Twain identified the 10 St. Louis-area nonprofits to which the specialty finance firm will donate a total of $100,000 this year in commemoration of its 10-year anniversary.
The local nonprofits, each of which will receive $10,000 from Twain, were nominated and selected by Twain’s employees. Recipients include:
- ALIVE – Alternatives to Living in Violent Environments, which empowers domestic abuse survivors and their children through counseling, emergency shelter, and other critical services.
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri, which aims to build developmental relationships between youth and adults at home, in schools, and within communities.
- Forest Park Forever, a nonprofit conservancy that partners with the City of St. Louis and Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry to restore, maintain and sustain Forest Park.
- Forward Through Ferguson, a nonprofit that seeks to advance racially equitable systems and policies that ensure all people in the St. Louis region can thrive.
- Friends of Kids with Cancer, which aims to enrich the lives of children undergoing treatment for, and survivors of, cancer and blood-related diseases.
- Habitat for Humanity – St. Louis, a nonprofit dedicated to eliminating substandard housing by having hard-working local families invest their time into building and purchasing their own home.
- International Institute of St. Louis, which serves as the community’s immigrant service and information hub, offering programs and services for immigrants, their families, and the wider community.
- Nurses for Newborns, which provides a safety net for families most at-risk by providing in-home nursing visits to promote healthcare, education, and positive parenting skills.
- Places for People, a nonprofit that is devoted to working with individuals dealing with mental illness.
- Urban League of Metropolitan Saint Louis, Inc., which seeks to empower African Americans and others throughout the region in securing economic self-reliance, social equality, and civil rights.
“All of these nonprofits are great organizations that have strong roots here in the St. Louis area – just like Twain,” said Marc Hirshman, Twain co-founder and president. “We are excited to contribute to these groups and to see the positive impacts they continue to make on our community.”
Since its inception, Twain has been committed to the City of St. Louis. The company has nearly 100 employees spread across 10 states, but St. Louis remains its headquarters. Likewise, despite providing tax credit and community development financing for numerous projects throughout the U.S., Twain has made commercial real estate investments, both direct and through their lending products, that have helped finance over $300 million in development in the City of St Louis.