Who We Support

Scottish Rite Children’s Charities

Scottish Rite RiteCare Clinics teach young children with speech and language disorders the verbal skills necessary to communicate with family and friends, and successfully navigate through life. Scottish Rite RiteCare Clinics have transformed the lives of thousands of children by providing something most of us take for granted – the ability to communicate with others.

The Order of DeMolay

DeMolay prepares young men to lead successful, happy, and productive lives by developing their civic awareness, personal responsibility, and leadership skills.

University Leadership & Service Clubs

This student-led club is committed to building young men and women of character by teaching college students to plan, organize, and facilitate their own programs, service projects and events.

LIGHT Foundation Community Studio

Unleashing Potential

While represented by a new name beginning in 2018, the mission of UP remains the same as it was when the organization started as part of the settlement house movement in 1913:  to provide children and families the support they need to grow UP, keep UP, reach UP, leading to a more just community for all.

BreakDown STL

BreakDown STL educates, equips and empowers teens to make positive life choices related to high-risk youth trends. They use the contemporary teen voice to deliver culturally relevant health education – while raising up the next generation of leaders, influencers and role models.

Kids Rock Cancer

Kids Rock Cancer is an innovative program that helps children successfully cope with the unique emotional challenges that accompany a cancer diagnosis. Through the proven healing power of music therapy, Kids Rock Cancer helps children combat feelings of anxiety, depression, uncertainty and helplessness. The program provides:

  • A vehicle for self-expression
  • A sense of self-esteem and accomplishment
  • A distraction from the physical and emotional pain
  • A sense of joy and optimism

Shriners Hospital

Shriners Hospitals for Children has a mission to:

  • Provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment.
  • Provide for the education of physicians and other healthcare professionals.
  • Conduct research to discover new knowledge that improves the quality of care and quality of life of children and families.

This mission is carried out without regard to race, color, creed, sex or sect, disability, national origin, or ability of a patient or family to pay.