Merger of Nonprofits Serving People with Developmental Disabilities in St. Louis

St. Louis Arc and the Belle Center provided complementary services to the developmentally disabled in greater St. Louis with each organization focused on a different age group. As demand for the Belle Center’s programs grew substantially, the organization began offering joint programming with the larger St. Louis Arc. The two organizations ultimately merged in 2012, enabling the Belle Center’s limited staff to focus on program delivery. A grant from the SeaChange-Lodestar Fund for Nonprofit Collaboration helped finance expenses associated with the merger.

Grant Information

Grant Amount: $15,000

Year Granted: 2012

Grantee: St. Louis Arc

Location: MO - Missouri

Grantee Website: St. Louis Arc