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Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-05-10

At A Glance

Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation

10 N. Hanley Rd.

Clayton, MO United States 63105-3426


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-06-30)

Assets: $42,512,794

Total giving: $2,622,764






Established in 1999 in MA - Sidney R. Baer, Jr., a member of the well-known family who founded the Stix Baer & Fuller department store chain, established the Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation in memory of his family. The foundation was established for alleviating suffering of the mentally ill. Mr. Baer personally faced mental health challenges during his life

Purpose and Activities

The primary focus of the foundation relates to depression and schizophrenia. Funding is provided to organizations for the care and rehabilitation of the victims of these maladies; formal education for the victims, their families, and the public; and research related to the cause, alleviation, and prevention of these conditions.

Fields of Interest

  • Human services
  • Independent living for people with disabilities
  • Mental health care
  • Special population support
Population Groups
  • People with disabilities
  • People with psychosocial disabilities
  • Substance abusers

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-06-30

Assets: $42,512,794 (market value)

Expenditures: $3,655,974

Total giving: $2,622,764

Qualifying distributions: $2,782,947