Invest STL: Building a Stronger St. Louis by building Stronger neighborhoods
St. Louis is a region of neighborhoods. While several neighborhoods have rebounded in recent decades, we must accelerate and expand our efforts to include many more of the region’s neighborhoods that have faced decline. St. Louis will become a stronger region and increase its prospects for economic and population growth by providing the opportunity for all residents in the region to live in safe places with good housing and the services needed to succeed. It is time to reinvest in our neighborhoods.
Sponsored by the St. Louis Community Foundation, Invest STL is a regional initiative that aligns investment, technical assistance, and community organizations to build healthy neighborhoods that are thriving, resilient, and livable for everyone.
Why Invest STL?
1. Neighborhoods matter to your quality of life
Where we call home matters to our health, our friends, and our families. Home, both the roof over our heads and the community that surrounds it, impacts the strength of our schools, the success of our children, our health, and our opportunities. Neighborhoods greatly influence our future.
2. We can make our neighborhoods Stronger
Over the past few decades, St. Louis has succeeded in revitalizing neighborhoods. We have regional knowledge, organizations, and passionate residents that make building on past success doable.
3. We'll accomplish more by investing together
We will have greater impact in improving our neighborhoods the more we invest together. By coordinating loan and philanthropic funding pools with technical assistance and capacity building, growing the number of strong communities increasingly will be in our future.
Invest STL Overview, Implementation, and Recommendation Planning Documents: