What is Venture Philanthropy?

PRESENTATION October 1, 2015

Speaker / Author

Ginger Imster

Executive Director, Arch Grants

Ginger Imster, CFRE, has over 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Currently, Ginger is the executive director of Arch Grants, a nonprofit that awards $50,000 equity-free grants to for-profit startups that headquarter in St. Louis. Arch Grants sponsors a year-round Global Startup Competition which leverages entrepreneurship and philanthropy to attract and retain talent in St. Louis. Arch Grants has awarded $3.6 million to 65 startups since 2012. Over 90 percent of those businesses are still active, and 88 percent of the businesses that are still active remain in St. Louis. Arch Grants Recipients have gone on to create over 275 jobs, generate ... Read More