Jefferson Foundation

2014 Grants Awarded: Responsive Portfolio

Agency / PurposeAmount
Total Amount Approved$7,115,117.52

ALIVE

To support the availability of adult counseling services for
domestic abuse victims, transportation and the option of the
Nights of Safety program.

$5,000.00

Alzheimer’s Association of St. Louis Chapter

To expand services in Jefferson County including orientation to Alzheimer’s, support with disease management, information on programs and services, and access to early detection and
treatment information.

$12,000.00

American Liver Foundation

To expand the Viral Hepatitis Treatment Choice Initiative in Jefferson County.

$5,000.00

American Red Cross Greater St. Louis Region

To provide disaster education, preparedness training and disaster assistance in Jefferson County.

$15,000.00

Annie’s Hope - The Bereavement Center for Kids

To provide comprehensive support services to Jefferson County children, teens and their families who are grieving the death of someone significant.

$20,000.00

Arnold Food Pantry

To help purchase an additional building to increase storage
and services.

$50,000.00

Bethany Christian Services

To expand the Safe Families for Children program in
Jefferson County.

$9,000.00

Birthright of Hillsboro, Inc.

To assist with the immediate needs of pregnant women and those with newborn babies and children under the age of 2.

$10,000.00

Brenden’s Friday Backpack Program, Inc.

To purchase program supplies including food for children in need for all schools in Jefferson County.

$10,000.00

C-6 Educational Foundation, Incorporated

To purchase gift cards that will be used to provide students with necessary clothing, shoes and coats.

$12,500.00

Catholic Family Services

To expand the school based counseling program to Jefferson County which includes providing on-site counselors to 6 area elementary schools and one area High School.

$100,230.00

CHADS Coalition For Mental Health

To increase services to youth, schools and families in Jefferson County, including Signs of Suicide, the Olweus Bullying Prevention program and CHADS Family Support.

$25,000.00

Children’s Home Society of Missouri

To provide trauma-focused counseling services to children who have been legally adopted, are in foster care or are living in alternative family situations.

$70,377.00

City of Crystal City

To purchase a new severe weather warning system for the City of Crystal City.

$106,650.00

City of Hillsboro Parks Department

To build an open-access professional adult outdoor fitness area.

$67,865.00

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Jefferson County

To recruit and train advocates for children in Jefferson County.

$5,000.00

Crystal Oaks Long Term Care

To implement the Best Friends program for patients who have Alzheimer’s.

$4,657.96

Crystal Oaks Long Term Care

To implement the Music and Memory program for 44 residents with dementia.

$2,621.00

DeSoto Food Pantry

To expand and update the agency’s current facilities.

$100,000.00

DeSoto Public Library

To purchase an AED and for CPR/AED training.

$1,725.77

DeSoto Rural Fire Protection District

To purchase equipment, AEDs and for EMT training.

$86,344.42

Disability Resource Association, Inc.

To recruit and provide first year employment for a part-time network and computer system administrator.

$45,000.00

Disability Resource Association, Inc.

To provide emergency crisis funds and medical transportation services for low-income individuals with disabilities, seniors and those in need.

$113,000.00

Disability Resource Association, Inc.

To purchase replacement vehicles for the Essential Medical Transportation program.

$50,000.00

East Central Missouri Area Health Education Center
(ECMO-AHEC)

To increase the number of Jefferson County high school and college youth that commit to healthcare careers.

$85,842.00

Feed My People

To support the gas card program that helps clients be able to drive to job counseling, training, legal appointments, job interviews, medical and testing visits, and trips to the pharmacy and
grocery store.

$5,000.00

Festus Public Library Foundation, Inc.

To purchase a monument sign to better inform the community about programs, including health programs.

$20,884.50

Festus RVI School District

To purchase an AED for each attendance center.

$9,500.00

Festus RVI School District

To expand the Second Chance Breakfast program to a 3rd school location.

$10,000.00

First United Methodist Church

To support the activities of the parish nurse program.

$13,500.00

First United Methodist Church

To purchase a freezer for the food pantry to allow for additional food storage.

$4,345.65

G. S. B. T. T. C. (Giving Something Back To The Community)

To provide direct financial assistance to individuals and families
in need.

$15,000.00

Get Healthy DeSoto

To construct a permanent structure to expand the capacity of the DeSoto Farmer’s Market.

$222,413.00

Get Healthy DeSoto

To support and expand the current healthy lifestyle community initiatives in DeSoto.

$10,000.00

Girls on the Run of St. Louis

To continue and expand the Girls on the Run and Girls on Track teams in Jefferson County.

$20,000.00

Good Shepherd Children & Family Services

To support marketing efforts and operating expenses associated with expanding the Expectant Parent program in Jefferson County.

