Arch Grants is a nonprofit organization that is building a new economy by providing $50,000 equity-free grants and pro bono support services to entrepreneurs who locate their early-stage businesses in St. Louis.
Through a competitive startup competition, Arch Grants retains and attracts the most innovative entrepreneurs to the St. Louis region.
This program is an aggressive effort to inspire the next generation of employers, civic leaders, and philanthropists for St. Louis.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Arch Grants’ mission is to transform the economy in St. Louis by attracting and retaining extraordinary entrepreneurs.
Since 2012, Arch Grants has awarded more than $11 million in cash grants to attract or retain 207 early-stage businesses in St. Louis, invigorating the city’s startup scene with new talent and ideas and helping to shape the future economy of the region.
Of the total cash grants, more than $10 million has been awarded through Arch Grants’ annual Startup Competition and $600,000 has been awarded in in non-dilutive grants through Growth Grants.
Through its program, Arch Grants’ portfolio companies have gone on to create over 2,300 jobs in the St. Louis region, generate over $479 million in revenue and attract over $411 million in follow-on capital.