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Your Gift Is Important To Us!

Pathways to Independence (PTI) relies upon the generous support of the public to fund our operations. Funding from the St. Louis Office for Developmental Disability Resources and Developmental Disability Resource Board of St. Charles County cover between 15-17% of our budget. A growing number of private foundations have partnered with us to continue our mission.  As the ONLY organization throughout the St. Louis area specifically targeting adults with complex learning disabilities, donations of all amounts are appreciated.  As a 501(c)(3) organization as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service, your contribution is fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

  • Pathways to Independence is proud to be a Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accredited Charity, 1 of approximately 200 in the region to earn this distinction out of over 1,100 charities reviewed by the BBB.  Accredited Charities must meet 20 standards deemed to be essential for good business practices by nonprofit organizations.
  • Pathways to Independence is also a Guidestar 2014 Top-Rated Non-Profit.

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Support Levels

  • Leadership Gift – Gifts exceeding $3,000
  • Millenial Society – Gifts exceeding $1,000
  • $555- Average for 1 person to receive 3 months of support
  • $370 -Average for 1 person to receive 2 months of support
  • $185 – Average for 1 person to receive 1 month of support
  • $90 – Average for 1 person to receive 3 hours of support
  • $__________  other.

Please mail your gift to:

Pathways to Independence
200 South Hanley, Suite 103
Clayton, MO 63105

Corporate Matching Contributions

Many companies will “match” contributions made by their employees to organizations such Pathways to Independence. Your employer’s Human Resource Department can tell you whether your gift is eligible for corporate matching funds. Find out today whether you can double your gift to Pathways to Independence. Click STL Corporate Matching Programs for a listing of local companies with matching gift programs as of 2011.

Give to PTI while you shop!

Go to our Amazon Smiles link and shop as you normally would on Amazon.

Shop at Schnucks regularly?  Sign up for the eScrip program, choose Pathways to Independence as your charity and Schnucks will donate a portion of your purchase to PTI every time you shop.

Corporate Sponsorships

Pathways to Independence will host fundraising events throughout the year. Corporations and civic organizations may show support of our cause through sponsorship of these events including; Toast to Independence, Trivia Night and Pitch for Developmental disABILITIES. For more information on Partnership Opportunities, please contact our offices at 314-863-0202 x1 or email Development Manager, Liz Cotrrell at

Please help us promote positive social skills and social networking, help to improve self-reliance, self-confidence and work towards team building so our clients may achieve positive work experiences and a balanced and rewarding leisure lifestyle.

A partial list of corporations and businesses that have recently partnered with us include (Value of at least $250):

Bartels & Missey Construction 
Billy Goat Chip Co.
Bowersox Insurance Agency
Design and Detail
Document & Network Technolgies
Galanis Cataract & Laser Eye Center
Grey Eagle Distributors
Hillside Animal Hospital
KDR Designer Showrooms
Laureen Wilder Designs
Lodging Hospitality Management
Markway Construction
Mesa Cycles
Miken Technologies
Peoples National Bank
Safety National Corporation
Sevens Dental
Stinson Leonard Street
Transitional Life Solutions
Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.
The Wellington Group
Willis Towers Watson

Your Gift is Tax Exempt

Pathways to Independence is a tax exempt entity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations to Pathways to Independence are exempt from income tax to the extent permitted by law. Copies of our IRS tax exemption letter are available upon request.

Make a Lasting Gift From Your Estate or Trust

To plan a charitable bequest from your estate or trust, to make an anonymous gift, or for more information, contact us at

Thank you in advance for your support!