The Arch Grants Sustained Impact Campaign supports a community-funded endowment that ensures that our unique and effective model can both grow in scale year-over-year and that we can continue to fund extraordinary entrepreneurs and their innovative companies in perpetuity. This effort is the next bold step in our organization’s growth and proclaims to the world that St. Louis is committed to supporting entrepreneurs for the long-term – the best is yet to come for our entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Donors who contribute to Arch Grants’ Sustained Impact Campaign help catalyze a virtuous cycle of economic development and community building that will meaningfully benefit the St. Louis economy for generations to come.
Join us in building the future of St. Louis.
The Sustained Impact Campaign Multiplier Effect
attract & retain entrepreneurs
Funding for new Arch Grants Founders in perpetuity will grow the pipeline for entrepreneurial mentors, talent and local investors. The companies that our endowment funds will become the future business, civic and philanthropic leaders of St. Louis.
build growth grants program
Every startup needs capital to grow and scale their operations. Arch Grants’ new Growth Grants program is designed to help our Founders raise growth capital by awarding additional $100,000 non-dilutive grants to Arch Grants portfolio companies based in St. Louis.
Accelerate Economic Development
Our region becomes a more attractive market for venture capitalists and outside investors as St. Louis is now the first city in the U.S. to make a permanent commitment to funding and supporting entrepreneurs.
As Chancellor at Washington University in St. Louis, I saw firsthand what pulls young people away from the city after they graduate, and also saw what is successful in making them stay. Arch Grants represents exactly the type of activity that we need to grow our region, and their impressive statistics speak for themselves. This Campaign will solidify Arch Grants as a major contributor to St. Louis’ future economic success. We need to continue to look for new ways to uplift Arch Grants companies and increase the multiplier effect that generates wealth creation at an unprecedented pace and scale.”
Mark S. Wrighton, PhD
Washington University in St. Louis Chancellor Emeritus
Sustained Impact Campaign Co-Chair
Our Sustaining Donors
Centene Charitable Foundation
Robert Guller & Kellie Hynes
John & Anne McDonnell
Jerry & Sue Schlichter
Eric & Amy Holland
Kent Family Foundation
Michael & Carol Staenberg
Steward Family Foundation & World Wide Technology
Carol & George Bauer
Sandra & Michael Bolen
Mark & Susan Bronson
Roger C. Denton
O’Loughlin Family Foundation
Twain Financial Partners
Mark S. Wrighton & Risa Zwerling
Big River Communications
Brave Warrior Advisors
Cabot Corporation *In Honor of Mark S. Wrighton*
Dowd & Dowd P.C.
Laurna Godwin & Sam Hutchinson
J. Gregory Keller
Joe & Annie Schlafly
Flora & Mark Stallion
Washington University in St. Louis *In honor of Jerry & Sue Schlichter*
Susan & Nelson Wolff
Join us in building the future of St. Louis
Your contribution to Arch Grants will help ensure that St. Louis’s economy gets new infusions of world-class entrepreneurs year after year. Learn how you can become involved with this ambitious endeavor by speaking to the Arch Grants leadership team today.