On Monday, June 22 St. Charles City-County Library Branches will open our doors and return to in-person Library service. Learn more here. Note: Due to recent flooding, the Kathryn Linnemann Branch remains closed.

Nonprofit Services -

Grants, Loans and Benefits for Individuals

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online:
Provides Access to Foundation Center resources for Individual Grant Seekers.  Access to this database is within the Library Only.

Government Assistance

Business Loans & Grants:
Federal, state and local governments offer a wide range of financing programs to help small businesses start and grow their operations. These programs include low-interest loans, venture capital, and scientific and economic development grants.

Benefits.gov is the official benefits website of the U.S. government, with information on over 1,000 benefit and assistance programs.

GovLoans: Find the Right Loan for you.
GovLoans.gov is your gateway to government loan information. It directs you to the loan information that best meets your needs. Listed below are the agencies whose loan programs are represented on this site.

Health Centers:
A site maintained by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA).  Federally-funded health centers care for you, even if you have no health insurance. You pay what you can afford, based on your income.

The Official U.S. Government Site for Medicare.

Scholarship Search (US Department of Labor):
A scholarship is money for college that you will not be expected to repay...scholarships are worth seeking! Use this fast and free scholarship search available from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Student Loans:
This site is your source for information from the U.S. Department of Education about how to manage your student loans.sds

National Nonprofit Organizations

Modest Needs:
Modest Needs empowers compassionate members of the general public to safely and securely help hard-working, low-income households to afford the kinds of short-term emergency expenses that we've all encountered before: the unexpected car repair, the unanticipated visit to the doctor, or the unusually large heating bill, for example.

Scholarship Search (CollegeBoard.com):
Locate scholarships, loans, internships, and other financial aid programs from non-college sources that match your education level, talents, and background. From the College Board.

Scholarship Search (FastWeb.com):
Fastweb.com provides access to a free online database to locate and apply for college scholarships.

Local Assistance Agencies:

211 - United Way:
Find resources serving Missouri residents and residents of the Illinois counties surrounding St. Louis.  Resources include Basic Human Needs, Physical and Mental Health, Work Initiatives, support for Seniors and those with Disabilities, Support for Children and Youth, and Volunteering.

St. Charles County Community Council:
The Community Council publishes local resource directories, such as:

  • Community Resource Directory
  • St. Charles County Directory of Service Organizations:
  • St. Charles County Food Pantry Finder


St. Louis, Missouri Chapter of SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) is part of a national non-profit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of the nation’s small business. SCORE volunteers serve as “Counselors to America’s Small Business."