In its role as one of Missouri’s Community Partnership organizations, ARCHS receives directed federal, state, and regional funding that stipulates specific programming design and deliverables.

ARCHS' Funding Priorities:

ARCHS uses a Request for Proposal (RFP) process when it has funding available. These RFPs are posted on ARCHS website and social media.

Our Commitment to the
Funded Partner Experience

The St. Louis philanthropic community envisions a future in which grant making is relational and funded partner-funder relationships reflect strong partnerships that lead to meaningful, long-lasting, positive change for the St. Louis region. The funders and philanthropy-supporting organizations listed below (including ARCHS) are united in our intention to 1) promise the following to all potential funded partners and/or 2) support the following best practices within the field of philanthropy:

We also encourage funded partners to directly provide honest feedback about what is and is not working, so we can improve our own individual processes and practices. We are committed to integrating as much feedback as possible and to share with you how your feedback has changed and improved our processes.
Possible items might include: 
• Proposal/application review process
• Interaction with staff members
• Clarity of guidelines and other communications
• Reporting requirements
• Training and available resources
• Any other topic related to your experience that will help improve our grant making efforts


If you would like to provide feedback to us directly, please email us at [email protected]. Your feedback will be reviewed internally and, when appropriate, you will receive a response that addresses your questions and/or concerns.

The principles in this commitment were researched, created, and adopted in 2019 by: ARCHS, Jewish Federation of St. Louis, Kranzberg Family Foundation, Philanthropy Missouri, Saint Louis MHB, Staenberg Family Foundation, United Way of Greater St. Louis, and Women’s Auxiliary Foundation.