As part of Washington University, the Gephardt Institute is committed to catalyzing the campus to respond to St. Louis community needs and priorities. We want to continue to support you and the important work that you are doing, particularly in the face of the COVID-19 crisis and the significant impacts on vulnerable people and communities in our region.


Connect With Us

How are you and your organization? What is changing for you and what are your current unmet needs? Are there ways in which you could use extra support in the coming months?

We are here to discuss these and other questions. Please join us for weekly open hours via Zoom and tell us about your community partnership needs, volunteer opportunities, and ways in which we can offer support as a partner. Learn more about open hours here.

If you are not available during open hours, you can schedule a Zoom consultation with
Stefani Weeden-Smith, Assistant Director for Community Engagement at the Gephardt Institute: weeden-smith.s@wustl.edu

Community Organization Questionnaire

Please share your present and anticipated needs as we consider the ways in which we can offer support for the St. Louis community.


Submit an Opportunity

Share resources, events, and other opportunities for inclusion in one of our regular e-newsletters here


Opportunities to Engage 

Join Action St. Louis Team and Promote Medicaid Expansion

Action St. Louis is hiring Phone Bankers and Canvassers to promote Medicaid expansion before the August election. Canvassers will work full-time through August 4, 2020 and receive $15 per hour. Work days are Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday-Sunday. Send your resume to info@actionstl.org by July 7. Canvassers will be hired no later than July 11.

Engaged Research in Rural Communities Lecture

Join the Institute for Public Health on June 17 at 11:30am CST for the upcoming session of Know Your Level of Community Engagement: Engaged Research in Rural Communities. Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to: Discuss rural health needs and concerns Identify strategies for building relationships and engaging in rural communities Develop plans […]

Grants and Relief Funding for Nonprofits and Small Businesses

Youthbridge Nonprofit Recovery and Resilience Fund: Youthbridge Community Foundation has established a fund to address medium- and long-term needs of nonprofits primarily serving children and families, including recovery assistance and ongoing risk preparedness. Applications will open in June. Neighborhood Solidarity Fund: Invest STL, in consultation with community partners and neighborhood leaders, have developed the Neighborhood Solidarity […]

NOMA-NAACP-SEED Design Awards for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Based on common foundations and a shared vision, NOMA, NAACP, and the SEED Network announce awards the NOMA-NAACP-SEED Design Awards for diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) in design, architecture, and land development diversity. Six projects will be selected through a juried process of distinguished experts. Submit your design project for consideration by June 15. […]