Why we move beyond charity.


Education + employment go a long way toward providing opportunity to people in St. Louis, but other needs still exist. Beyond Charity programs meet the other needs of our city in empowering ways, creating a complete foundation for people + communities to flourish. From older adults to kids + their families, our diverse range of programs impact leaders of all ages so they can stay in the neighborhood they're transforming.


Children served through affordable christmas in 2017



saved in circuit breaker tax credits in 2017


Seniors served through benefit assistance in 2017



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St. LOuis in 2017


Affordable Christmas

Affordable Christmas is an empowering holiday event that offers a dignified way to help under-resourced parents to provide a comfortable + joyful Christmas for their children. Click here to donate or here to purchase toys through our Amazon Wish List. 


Looking for an alternative spring break, mission trip or summer service opportunity that involves giving back to a place in need?  AMP provides an opportunity for you to serve a community through missional living. 

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Morning Reading

Youth work one-on-one with a volunteer on a weekly basis to reinforce their classroom literacy lessons. Students have an opportunity to practice their reading, vocabulary + comprehension skills.  This program takes place at Adams Elementary.  Email Patrick for information at patrick.graneydolan@missionstl.org.

Senior Services

Through our programs + services, we seek to promote successful aging by supporting seniors to live safely in their homes, lead a physically + spiritually active life + remain engaged in their community. 



Tax Prep

Through our Tax Prep program, we strive to promote financial stability +  independence in the community.  Volunteers + IRS professionals work together to help the community prepare their taxes for free each year.  Assistance is for tax returns that have an average income of $49,000 + below.  


The Mission: St. Louis VISTA Program is a full-time AmeriCorps VISTA Program for organizations + individuals interested in developing lasting solutions to the problems of poverty across Missouri. 



Healthy Home Repair

The City wants you to have a safe place to live + enjoy peace of mind about your home.  Mission: St.Louis (M:STL) administers the construction project management of the Healthy Home Repair Program (HHRP) in the City.  To learn more about the Intake Process + eligibility requirements please call Healthy Home Repair program Hotline number at (314)657-3888, which is managed by the city of St. Louis.  


Not only our 100 year old building, but also our neighborhood hold a rich history. Take a look into the history of our neighborhood and the place we now call home on a couple of our blog: Grace in Lindell Park and Remember When.


If you have further questions about how you can get involved, contact Patrick at patrick.graneydolan@missionstl.org.


Beyond Charity Partners

Local churches, businesses, community groups + organizations partner with our Beyond Charity programs to support the matriarchs + patriarchs that keep the fabric of our community together. To best serve our community, we utilize these partnerships to respond to the evolving needs of those we serve.

  • Big Brother Big Sisters

  • Building Futures

  • Center for Nonprofit Leadership

  • Center for Women in Transition

  • College Bound

  • Daughters of Charity

  • Dutchtown South CC

  • EarthDance

  • Five Star Senior Center

  • Gene Slay's, Boys & Girls Club

  • Grace Hill

  • Healing Action

  • Home Sweet Home

  • Housing and Community Solutions

  • Justine Peterson

  • Lift For Life Gym

  • LinkSTL

  • Logos School

  • Mathew-Dickey Boys & Girls Club

  • North Campus

  • Northside Youth and Senior Service Center

  • Northwest Project

  • Ozarks Literacy Council

  • SeniorAge


  • SLU Center for Service and Community Engagement

  • Springfield Community Gardens

  • St. Louis Activity Center

  • St. Louis Area Agency on Aging

  • The International Institute

  • The Kaleidoscope Discovery Center

  • The Little Bit Foundation

  • Thomas Dunn Learning Center

  • Veterans for Peace

  • Wesley House Association

  • Wyman Center/inspireSTL

  • Yoga Buzz