Building Futures Partners

The Missouri Arts Council

The Missouri Arts Council is the state agency dedicated—as public leader, partner, and catalyst—to broadening the growth, availability, and appreciation of the arts in Missouri and fostering the diversity, vitality, and excellence of Missouri’s communities, economy, and cultural heritage. The grants we award make possible quality arts programming to communities both large and small throughout the state.

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Kranzberg Arts Foundation

The Kranzberg Arts Foundation is a community-driven organization dedicated to providing local, emerging artists and community arts organizations the resources and infrastructure necessary for the arts to thrive in St. Louis—because we believe artists and the cultural communities they build represent the heart and soul of our city.

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Regional Arts Commission

The Regional Arts Commission leads, strengthens and gives voice to a creative community where every citizen can be proud to live, work and play in a world-class region. In short, we are proud of our St. Louis cultural identity and want to do whatever we can to grow, sustain and promote that identity in the future. We are at the forefront of helping transform St. Louis into a more vibrant, creative and economically thriving community through the arts – and want everyone to know just how special the creative community is within the region.

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Watlow designs and manufactures industrial heaters, temperature sensors, controllers and supporting software as well as assemblies – all of the components of a thermal system. The company partners with its customers to optimize thermal performance, decrease design time and improve efficiency of their products and applications.

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The UP Companies

The UP Companies is a design and build collaborative composed of four separate entities; POWER UP, SQUARE UP, KEEP UP, and FUEL UP.

As one of the region's largest full service minority owned contractual providers, The UP Companies pride ourselves on our ability to provide holistic and convenient solutions for general contractors, owners and facilities management professionals.

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Allen P. and Josephine B. Green Foundation

The Allen P. and Josephine B. Green Foundation is a private foundation with approximately $11 million in assets. The mission of the Foundation can be summed up as “Improving the quality of life in Missouri”. The Foundation accepts grant applications from publicly and privately supported, non-profit [501(c)(3)] organizations whose objectives and programs generally fit within the mission of the Foundation. The Foundation’s Board of Directors consists of eleven members who meet twice a year to award grants and conduct other business essential to the Foundation.

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Grice Group Architects

The mission of Grice Group Architects is to design tomorrow's architecture today. We combine modern and distinctive design with professional project management. Our broad portfolio of successful projects and accomplishments speaks for itself.

From a new design to a complex restoration, you can rest assured that your project is in the right hands. With years of experience and outstanding planning and design expertise, our architects inspire confidence.

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PEOPLE was founded in early 2014 by Ron Unterreiner, VP Business Development for Rhodey Construction.

PEOPLE is a non-funded, non-profit, non-organization established for the primary purpose of introducing the minority contracting community to the majority contracting community. PEOPLE is among other things, a focused networking event allowing minority contractors to mix it up with General Contractors, majority subcontractors, professional organizations and owners and get to know each other and ultimately to work together on meaningful commercial construction projects in the St. Louis marketplace.

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The National Endowment for the Arts

Established by Congress in 1965, the NEA is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the NEA supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. Visit to learn more about NEA.

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The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) originally began as Women in Construction of Fort Worth, Texas. Sixteen women working in the construction industry founded it in 1953. Knowing that women represented only a small fraction of the construction industry, the founders organized NAWIC to create a support network. Women in Construction of Fort Worth was so successful that it gained its national charter in 1955 and became the National Association of Women in Construction. Today, NAWIC provides its members with opportunities for professional development, education, networking, leadership training, public service and more.

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KAI Design & Build

KAI Design & Build is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri with offices in Atlanta, Omaha, Dallas and San Antonio. We are a design & build firm performing architecture, engineering, and program management/construction management services nationwide.

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Bond Architects

Founded in 1992, Bond Architects offers one of the most diverse and respected design practices in the region. Located in St. Louis, Missouri, Bond Architects’ seasoned designers, technical architects and collaborative managers lead every effort, providing diverse knowledge and unprecedented service that is vital to the success of every project. The team that begins your project will complete your project. Bond Architects’ personal delivery method ensures management continuity, communication consistency and budget and schedule sensitivity.

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American Institute of Architects (AIA)

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) St. Louis is the local chapter of The American Institute of Architects, headquartered in Washington, DC. The AIA represents over 85,000 architects in the United States.

AIA St. Louis provides professional growth and development opportunities for its 780 architects and architectural interns members in the Eastern half of Missouri. It is the organized voice of the architect in St. Louis that provides support to members, advocates on issue affecting the profession and public safety and comments on policy regarding the built environment.

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Associated General Contractors of Missouri

The Associated General Contractors of Missouri represents commercial building, heavy, highway, industrial, and infrastructure contractors across the state of Missouri.

With over 500 member firms, our members perform every type of construction work imaginable, both within Missouri and across the United States.

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