Nonprofit Resources

Thank you for visiting Gateway Center for Giving's Nonprofit Resources page! To be added to GCG's nonprofit email list, please send your contact information to

Please note Gateway Center for Giving (GCG) is not a grantmaker. GCG does not provide grants, nor do we match funders and grantseekers. However, GCG often partners with a range of other sector organizations, including nonprofit intermediaries, to offer skills-based programs and best practices resources to nonprofit organizations.

Nonprofit Intermediary and Membership Organizations
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) St. Louis Regional Chapter fosters the development and growth of fundraising professionals.
  • Network for Strong Communities (NSC) provides capacity building, programs and services and resources that strengthen Missouri and Southern Illinois nonprofits.
  • Nonprofit Missouri (NPMO) provides a collective voice to unite, strengthen and advance the nonprofit sector in Missouri.
  • Young Nonprofit Professionals Network St. Louis (YNPN St. Louis) connects and cultivates the next generation of nonprofit leaders and offers a variety of regular professional development and networking opportunities for young people in the social sector. 
Community Resources
  • St. Louis Public Library’s Grants and Foundation Center provides free access to online, searchable grants databases, offering timely, comprehensive information on grants and grantmakers. Assistance is available by appointment and on a drop-in basis. 

GCG Events of Interest
  • Annual Meeting: GCG’s Annual Meeting, held in January each year, provides an opportunity to reflect on the prior year's accomplishments, amplify best practices, and forecast the future. Nonprofits are welcome to register to attend and participate.

  • Meet the Donor: GCG offers networking and education programs for nonprofits twice yearly to provide information about application guidelines and grantmaking practices. Each program features several representatives from grantmaking organizations. These are unique networking and learning opportunities for nonprofit and other grantseekers. For more information on the next scheduled Meet the Donor program, visit our calendar of events.
  • Philanthropy After Hours: In partnership with a number of regional intermediaries, GCG annually co-sponsors social networking opportunities for grantmakers and nonprofit colleagues to convene and build cross-sector relationships. 
GCG Publications & Tools of Interest
  • St. Louis Regional Collaborations Directory: The Collaborations Directory is a catalog of the cross-sector collaborative efforts that connect and serve the St. Louis region. This free tool is intended to foster knowledge-sharing and provide context as potential partners contemplate opportunities to work together.  The Directory is available in two formats: a printed PDF version and an interactive online counterpart, with the added benefit of sortable data. More information about the directory can be accessed here.
  • Missouri Common Grant Application: The Missouri Common Grant Application (CGA) Version 2.0 allows grantmakers and grantseekers to work from a common set of questions and definitions that reinforce solid nonprofit practices. Grantmakers who accept the CGA will host this form on their respective websites; some grantmakers may have modified versions of the CGA. Please keep in mind that every grantmaker has different guidelines and priorities, as well as deadlines and timetables. Any funder that has agreed to accept a CGA form may request additional information at any stage in the proposal process. Learn more here.
  • Capital Campaign Report: GCG annually produces a new edition of the Capital Campaign Report, which provides an overview of the market for capital and endowment campaigns. These trends are significant for nonprofits considering launching a campaign, for grantmakers who fund capital and endowment projects, and for consultants and those who work with nonprofits in helping identify needs and resources in the community. A public version, with confidential information redacted, is available for purchase. Learn more here.