Our Mission

The Berges Family Foundation supports organizations that make Saint Louis a great place to live, work, visit, and invest. Our contributions are aimed at: Empowering Youth & Strengthening Families, Nurturing S.T.E.M. Futures, Supporting our Heroes, and building a Thriving Saint Louis.

By expanding opportunities for people and developing community infrastructure, we seek to improve the lives of Saint Louisans and strengthen the vitality of our region.

Empowering Youth & Strengthening Families

Addressing the needs of our most vulnerable young people to help them reach their full potential.

S.T.E.M. Futures

Developing curiosity, problem-solving abilities, and technical skills in future leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Our Heroes

Providing equipment, skill development, and resources that support first responders and veterans in our community.

St. Louis

Investing in arts, cultural, and civic-minded organizations that improve the quality of life for St. Louisans.

Our Approach

Our philanthropic approach is “an inch wide, a mile deep” because we believe that is how real change happens. Our priorities are purposefully narrow because we understand that affecting community change is layered and complicated. We are committed to going beyond grantmaking and want to serve as partners in community-building work.