The Bellwether Foundation invites qualified organizations to submit a Preliminary Application for review. The Foundation has created a two-step application process. Once the Preliminary Application is completed and submitted online, The Bellwether Foundation will review the application and make a determination as to whether they see a potential grant opportunity. You will be contacted shortly after a decision is made concerning your Preliminary Application. The Bellwether Foundation will request more information in a detailed Grant Application or they will send you an email declining your application for the current year.

2017 Preliminary Applications

The Bellwether Foundation, Inc. will accept grant applications by invitation only. If you would like more information on The Bellwether Foundation, Inc. funding priorities, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A representative from The Bellwether Foundation, Inc. will contact you.

Preliminary Grant Inquiries are accepted between March 1st through June 30th.  

Our Mission

The mission of the Bellwether Foundation is to promote the ideals and aspirations of its founders and supporters beyond their lifetime by providing funds to organizations for projects which anticipate the future in the areas of the arts, computer science, education, finance, health care, medicine, and the social sciences, including research in any of these areas. Bellwether will receive, manage, and disburse funds on an annual or more frequent basis to provide for opportunities in any geographic region deemed appropriate by the Board of Trustees. Primary consideration will be given to such opportunities within the St. Louis community.


The Bellwether Foundation
231 S. Bemiston Ave
Suite 925
Saint Louis, MO 63105

meetings by appointment only

Telephone: (314) 862-1150
Fax: (314) 862-1927

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