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The Tilles Fund


Last Updated: 2016-07-22

At A Glance

The Tilles Fund

(formerly Rosalie Tilles Nonsectarian Charity Fund)

The Private Client Reserve, Attn.: Carol Eaves, Mail Loc: SL-MO-CTCS, 10 N. Hanley Rd.

Clayton, MO United States 63105-3426

Telephone: (314) 505-8204


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-06-30)

Assets: $15,196,142

Total giving: $33,011





Additional Contact Information

Application information: Carol Eaves, tel.: (314) 418-8391


Trust established in 1926 in MO

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for scholarship awards for recent high school graduates who are residents of the City or County of St. Louis, Missouri, to attend any Missouri university or college; funding also available for St. Louis area organizations for a one-year period that provide services for the special needs of children with physical and/or mental disabilities.

Program Area(s)

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

Grants to Individuals Program

Scholarships to recent high school graduates who are residents of the city or county of St. Louis, MO, and who have been nominated by their financial aid officers, to attend colleges and universities in MO.

The Tilles Fund for Full-Tuition Undergraduate Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded to residents of St. Louis, MO, to attend MO universities and colleges. Applicants must be first-year students directly out of high school. Scholarships are renewable for four years and cover full tuition, provided a 3.0 cumulative GPA is maintained for the semester. Transcripts must be provided after each semester to verify compliance with the GPA criteria. Recipients are chosen by the student financial aid officer or scholarship coordinator at the student's school. The officer must submit the name of one scholar and one alternate to the Tilles Trustees for selection. Recipients are selected on the basis of secondary school academic record, class rank, test scores, major academic interest, extracurricular activity, and financial need (based on previous year's family income and parent(s) occupation(s).

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Child welfare
  • Developmental disability services
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • Human services
  • Musical theater
  • Performing arts
  • Rehabilitation
  • Special needs education
  • Special population support
  • Speech and hearing rehabilitation
  • Theater
  • Undergraduate education
  • University education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • People with disabilities
  • People with psychosocial disabilities
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-06-30

Assets: $15,196,142 (market value)

Expenditures: $159,735

Total giving: $33,011

Qualifying distributions: $63,599