$5,900.00

Good Shepherd Children & Family Services

To provide home-based counseling and case management services for expectant parents.

$51,000.00

Great Circle

To expand the Incredible Years Parent Education program to Jefferson County.

$43,320.00

Heart of the Apostle Fellowship

To support the operating expenses of the toy and food distribution programs.

$10,000.00

Helping Hands Crystal City (Crystal City Schools)

To provide weekend meals and snacks to elementary children in the Crystal City School District that depend upon the free and reduced breakfast and lunch program during the week.

$5,000.00

Herculaneum Fire Department

To purchase and install a back up generator.

$31,500.00

Hillsboro Fire Protection District

To purchase AEDs and training equipment for CPR and
AED classes.

$8,823.73

Hillsboro Food Pantry

To expand the current facility and to purchase new equipment including freezer and cooler units.

$251,101.00

Hillsboro Food Pantry

To purchase a truck for the food pantry to assist in picking up donated food.

$39,765.00

Hillsboro Food Pantry

To purchase food and to assist with general operating expenses.

$10,000.00

Hillsboro Touchdown Club

To purchase strength and conditioning equipment for the Hillsboro R-3 School District.

$11,300.00

IL Ritiro Franciscan Retreat Center

To recruit and provide first year employment for a part-time technology assistant to help with external communications and increase visibility of retreat programs.

$10,000.00

Jeffco Subcontracting, Inc. (JSI) Sheltered Workshop

To purchase a shredder to expand employment programs at the Sheltered Workshop.

$7,500.00

Jefferson College Foundation, Inc.

To establish a Holistic Wellness Program for students, faculty
and staff.

$153,500.00

Jefferson College Foundation, Inc.

To purchase an Anatomage Table for use in the health technology curriculum.

$80,000.00

Jefferson College Foundation, Inc.

To provide scholarships to students in the six health occupation programs.

$20,000.00

Jefferson County Community Partnership

To assist in purchasing two additional buses for the JeffCo Express program.

$22,500.40

Jefferson County Community Partnership

To assist in providing two additional routes through the JeffCo Express program and implement a Volunteer Driver and Half Price Voucher program.

$286,260.97

Jefferson County Court System

To establish a Veterans Court program in Jefferson County.

$237,678.40

Jefferson County Family YMCA

For lobby improvements, replacing the pool steps and other facility improvements.

$32,014.00

Jefferson County Health Department

To assist the agency in upgrading its technology infrastructure.

$63,440.07

Jefferson County Health Department

To purchase a new Mobile Dental Van that serves over 1,300 students in Jefferson County.

$350,000.00

Jefferson County Homeland Security Emergency Response Team

To expand the current basic life support capabilities that the agency can perform.

$10,909.20

Jefferson County Library Foundation

To implement a health education program on the three
life-style choices contributing to the four deadliest diseases in Jefferson County.

$100,000.00

Jefferson County Library Foundation

To purchase AEDs for the 3 branches and training of 15 staff.

$6,906.00

Jefferson County P.R.I.D.E.

To expand the prescription drug abuse prevention program, including the purchase of 2 permanent prescription drug boxes.

$10,000.00

Jefferson County Parks Department

To purchase and develop as a park 5 acres of property adjacent to the Northwest Sport Complex.

$115,000.00

Jefferson County Rescue Mission

To purchase a lawn mower and a replacement heating and a/c unit for the facility.

$37,420.00

Jefferson County Rescue Mission

To purchase food and to assist with general operating expenses.

$15,000.00

Jefferson County, MO - Habitat for Humanity

To assist in building a new home.

$25,000.00

Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation

To purchase diapers, wet wipes and educational materials for participants in the WIC program.

$98,000.00

Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation

To assess the indoor air quality of homes and to make the necessary improvements for families that lack resources to keep their homes healthy.

$95,000.00

Living Faith Food Pantry

To purchase food and for general operating expenses.

$10,000.00

Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of Missouri

To expand mental health counseling services in Jefferson County.

$20,000.00

Mapaville Fire Protection District

To purchase an AED for each vehicle.

$8,010.00

Mid-East Area Agency on Aging Foundation

To maintain hot home-delivered meals in Jefferson County.

$120,000.00

Mid-East Area Agency on Aging Foundation

To support the congregate and home delivered meal program in Jefferson County.

$20,000.00

Mini School of Jefferson County Inc.

To hire a consultant to assist with financial and business planning.

$15,000.00

Missouri Health Care for All

To support public education programs focused on healthcare in Jefferson County.

$5,000.00

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse - St. Louis

To provide Red Ribbon Leadership Training in Jefferson County and to allow 25 Jefferson County students to attend the Prevention Leadership Conference.

