Grant Application Process

Apply for a Grant from Ameren Missouri

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Our goal is to continually enhance the quality of life in the communities we serve. To help accomplish that goal, our contributions may support:  

  • Environment - Supporting initiatives that preserve and protect our natural resources 
  • Youth and Education - Delivering programming and resources that give our young people every opportunity for success
  • Civic and Community - Assisting organizations whose services are focused on improving the quality of life for residents and businesses in our communities
  • Health and Human Services - Providing resources needed to help our most vulnerable citizens live productive, physically and socially active lives
  • Arts and Culture - Creating vibrant, culturally diverse communities that give residents opportunities for enrichment

To apply for a grant please fill out the online application form and review all the requirements below. 

  • Grants are limited to organizations in the Ameren Missouri service area.
  • To qualify for a grant, organizations must be tax-exempt as described in the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Individuals, political organizations or candidates, and religious or similar groups generally do not qualify for an Ameren Missouri non-profit grant.

Applications less than $5,000 

  • Cover letter that includes the amount of grant requested
  • IRS determination letter certifying 501(c)(3) status 

Applications more than $5,000 

  • Cover letter that includes the amount of grant requested
  • IRS Form 990 for most recent fiscal year must be verified and filed
  • IRS determination letter certifying 501(c)(3) status
  • If the grant is for a specific project, provide detailed budget for project, including income and expenses 
  • List of Board members and executive officers, including titles and affiliations
  • Most recent annual report or other literature summarizing programs

There is no deadline for submitting a grant application, however, applications received after Dec. 1 may be reviewed during the following year. Paper applications and emailed applications are no longer accepted. All grant requests must be submitted via the online application database.

The application review process generally takes 4-6 weeks. If you have any questions please contact

Non-Monetary Contributions  
Ameren Missouri also provides limited support to nonprofit organizations in the form of surplus materials, such as office furnishings, computers and other items that have been removed from service. The same application steps are required for non-monetary contributions. 

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