Consider becoming a member of Black Funders of St. Louis today. Non-membership donations are also welcome.

Your gift will provide financial support to Black-led nonprofits in the St. Louis Region and support activities like this webinar series.

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.

Your donation will:

  1. Be pooled with donations of other members, and allies of racial equity.
  2. Allow you to participate in collective grant-making decisions.
  3. Support Black-led nonprofits that are registered 501c3‘s.
  4. Be distributed as competitive grants.

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

As a Member you may:

In addition to participating in collective decision-making about grant awards, you may choose to participate in one or more committees to help Black Funders of St. Louis achieve its mission.

  • Grants Committee
  • Compliance Committee
  • Communication & Events Committee
  • Membership Committee

Membership Payments

You can make membership or non-membership contributions to the Black Funders of St. Louis through our secure Paypal portal.


Your Paypal receipt will serve as proof of your charitable contribution.

Deaconess Foundation*
Attn: Matt Oldani
1000 N. Vandeventer
St. Louis, MO  63113

Put “BFSTL Membership” or “BFSTL Non-Member” In Memo Line. Payments made via the Deaconess Foundation will generate a tax donation letter.

Payment Installments Accepted.

  • Make a $150 as the initial payment.
  • Pay the remaining $150 within 30 days.
  • If the full $300 is not paid within 30 days, the initial contribution will be considered a non-membership donation.