The Black Funders of St. Louis (BFSTL) giving circle is a nontraditional form of philanthropy with a mission that encourages its membership to pool time, talents, and treasures to invest in the black community and positively impact the well-being of black children, youth, adults and families in the St. Louis Metropolitan area.

BFSTL membership is open to individuals and/or couples who self-identify as Black, reside in the St. Louis Metropolitan area, and donate a financial commitment of $300 annually.

Membership Application

All funds go support the mission of BFSTL.

Individuals and/or institutions that do not meet the membership criteria that make contributions to the giving circle are classified as donors.

Mail Checks To:
Deaconess Foundation
Attn: Matt Oldani
1000 N. Vandeventer
St. Louis, MO  63113
Put “BFSTL” In Memo Line. Payments made via the Deaconess Foundation will generate a tax donation letter.

Online Payments:
Online payments should be sent to Black Funders of St. Louis.
Your Paypal receipt will serve as proof of your charitable contribution.

Split Payments Available

  • Split payments will require $150 as the initial payment and the remaining $150 due within 30 days of the initial payment.
  • Split payments will only be accepted if the full $300 is paid within 30 days.
  • If the full $300 is not paid within 30 days than the initial payment of $150 will be considered a donation.