St. Louis County Port Authority Awards $2.6M to 21 Community Groups

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St. Louis County Port Authority (Port Authority) announced that it is awarding $2,630,663 from the St. Louis County Port Authority Community Investment Fund to 21 non-profit community groups in St. Louis County.  The Port’s funding will leverage over $8 million in additional investment.

The Port Authority established the Community Investment Fund to endow economic and community development projects that create new jobs, foster economic opportunity and support community investment and redevelopment. The investment fund supports economic and community development projects that advance or align with one or more investment priorities in the following areas:

Business Retention and Expansion; Neighborhood Economic and Community Development; Entrepreneurship programs; Real Estate Development/Redevelopment; and targeted Industry Sector Support.


The Port prioritizes projects that increase economic opportunity for historically underserved individuals and/or benefit underserved or economically distressed communities.

The 2022 Community Investment Fund awardees will use their grants to fund a wide variety of economic and community development projects, ranging from job training in targeted industry sectors to support for entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses to community investments that improve neighborhoods. 

2022 Award Recipients:

  • Ajax Soccer
  • Arch Grants
  • Community Response
  • Danforth Plant Science Center
  • Employment Connections
  • Feed My People
  • Justine Peterson
  • Legal Services of Eastern MO
  • Missouri Energycare
  • Operation Food Search
  • Per Scholas
  • Refuge & Restoration
  • Small Business Empowerment Center 
  • Spanish Lake CDC
  • The Housing Partnership
  • Urban Land Institute
  • United 4 Children
  • University City Children’s Center
  • Wyman
  • Young Voices with Action
  • CyberUp

Click to learn more about the St. Louis County Port Authority Community Investment Fund.

About St. Louis County Port Authority

Established by Missouri state statute, the St. Louis County Port Authority implements four purposes: Promote the general welfare; Encourage private capital investment by fostering the creation of industrial facilities and industrial parks within the port district; endeavor to increase the volume of commerce; and promote the establishment of a Foreign-Trade Zone within the port district.


Beth Noonan
St. Louis County Port Authority