Friends of Fountain Park Welcomes You...

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Have you ever felt discouraged by the current state of your community or environment, and wished there was something more you could be doing to improve it? This desire is at the heart of our genesis.

 

Friends of Fountain Park (FoFP) is a St. Louis organization completely focused on bringing Neighborhood Stabilization to our community. The health and well-being of our Fountain Park neighborhood is at the forefront of what we’re working together towards.

Our programs and activities reflect our motivation to be a catalyst that helps community members reach their goals and fulfill their potential. Learn more about the positive impact we have and join us in bringing about positive change.

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Our Goal

Here at Friends of Fountain Park, we are driven by a single goal: to do our part in making St. Louis a better place for all. We are motivated by making a difference and having an emotional connection.

 

Our decision-making process is informed by comprehensive empirical studies, high quality data evaluation, and collaboration with existing neighborhood betterment organizations. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all of our pursuits.

Activities

Making A Difference

Food Collection & Distribution

Helping The Community

Friends of Fountain Park has organized to help address St. Louis' most difficult challenges. Food-insecurity is one of those challenges. FoFP will sponsor events throughout the year -- one of which is our weekly Ground Zero initiative (see Events page) -- to collect and distribute food to those in need.

 

We will also partner with other community outreach organizations, e.g., Better Family Life, the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, and Kingsway Development. These groups have continuously brought a ray of hope to the lives of countless St. Louis citizens through vital programs. Much positive change has taken place in this region, largely due to their efforts.  

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Neighborhood Beautification

Helping The Community

At Fountain Park, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing this issue. Revitalizing an area long neglected and crime-ridden is by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.

(Photo by Jason Gray)

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Neighborhood Stabilization

One Step at a Time

With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with the challenge of abandoned buildings -- havens for crime and corrupt activity.

 

“Open-Air Drug Markets” have ripped neighborhoods apart. These 'death zones' are home to drug addicts and prostitutes, where drugs are bought and sold in broad daylight and often in the presence of small children. But 'Ground Zero' operations have a proven track record of success. Ground Zero is a military term that describes the area most impacted.   
 

Our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact, but we can't do it without your support.  FoFP has partnered with Better Family Life, Inc. in this initiative. This organization has been setting up triage sites across the area and has had many positive outcomes from their Ground Zero operation. Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.

“Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.”

Voltaire

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