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The St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund.

We invest in kids! Using a voter-approved quarter-cent sales tax, we fund local nonprofits and governmental entities that provide mental and behavioral health, and substance-use treatment and prevention services to kids and their families in St. Louis County. Our goal is help kids reach their potential and create brighter futures.

CSF’s approach to partnership has differed by creating a collaborative approach while sharing resources about what other programs are doing or how we can use their services to reach more of the population targeted.

– Bridging Families to Communities and Beyond

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CSF’s Mission and Values.

To improve the lives of children, youth, and families in St. Louis County by strategically investing in the creation and maintenance of an integrated system of care that delivers effective and quality mental health and substance use treatment and prevention services.

Keeping Kids First.
The needs of our children and youth are our highest priority; they are our future

Accountability
We invest wisely and responsibly to earn and sustain the public’s trust, and to ensure the best return on investment.

Integrity
We act with respect, honesty, and transparency to build true partnerships that will create change.
Discipline
We are intentional, focused, and systematic in our efforts to create an integrated system of care.
Agility
We are flexible and responsive in order to meet the changing needs of our community.
Excellence
We strive for positive outcomes, continuous quality improvement, and fact-based decision-making.

Our Story.

We at the St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund are focused on improving the lives of kids and their families by strategically investing in programs and services that deliver effective and quality mental and behavioral health services. As the largest children’s service fund in the state of Missouri, we fund local nonprofits through a voter-approved quarter-cent sales tax. Since our first allocation in 2010, we have invested over $550 million into children, youth, and families through collaborative partnerships with industry leaders that utilize innovative approaches to serve some of the region’s most vulnerable communities. Through our investment, we are helping kids create brighter futures.

History

Thanks to St. Louis County voters, we have invested over $550 million into local nonprofits and governmental agencies to provide mental and behavioral health programs to kids and families. Learn where we came from and how we’ve shaped children’s mental health services in St. Louis County.

Staff & Board

Our talented staff and committed board members strive to improve the lives of children, youth, and families living in St. Louis County. Meet the incredible people working tirelessly with our partners to improve access to quality children’s mental and behavioral health services.

Our Impact on
St. Louis County.

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How We Fund

At CSF, we generate approximately $52 million annually through a quarter-cent sales tax. Learn more about how this St. Louis County sales tax funds mental and behavioral health services and programs near you.

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Who We Fund

Together with our partner organizations, we make a difference in the lives of kids and families in St. Louis County. By bringing our community’s mental and behavioral health partners together, we amplify our impact.

If you’re looking for important CSF documents and information like our board meeting agendas and by-laws, you can access them here.