In 1921, our founder, George Warren Brown, enshrined giving into the company’s very bones by establishing a trust to provide funds to worthy charitable organizations. To date, Caleres has donated more than $20 million to 501(c)(3) organizations in St. Louis and many communities around the world where the company operates. We encourage tax-exempt non profit organizations to apply for a grant by clicking the link below. Note that grants are not made to individuals. The Caleres Cares Charitable Trust Distribution Committee meets quarterly to consider all qualified applications. March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31 are the deadlines for submitting grant proposals to be considered at the following quarterly meeting.
The Caleres Cares Charitable Trust focuses its grant making on organizations and programs providing services within five funding priorities:
Healthy Living / Wellness
Arts and Culture
Our Mission is:
To support charitable organizations, which are either…
Strategically aligned with our mission, vision and values
Focused on advancing the footwear industry
Benefit the overall St. Louis community in growing and attracting new businesses and residents
And have a targeted focus on our corporate mission to live better feet first!
Helping develop stronger families by providing opportunities for enrichment
Encouraging individuals to live better lives through health and wellness efforts
Providing occasions for families and individuals to step feet first into the arts and cultural opportunities in the community
While always being a good corporate citizen
The Trust generally does not support galas, walks, golf outings, trivia nights, etc. Applicants will be asked to supply information about their organization, key leadership, details about their request, the impact they expect the grant to have on their organization or community, and how they will measure success.
Please note the online application requires the following attachments:
Current year’s operating budget
List of board members
Program or project budget (if applicable)
Attachments can be in Microsoft Word, Excel or Adobe PDF format. Please do not include compressed ZIP files.
New online application:
Applicants who have not yet registered with our online system will be prompted to create an account first so they can return to a saved application at a later date if needed.
To update your application:
Users can also edit or complete an online application that has not yet been submitted or review a submitted application.
Users can also edit or complete an online application that has not yet been submitted, or review a submitted application.
Note: The online application is not compatible with Google Chrome.