The principal activity of the Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation is putting scholarship dollars and families together to create the opportunity for St. Louis children in great need to attend the school of their choice.


In 1991, visionary Catholic leaders formed the Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation to address declining enrollment and increasing operational costs for Catholic schools in the City of St. Louis. The Foundation was established as a separate, nonprofit corporation overseen by a board of directors and operated by an executive staff.

Today, the Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation serves families of all faiths and offers full and partial tuition assistance scholarships to children attending both Catholic and non-Catholic schools. Determination and substantial funding support provided by the Foundation have allowed many bright, energetic young learners to experience – some for the first time – the exhilaration that comes with personal accomplishment and achievement in school. The generosity of individuals and corporations, along with community leaders, educators and the Archdiocese of St. Louis, continues to transform the educational landscape. The Foundation is a driving force that can be seen and felt in the lives of those who are helped.


The vision of the Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation is to change the future by providing hope, opportunity, a choice and a chance for children and their families. It is to awaken the community to the fact that the future of children – all children – is everyone’s responsibility.

Working together, we can make this vision a reality.

We can change the future, one child at a time.

Teach a kid to fish...

Our community of treasured benefactors provides scholarship assistance that allows students to create successful futures through education. From one-time gifts to ongoing support, your involvement is transforming the life of a child.


Your generosity is a vote of confidence in the Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation’s efforts to provide the very best educational opportunities to underserved elementary school students. No matter what size, every contribution is important.

There are many ways to make a tax-deductible gift to support the Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation.

Ways to Give to TTEF


Your gift will to go toward supporting the cost of a one year scholarship at $2,000 for an existing scholarship recipient.

Adopt a Student

Adopt a kindergarten student for a year or all the way through 8th grade graduation. One year scholarships are $2,000 and full scholarships are $18,000.

Unrestricted Gifts

Consider making a gift as a tribute or a memorial of family, friends, or beloved teacher or staff member and allow TTEF to use your gift where there is most needed.

Archbishop's Gala

Enjoy a nice dinner to benefit the Scholarship Programs. Sponsor the event, sponsor the reception, sponsor a table or purchase individual tickets.

Planned Giving & Other Opportunities

Consider including TTEF in your estate planning, charitable trusts or other financial plans. For more information regarding planned giving options contact Sharon Gerken.

“The greatest success we’ll know is helping others succeed and grow.”

– Gregory Scott Reid

Here are some statistics.

The Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation continues to accelerate the hopes and dreams of thousands of young people in St. Louis.

$90 million has been raised for scholarship assistance since inception.

4,200 children received assistance from Today and Tomorrow programs during the 2016–2017 academic year.

$12 million in scholarships was awarded in 2015–2016 alone and made Today and Tomorrow the 4th largest scholarship organization in the United States.

2015 Survey Results

100% of our recipients have graduated from the 8th grade.

97% have graduated from high school.

93% were accepted into college preparatory high schools.

84% are attending college prep high schools.

100% were accepted into post-secondary schools.

Take a minute to change a life.