Dear Greater St. Louis,

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On behalf of Area Resources for Community and Human Services’ (ARCHS) board of directors, staff, funders, and funded partners, we present our FY 2019 Impact Report (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019).

ARCHS provides funding, resources, and expertise to our network of funded and community partners. This past year, these efforts have served nearly 200,000 St. Louisans in resource-deprived communities with the long-term goal of disrupting cycles of intergenerational poverty and trauma.

We hope our report provides transparency and rejuvenates your pride in the contributions ARCHS strives to make in the region.

ARCHS monitors the impact of our funded and strategically enhanced initiatives using the respected and vetted indicators of KIDS COUNT®, No Kid Hungry®, Missouri Family and Community Trust (FACT), Ready by 21® St. Louis, and Forward Through Ferguson.

While we are pleased to pause and reflect on FY 2019, FY 2020 is poised to be an even better year for ARCHS and the communities we serve. ARCHS’ team continues to generate innovative ideas to strengthen problem-solving approaches. Each day, we work alongside business, community, education, human service, and faith-based leaders to put “continuous quality improvement” into action at 300 locations where positive impact is needed most.

We are proud to highlight the combined achievements of our community partners that have delivered collaborative efforts valued at $27 million - with each dollar strengthening vital early childhood, school age, and family support initiatives. One of our most impactful investments was in nutrition. Click here to see how it pays to give St. Louis children and families food accessibility.

Thank you for supporting the Power of Partnering!


Wendell E. Kimbrough, Chief Executive Officer

Click here to read download the FY 2019 Annual Impact Report