Over the past year, residents and other key stakeholders have engaged in numerous conversations to develop a shared vision for the future of the West End neighborhood.   These ideas have been captured and will help shape the West End Community Plan. Additionally, thanks to support from Missouri Foundation Health, Cornerstone Corporation is able to build on the momentum created by this planning process by funding resident-led Community Engagement activities.  We are now accepting applications from residents to implement projects that address community challenges.

Project Eligibility

Geography:  Projects must be located in the West End Planning Area (bound by Page Blvd to the north, Union Blvd to the east, Delmar Blvd to the south, and Skinker Pkwy on the west).

Project Focus Areas:  Priority will be given to projects that are collaborative and engage special populations (seniors, immigrants, youth or low-income residents).  Projects should align with one of the eight (8) priorities identified through the West End Planning Process (all residents are welcome to apply):

  1. Safety & Security
  2. Health, Wellness & Nature
  3. Housing
  4. Jobs & Security
  5. Transportation & Mobility
  6. Youth & Education
  7. Parks & Public Safety
  8. Cultural Activities & Recreational Programs

Who Can Apply:  Any resident or organization within the West End Planning Area is eligible to apply.

Grant Amount:  Applicants can request from $250 through $2,500.  Collaborative applications are eligible for $5,000.

Sponsor Organization:  When applying as an individual or as a team, the project must be sponsored by an organization designated by the IRS as a tax-exempt, 501(c)3 organization.  As a sponsor, this organization agrees to: (1) accept donations on behalf of the applicant(s), (2) work collaboratively with the applicant(s) to ensure that funds are spent as outlined in the grant application, and (3) submit a financial report of project expenditures.  

Application Timeline

FALL 2020 Mini – Grant CYCLE
Guidelines Released Friday, July 17, 2020
Deadline for Applications Monday, August 17, 2020 at 4:30pm
Grants Awarded Friday, August 28, 2020
Project Period September – November 2020
Grant Report Due Monday, December 21, 2020 at 4:30pm


Submission of Grant:

Grants@westendplan.org by Monday, August 17, 2020 at 4:30pm


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