  • Rural donors
  • Women donors
  • Faith-based donors
  • Immigrant donors
  • Generations X&Y donors

This section provides helpful resources and strategies for individual donors looking to create the maximum impact with their gifts.

  • St. Louis Community Foundation

    The Foundation is a respected resources providing St. Louisans the information they need to clarify the goals that guide their giving. They administer charitable funds providing customized giving tools that make giving easy.

  • YouthBridge Community Foundation
    YouthBridge helps charities that serve children and youth build productive capital, so they can be sustainable and fulfill their mission.  They also help philanthropists leverage their gifts to maximize the return on their social investment.
  • Better Business Bureau
    Offers information about local nonprofits, charity reports and standards, resources allows for nonprofits to become BBB accredited.
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