Grant Process & Application

The Saigh Foundation welcomes applications for funding from St. Louis-area non-profit organizations benefiting children and youth in the areas of education and healthcare in the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area. The Saigh Foundation only accepts grants electronically through the online portal (see link below).

The Saigh Foundation accepts grant requests on a quarterly basis. Organizations will be notified if grant requests have been approved, declined, or deferred for clarification approximately three months after submission. Organizations that may be a potential fit are welcome to contact the foundation prior to submission deadlines and arrange a time to meet and share additional information.

To maximize the impact of our limited resources, The Saigh Foundation does not fund:

  • Annual appeals, dinner functions and fundraising events
  • Capital campaigns
  • Loans and deficits
  • Grants for films and travel
  • Nonprofit organizations outside of the metropolitan St. Louis area

Grant requests must be submitted by 11:59 PM CST on the following dates to be considered for each grant cycle.

Submission Deadlines & Notification Dates*

Submit by January 15: for notification by the end of April
Submit by April 15: for notification by the end of July
Submit by July 15: for notification by the end of October
Submit by October 15: for notification by the end of January

*If any of these dates falls on a weekend or holiday, grant requests should be submitted on the first business day AFTER the date listed.  For example, if July 15th is on a Saturday, grant requests would be due on the next business date which would be Monday, July 17th.

The process for applying includes:

  • Registration of the organization
  • Application for the request
  • Grant Agreement (if request is approved)*
  • Follow-up Report (if request is approved)*

*Please note, you are only required to complete/submit a Grant Agreement and Follow-up Report if your request has been approved by The Saigh Foundation. You will be prompted for these forms electronically when you are approved.

View the Online Application Portal


Contact or call Julie Hantman, Assistant Director, at 314 862-3055.