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Logo for Children's Service Fund

Investing in Kids.
Creating Brighter Futures.

At the St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund (CSF), we invest in local nonprofits and governmental entities to provide mental and behavioral health services for kids and families in St. Louis County.

$450 Million

Lifetime Funding
Allocations

$110 Million

2020-2023 Core &
Grassroots funding

+80

Local
Agencies

The 2023-2026 Core Funding Opportunity is now closed.
You can still access CommunityForce to see the status of the application.

Our Impact on Children’s Mental Health Services in St. Louis County.

Our mission is to improve the lives of kids and families in St. Louis County by strategically investing in the creation and maintenance of an integrated system of care that delivers effective mental and behavioral health services.

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How We Fund

We are the largest children’s service fund in the state of Missouri, generating roughly $42 million annually through a quarter-cent sales tax. Learn more about how we fund children’s mental and behavioral health programs across St. Louis County.
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Who We Fund

Approved by voters in 2008, the St. Louis County Putting Kids First Campaign created a community children’s fund for specific behavioral and mental health service needs. Since then, we have invested over $450 million in local nonprofits and governmental agencies. Learn more about the partners we fund.
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Find A Service

Part of creating brighter futures is making sure kids in St. Louis County have access to the right service in the right place at the right time. See what services are available in St. Louis County today.

Staying Connected with the
Community.

What Does It Mean To Be A CSF Community Reviewer?

What Does It Mean To Be A CSF Community Reviewer?

Each time we open a new funding opportunity at St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund, our goal is to make sure we’re funding organizations that offer the right mental and behavioral health services for kids and families in St. Louis County. We are entrusted with...

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CSF Year In Review: 2021

CSF Year In Review: 2021

As we enter a new year and a new chapter, let’s take a moment to look back on the past year here at the St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund. We couldn’t have accomplished all that we have without a dedicated board, committed staff, and strong community...

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Protecting Those Most Vulnerable

Protecting Those Most Vulnerable

How Loaves and Fishes Stepped Up to Serve St. Louis in 2020 Even before the shelter-in-place orders went into effect, Executive Director of Loaves and Fishes for St. Louis, Jacki MacIntosh, wondered what that might mean for her clients. Where does someone suffering...

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