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March 2023 Newsletter
Happy National Reading Month!
We hope you’ve been knocking titles off your TBR (to-be-read) list.

To get ready for the better weather and ramp up of non-profit events around the community, we’re featuring helpful resources to get more out of your grant proposals! Additionally, learn more about the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis mission in this month’s Dana Brown All Around and find impactful organizations to support in celebration of this month’s holidays!

Looking to Level Up Your Grant Writing Skills?

We suggest this on-demand training from Candid titled "Ask the Grantmakers." This resource provides an insider's look into what grantmakers are looking for in a proposal and how to tailor your pitch to increase your chances of success. You can access this training here.

Additionally, we recommend checking out the more recent St. Louis Community Foundation training titled "Grantmaking 101." This comprehensive training covers everything from understanding the grantmaking process to creating a successful grant proposal. You can access this training here.

Happy grant writing!

Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis

I had the pleasure of visiting with the team at Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis and learning more about their impact on our community. The mission of the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis is to serve, support, and celebrate the lives of all individuals with Down syndrome and their families, through every stage of life.

The Dana Brown Charitable Trust has supported this organization for many years. The grant in Spring 2022 enabled DSAGSL to serve approximately 250 children with Down syndrome and their families. This included welcoming 44 babies with Down syndrome through their New Family Support program and reaching over 150 families through their New Mother's Luncheon, New Family Brunch, and Holiday Party. In addition, DSAGSL supported eight community groups throughout the St. Louis region and provided developmental and educational information by mail to 238 families through their Ages and Stages program.

They have some exciting events coming up, so if you’re interested in getting involved with this incredible DBCT-backed organization, check out their Calendar of Events!


This month, we suggest grabbing a healthy snack, cracking open a book, and getting out in nature! Of course, we also hope you decide to support these incredible organizations.

National Reading Month

National Nutrition Month

March 2 - World Book Day

March 3 - World Wildlife Day

March 15 - National Shoe the World Day

March 17 - National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence 

March 21 - World Agriculture Day

March 21 - World Down Syndrome Day

Could your organization do more with funding from
Dana Brown Charitable Trust?

If so, you could be our next grant recipient!
Visit our site to see if your organization is eligible.
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