St. Louis Welcome Fund Created to Support Refugees

In 2021, St. Louis became home to a record number of refugees and asylum seekers, including over 500 people from Afghanistan. St. Louis continues to welcome hundreds of additional individuals and families seeking safety in the US. 

To respond to resettlement needs, philanthropic partners have come together to establish the St. Louis Welcome Fund. Fueled by the generosity of the St. Louis community and held at the St. Louis Community Foundation, the Welcome Fund is a strategic way to answer the call to support refugees and asylum seekers. The Welcome Fund will help support a coordinated community response and fill gaps in funding as service providers adjust to an influx of needs in rapidly evolving circumstances.  Full article here.