YouthBridge Community Foundation

Bridging Resources and Community Needs

aka YouthBridge Community Foundation of Greater St. Louis   |   Saint Louis, MO   |  youthbridge.org

Mission

YouthBridge Community Foundation (YouthBridge.org) partners with donors to help charities in the St. Louis region, especially those focused on children through leadership, grants and donor services. We are dedicated to building strong communities by bridging the resources of donors with community needs. With a heritage rooted in children and youth causes dating back to 1877, our philanthropy advisors consult today on a wide range of charitable giving issues, bringing specialized expertise and philanthropy services to families, nonprofits, businesses, and professional advisors.

Ruling year info

1944

CEO

Mrs. Barbara Carswell

Main address

12977 North Forty Drive Suite 368

Saint Louis, MO 63141 USA

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Formerly known as

General Protestant Children's Home

German General Protestant Orphan's Home

EIN

43-6064111

NTEE code info

Voluntarism Promotion (T40)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Mission Statement: YouthBridge Community Foundation (YouthBridge.org) partners with donors to help charities in the St. Louis region, especially those focused on children through leadership, grants and donor services. With a heritage rooted in children and youth causes dating back to 1877, our philanthropy advisors consult today on a wide range of charitable giving issues, bringing specialized expertise and philanthropy services to individuals, families, nonprofits, businesses, and professional advisors through the charitable giving funds and services we offer.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Philanthropic Advising

Nonprofit grant programs focused on children and youth; Nonprofit endowment building; Wealth advisor partnerships; Customized charitable giving talks/educational seminars to wealth advisors, charitable groups (nonprofit donors, nonprofit board of directors, church groups, etc.); charitable giving funds.

Population(s) Served

Creating a personalized giving program for individual donors and businesses to leave a legacy of giving through the funds and services we offer. Guiding donors in estate planning and helping nonprofits build comprehensive planned giving programs.

Population(s) Served

Providing guidance to help area nonprofits build an agency endowment, ensuring long-term sustainability.

Providing a Matching Fund Grant Program to youth focused nonprofits.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Families, Non-adult children, At-risk youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

YouthBridges Endowment Fund grants to child/youth serving NP's in the STL area; We offer charitable funds/services to individuals to help simplify their giving leaving a legacy for future gens.

Total number of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Includes grants directly from YouthBridge's Endowment and from our client's Donor Advised Funds (etc.) and Family Foundation's grants awarded. YB - child/youth focused; Donors - any nonprofit

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

YouthBridge helps donors (individuals, families, businesses) simplify and personalize their charitable intent and leave a legacy of giving through the funds and services we offer (Donor Advised Funds, Designated Funds, Field of Interest Funds, Foundation Administration, etc.) We are all about giving back to the community where we work, live and play building the bridge to becoming a more stronger and vibrant community,

Nonprofit sustainability: We partner with nonprofits, especially those focused on children and youth causes, to help them achieve long-term sustainability through endowment administration.


Transfer of wealth
Working with donors and their advisors, we provide programs and services to support and encourage the transfer of wealth to benefit area nonprofits to leave a legacy of giving for future generations.


Community support

By generating earned Income, we leverage our endowment dollars to have an even greater impact on the St. Louis community. All of our fees that we collect go directly back into the community and are not used to benefit our operational expenses.


Leadership

Through collaboration and community initiatives, we work to bridge the resources of generous donors with the needs of worthy nonprofits to help create a stronger region. Partnering with our donors and businesses to make a bigger impact: Impact investing, 25x25 initiative (see website, www.youthbridge.org)

Donor engagement through individual philanthropic consulting. YouthBridge partners with donors to make a bigger impact in the local nonprofit St. Louis community.

Building sustainability of nonprofits through planned giving, social enterprise and endowment match opportunities.

YouthBridge offers planned giving educational opportunities and overview of the funds and services Youthbridge offers helping them simplify and organize their charitable giving for: Nonprofit's donors and board of directors; Wealth advisor firms and their advisors and clients; Religious organization groups, etc.


YouthBridge takes a personal approach working together with donors to customize a giving strategy to create exactly what type of charitable giving legacy the client wants to leave for future generations through the funds and services we offer (EX. DAF's, Family Foundation Administration etc.)

YouthBridge helps organize donors charitable giving and combine their available deductions with one simple tool: a Donor Advised Fund that allows the donor to make contributions to the fund getting an immediate tax write off, the money is invested and then the donor can make grants out to any charity (501c3) when the donor feels the timing is right.

YouthBridge leadership brings a wealth of experience, commitment and passion to the St. Louis region. Backgrounds include: Taxation, grantmaking, capacity building, financial expertise, nonprofit leadership.

We get to know the prospect/client on a personal level establishing a relationship of trust. We love what we do and can be adaptable and flexible, creating a custom giving plan by listening to our client's dreams and goals therefore helping them simplify their giving to the nonprofits they hold close to their hearts.

*We are seeing a steady increase in the numbers of clients being served, both individuals working with a financial advisor and without and nonprofit agencies looking to become more sustainable;
*Interest in Donor Advised Funds has increased as education on the simplicity of them has increased;
*Grant programs to bolster fundraising capacity and risk assessment, as well as to support mergers and partnerships, established at YouthBridge for local youth focused nonprofits; other organizations established funds wanting to help the STL business community recover and help individuals meet immediate emergency needs;
*YouthBridge Community Foundation received the Progress 64 West Excellence in Community Development award, for partnering with a local group on a COVID-19 small business relief fund.
*YouthBridge was the first in the area to start Impact Investing helping to form Havenhouse.
*YouthBridge was the first in the area to take the 25 by 25 Impact Investing initiative approach - Investing in the STL
community with CDFI's, IFFs and Justine Peterson. A commitment for another investment in a local CDFI has been made.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    YouthBridge Community Foundation partners with donors to help charities in the St. Louis region, especially those focused on children through leadership, grants and donor services.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Individual communication,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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YouthBridge Community Foundation

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jeff Moenkhaus

Salesforce

Term: 2019 - 2023

Liz Kriegshauser

Great Adventure

Sam Hopmeier

Retired

Dan Bean

Colarelli Meyer Associates

Jeff Moenkhaus

Salesforce

Richard Kallaus

Sunnen, Inc.

Lisa McLaughlin

Reilly McLaughlin, LLC

Ken Bower

Clayton Financial Group, LLC

Dan Shasserre

Shasserre Consulting Group

Wendy Walsh

The Law Office of Wendy W. Walsh

Stacy Clay

First Bank

Martha Vosse

Meadowbrook Country Club

Barbara Carswell

YouthBridge Community Foundation

Byron Caskey

Wells Fargo Advisors

Jennifer Belmont Jennings

High Tower Wealth Advisors

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/31/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/31/2021

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.