We are spotlighting organizations that received grants from the Clayco Foundation Juneteenth Fund in 2021.
My Block My City My Hood
My Block, My Hood, My City provides underprivileged youth with an awareness of the world and opportunities beyond their neighborhood. We take students on explorations focused on STEM, Arts & Culture, Citizenry & Volunteerism, Health, Community Development, Culinary Arts, and Entrepreneurism.
Pride ROC was founded in direct response to the violence, poverty, and despair turning some of the city’s communities into war zones. Pride ROC developed Gang Rescue and Refinement Passages to help those stuck in the middle of this vicious cycle find a pathway to peace and safety.
Black Village Foundation
Black Village Foundation exists to build Black Wealth by providing small business grants to propel budding entrepreneurs from economically disinvested communities in the South and West side of Chicago.
Dream Builder 4 Equity
Dream Builders 4 Equity is tackling the vacant home epidemic plaguing the St. Louis region by employing local minority youth and contractors to do large-scale community-led development projects - putting money and equity back in the pockets of people within the community while creating workforce development and scaling minority-owned contracting businesses.
Life Arts, Inc.
By equipping its students with the tools of leadership, innovation, faith, and entrepreneurship (LIFE), Life Arts engages partnerships, pathways, and programs for the purpose of arts-forward educational, therapeutic, and workforce equity for under-resourced and underrepresented middle, high, and college-aged youth in North St. Louis.
ArchCity Defenders (ACD) combats the criminalization of poverty and state violence, especially in communities of color. ACD’s foundation of civil and criminal legal representation, social services, impact litigation, policy and media advocacy, and community collaboration achieves and inspires justice and equitable outcomes for people throughout the St. Louis region and beyond.
St. Louis College Kids
College Kids' mission is to improve college access and attainment among youth, increase assets for low-to moderate-income families living within the city and promote the use of safe and affordable mainstream financial services and products among student and their families.