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Deer Creek Foundation

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Last Updated: 2016-05-11

At A Glance

Deer Creek Foundation

800 Market St., Ste. 1650

St. Louis, MO United States 63101-2517

Telephone: (314) 241-3228

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $41,378,710

Total giving: $1,003,940

EIN

436052774

BRIDGE Number

7859848785

Background

Established in 1964 in MO

Purpose and Activities

Support primarily for programs that preserve and advance our democratic system and government accountability, with civil liberties and civil rights protection provided by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and to promote education about democracy; grants primarily to 'action programs' with promise of making a significant national or regional impact; some preference to projects in Missouri.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Program I

The goal of this program is the advancement and preservation of the governance of society by rule of the majority, with protection of basic rights as provided by the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights, and in education in its relation to this concept. The foundation gives priority to the encouragement and support of those projects and programs which show promise of having significant regional and national impact. The one exception is that preference is sometimes given to local projects in St. Louis, Missouri, where the foundation was established. As a general rule, action programs are favored. Grants are most often made to organizations and institutions. Their ultimate purpose, however, is to assist individuals and groups of individuals in working toward the solution of problems in this program area. Applicants should submit a letter of inquiry, not to exceed three pages (not including the required attachments set forth below), which provides: (1) a very brief description of the problem the project seeks to address; (2) the objectives of the project; (3) the specific activities planned to achieve those objectives; (4) the qualifications of the organization and its principals to implement the project, including specifics about past accomplishments; and (5) a list of other organizations addressing the same issues. Attachments: (1) project and organizational income and expense budget; (2) existing and projected project support list (with dollar amounts); (3) list of recent organizational contributors (with dollar amounts); (4) Board of Directors list; (5) the organization’s tax status determination letter; and (6) copy of the organization’s latest audit or 990. Letters of inquiry accepted any time during the year.

Program II

The goal is to support charitable projects that have the potential to enrich the cultural and artistic quality of life in the St. Louis Metropolitan area, and which are of a durable, physical nature. Grantmaking in this program area is limited to unique projects of exceptional merit of a durable, physical nature, which have the potential to enrich the cultural and artistic quality of life in the St. Louis Metropolitan area, and may entail what heretofore would have been viewed as unusually large grants. Preference may be given to those projects which provide for and place sculpture in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area, and projects which create and /or maintain environments which can be enjoyed by the public in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. Applicants should submit a letter of inquiry, not to exceed three pages, which summarizes the proposed project and includes: the organization’s history; project and organizational income and expense budget; existing and projected support list (with dollar amounts); list of recent organizational contributors (with dollar amounts); Board of Directors list; the organization’s tax status determination letter; and copy of the organization’s latest audit or 990. Letters of inquiry accepted any time during the year.

Fields of Interest

Subjects
  • Civic participation
  • Climate change
  • Diversity and intergroup relations
  • Environment
  • Individual liberties
  • Natural resources
  • Reproductive rights
  • Sculpture
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $41,378,710 (market value)

Expenditures: $1,766,360

Total giving: $1,003,940

Qualifying distributions: $1,356,923