Save the Date – Give STL Day is May 5, 2022! Give STL Day is a 24-hour online giving challenge raising money and awareness for local nonprofits. There are dozens of deserving nonprofits in the Grand Center Arts District. We encourage you to learn more about the participating organizations below.
Arts & Education Council
The Arts and Education Council’s mission is to build appreciation, participation and support for arts and arts education throughout the St. Louis community. Our vision is to shape a vibrant arts community for all.
Bach Society of Saint Louis
To provide stimulating and enriching musical and educational experiences for audiences and performers in the tradition of Johann Sebastian Bach.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern MO
Big Brothers Big Sisters is guided by the principle that “in relationships, young people grow up with love, hope, and opportunity”. We foster quality relationships that transform the lives of our region’s most under-resourced and at-risk young people.
Big Muddy Dane Company
Our mission is to invigorate life through dance.
Cinema St. Louis
The mission of Cinema St. Louis is to showcase the best in international, documentary, and American independent cinema. Believing that we discover something about ourselves when we learn about others’ cultures and perspectives, Cinema St. Louis offers programs that provide glimpses of the human experience from around the world and thoughtfully address issues of race, ethnicity, and sexual identity.
Circus Flora’s mission is to bring joy, delight, and laughter to life through the magic of circus. For 34 years, Circus Flora has delighted audiences with awe-inspiring, theatrical productions in its iconic Big Top tent, featuring world-renowned acts and original music performed live. Circus Flora also offers year-round community outreach programs and special engagements, such as a sensory friendly performance for those with autism and other disabilities.
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM) works to enrich lives and inspire curiosity, creativity, and learning through experiences with contemporary art. Our mission is to create meaningful engagement with the most relevant and innovative art being made today. We are a welcoming space, free to all.
Creative Reaction Lab
Creative Reaction Lab’s mission is to educate, train, and challenge Black and Latinx youth to become leaders in designing healthy and racially equitable communities. Our vision is to change the way people address systemic oppression with the ultimate goal of co-creating a world that embraces the humanity, rights, and power of Black and Latinx people.
Crime Victim Center
Founded in 1972, Crime Victim Center is the oldest victim service agency in the country serving victims of all types of crime. Our mission is to empower people impacted by crime to move from crisis to resiliency. In 2019 CVC advocates served more than 8,000 victims in the St. Louis Metro area. All of our services are offered to victims and their families free of charge.
Dance St. Louis
Dance St. Louis brings world-class dance that wouldn’t otherwise be presented to the St. Louis region, makes this dance accessible to a widely diverse audience, nurtures local dancers and dance companies, and offers unique and transformative dance education outreach.
Grand Center Inc.
We at Grand Center Inc. work every day to make Grand Center Arts District a vibrant, inspiring destination where a diverse array of arts, music, education and media can flourish together, and where world-class arts institutions are joined by a growing range of emerging, home-grown talent and opportunity. Our leadership is needed to ensure the District’s forward momentum and to promote the special connections that happen when so many extraordinary assets come together in one place.
Harris Stowe Foundation
The Harris-Stowe Foundation was organized and incorporated in 1992 for the purpose of stimulating voluntary private support from alumni, parents, friends, corporations, foundations, and others for the benefit of Harris-Stowe State University. The Foundation exists to raise and manage private resources supporting the mission and priorities of Harris-Stowe State University and to provide opportunities for students and institutional excellence unavailable with state funds.
International Photography Hall of Fame
To educate the public about photographic history; collect, exhibit and preserve historical items and images; and honor significant contributors to the evolution of the art and science of photographic imaging.
Jazz St. Louis
Jazz St. Louis is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to lead our community in advancing the uniquely American art of jazz through performance, education, and community engagement.
Karlovsky & Dance
KARLOVSKY & COMPANY DANCE is a St. Louis-based contemporary modern dance company dedicated to presenting the art of dance with innovative choreography that illuminates the human experience. The company fosters collaborative relationships among musicians, visual artists, and choreographers reaching local, national, and international audiences through concert performances, dance for the camera, site-specific dance, and community and somatic/dance education programs for older adults and children.
KDHX Community Media
The mission of KDHX is to build community through media, which we do by being an essential point of connectivity for area organizations, artists and audiences. We are recognized as a public service broadcaster and community builder through our various channels – 88.1 FM, KDHX.org, and Folk School of KDHX.
Metro Theater Company
Inspired by the intelligence and emotional wisdom of young people, we create professional theater, foster inclusive community, and nurture meaningful learning through the arts.
Montessori Training Center of St. Louis
Montessori Training Center of St. Louis (MTCSTL) trains adult learners to become authentic Montessori guides who offer developmentally based educational experiences to children from ages birth through 12 years of age.
New Line Theater
New Line Theatre, “The Bad Boy of Musical Theatre,” was created in 1991, offering an alternative to the commercial musical theatre of New York and Broadway tours. The only company of its kind in the country, New Line involves the people of our region in the creation and exploration of provocative, alternative, politically and socially relevant works of musical theatre – daring, muscular, relevant, intelligent theatre about the issues facing us and our community in these turbulent times.
Nine PBS is an essential community institution that fuels positive change in the St. Louis region by telling stories that move us.
Prison Performing Arts
Prison Performing Arts involves incarcerated youth and adults in the performing arts to inspire intellectual curiosity and personal development. We nurture the discipline, teamwork and communication skills necessary for successful re-entry into society. We encourage members of the larger community to connect personally with program participants, and we offer continuing programs for participants who have been released.
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Thanks to the support of donors like you, your SLSO was able to give the gift of music to families, music educators, and our community. Please make your impact this Give STL Day. Together, we enrich lives through the power of music.
The Sheldon Arts Foundation is dedicated to enriching the greater St. Louis region and beyond with a wide range of music, visual arts and educational programs of the highest quality, diversity and educational impact; and to the preservation and operation of the historic Sheldon Concert Hall and the adjoining Sheldon Art Galleries.
St. Louis Public Radio
St. Louis Public Radio’s mission is to inform and provide a deeper understanding and appreciation of events, ideas and cultures for a more inspired and engaged public.
Tennessee Williams Festival
Our mission is to enrich the cultural life of St. Louis by producing an annual theatre festival of the highest quality and other artistic and educational events across the year that celebrate the art and influence of Tennessee Williams. Our educational outreach touches hundreds of under-served students around the region. We collaborate with local, national, and global arts organizations.
Upstream Theater is a professional production company dedicated to bringing a world of theater to St. Louis with contemporary work from around the globe and innovative staging’s of classics. Our goal is to move you, and to move you to think.