The Epsilon Lambda Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization whose efforts to obtain funding for the support of the Foundation’s activities is one of our priorities. The mission of the Epsilon Lambda Charitable Foundation is to promote and uplift the education of youth and the advancement of community. This is achieved through its involvement in various activities and initiatives. These activities are to support both the national initiatives and programs, as well as support other local philanthropic interests in the St. Louis Metro Area.
Established in 2004, the Foundation serves the St. Louis region with the sustained purpose of providing culturally relevant youth mentoring and development, fatherhood and family initiatives along with community programs that support individuals and communities. The organization operates with a volunteer board of directors and no staff, keeping expenses lower than the industry average for nonprofit organizations. The Foundation generates revenue through donations and contributions, grants, rental income, and special events. These sources allow the Foundation to award funds consistent with its mission.
The Foundation sponsors annual scholarships to high school seniors in the St. Louis, Missouri area who plan to attend a four year college or university. We also lend support, both financial and personal time, through community outreach programs such as the Alpha Mentoring Program, a “Back to School” Book Bag Drive, the Annie Malone Children’s Home, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri, Boy Scouts of America, and F.I.R.E (Firefighter’s Institute for Racial Equality). The Foundation also supports programs for single fathers to educate them on parenting and relation issues, child support issues, and other issues pertinent to single parenting.
Along with that, the Foundation supports the “Go to High School, Go to College” initiative through its annual educational programs that encourage African American male high school students in grades 10 through 12 to go to college and assist them in preparation for the various issues that go along with applying for college. The Foundation also supports “Project Alpha” through its programs to educate young persons with regard to a variety of issues sexual responsibility and sexual diseases. And the Foundation supports the “A Voteless People is a Hopeless People” program by assisting in the sponsorship of educational seminars to provide young persons with information concerning the relevant issues involved in upcoming elections and why their voting makes a difference.
More information can be found at ELCharitableFoundation.org.