$5,000.00

NextStep for Life

To construct a fixed shelter over the bocce courts to benefit individuals with developmental disabilities.

$37,700.00

NextStep for Life

To purchase items for the KidStart program that are designed to support children with developmental disabilities in their gross motor, fine motor and sensory development.

$5,986.00

NextStep for Life

To help develop a five year strategic plan.

$15,750.00

Nurses for Newborns

To provide nurse home visitation services to an additional
30 families in Jefferson County.

$15,000.00

Our Lady Catholic School

To develop a school wide comprehensive nutrition and physical activity program.

$7,000.00

Our Lady Catholic School

To assist the organization in implementing a care team approach including a school nurse and counselor.

$19,160.00

Our Little Haven

To maintain and expand the Medical Case Management program for children in foster care.

$25,000.00

Ozark Food Pantry

To purchase food and to assist with general operating expenses.

$10,000.00

Parents as Teachers (DeSoto)

To purchase diapers to use as an incentive for participation in the program and screenings.

$5,000.00

Parents as Teachers (DeSoto)

To purchase an OAE machine to perform free hearing screenings.

$10,000.00

Parents as Teachers (Festus, Crystal City, Dunklin and
Jefferson R7 School Districts)

To purchase 6 OAE machines to perform free hearing screenings.

$39,391.00

Peace Pantry

To perform a study to assess the feasibility of expanding
the agency.

$9,850.00

Pony Bird, Inc.

To provide employee training and increase employee retention.

$56,845.46

Pony Bird, Inc.

To construct two six-bed replacement homes and renovate
existing space to increase respite services.

$1,000,000.00

Quad-City Community Development Corp.

To expand and pave the parking area at the Senior Center.

$17,753.00

R7 Bluejay Foundation

To purchase a vehicle to implement a Drivers Education program
in the Jefferson R7 School District.

$5,000.00

rEcess

To purchase supplies and equipment for the respite program.

$5,000.00

Richwoods Community Pantry

To purchase food and to assist with general operating expenses.

$3,500.00

Ride On St. Louis

To assist with operating expenses and provide scholarships for children with disabilities.

$25,000.00

Ride On St. Louis

To purchase a therapy horse.

$9,500.00

Sister Christine’s Food Pantry of St. Joseph Catholic Church

To support expansion efforts.

$65,000.00

Society of St Vincent de Paul, St Rose of Lima Conference

To provide direct financial assistance to individuals and families
in need.

$5,000.00

Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Sacred Heart - Crystal City Conference

To provide direct financial assistance to individuals and families
in need.

$5,000.00

Society of St. Vincent DePaul - Good Shepherd in Hillsboro Conference

To provide direct financial assistance to individuals and families
in need.

$5,000.00

Society of St. Vincent DePaul Our Lady Conference

To provide direct financial assistance to individuals and families
in need.

$5,000.00

St. Joseph Catholic Church Health Ministry

To support the activities of the parish nurse program.

$6,500.00

St. Joseph Catholic School

To provide an on-site counselor at the school.

$12,750.00

St. Louis Power Soccer United (SLPSU)

To purchase Strike Force Power Soccer Wheelchairs for individuals with physical disabilities.

$25,000.00

St. Louis Power Soccer United (SLPSU)

To provide program support to expand the program to
Jefferson County.

$5,000.00

St. Pius X High School

To purchase AEDs and for basic first aid and AED training.

$7,000.00

Sunnyhill, Inc.

To support residential and family support programs and services
at the new Sunnyhill Independence Center.

$350,000.00

Sunnyhill, Inc.

To construct a third residence facility at the agency’s Adventure Camp which will serve approximately 600-700 additional youth and adults with disabilities each year.

$350,000.00

Teen Challenge of St. Louis

To purchase a new commercial dishwasher for the male residential facility in High Ridge.

$3,787.50

The Salvation Army - Arnold Corps

To support the emergency services program.

$20,000.00

The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis

To maintain the Student Advocate and Advising program at Northwest and Grandview High Schools.

$18,600.00

Twin City Community Chest

To support the agency’s mission and programs.

$10,000.00

Twin City Little League

To make repairs to the main facility.

$35,727.00

Twin City Youth Football Association

To purchase and recondition player and training equipment.

$13,000.00

Unlimited Play

To help construct a universally accessible playground in Herculaneum - Kade’s Playground.

$350,000.00

Upward Smiles, Inc.

To expand dental services for children and pregnant women in Jefferson County who are low-income.

$216,500.00

Upward Smiles, Inc.

To purchase new and updated dental equipment and supplies.

$247,705.00

Valle Ambulance District

To purchase 7 cardiac monitors.

$245,807.49