Staenberg Family Foundation
Contact: Mindee Fredman
The Staenberg Family Foundation was founded in 2005 by Michael and Carol Staenberg as a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis. As such, it supports projects and programs that meet the mission of the Jewish Federation, which is to mobilize resources needed to preserve and enhance Jewish life in St. Louis, Israel and around the world. The Staenbergs chose to establish the Foundation in this manner because they believe that the Federation’s mission is consistent with their family values as Jews. Tzedakah (righteousness) and Tikkun Olam (repair of the world) are values that have guided the Jewish people and guide the Staenberg family. They also wanted to set an example of giving for the community and their immediate family. “Our children are the next generation and it’s really important that we teach them the importance of giving to others. Tzedakah is basic to Judaism,” stated Carol Staenberg. The Staenbergs hope that their actions will inspire others to give back to the community.
Guided by Jewish values, the Staenberg Family Foundation seeks to ensure that the Jewish community, as well as the greater St. Louis region, thrives and flourishes.
The Staenberg Family Foundation’s highest funding priority will be supporting services, projects and programs directed toward creating a thriving Jewish community.
The Foundation’s other significant areas of interest are services, projects and programs relating to Arts and Culture, Children, Education, and Medical Research, which work toward the betterment of the St. Louis metropolitan area.
The family board meets 4 times per year to consider grant requests and make allocations recommendations. Michael Staenberg serves as Foundation President.