Annie's Hope - The Bereavement Center for Kids (St. Louis, MO)


  • Name:Mrs. Ellen Hugge
  • Title:Grants Manager

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Annie's Hope - The Bereavement Center for Kids
  • Address:1333 W. Lockwood
    Suite 104
    St. Louis, MO 63122
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:3149655015
  • Main fax:3149181438

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  • Mission:
  • Annie’s Hope-The Bereavement Center for Kids, formerly the St. Louis Bereavement Center for Young People, is committed to our mission of providing comprehensive support services to children, teens and families who are grieving the death of someone significant. We aim to improve the health and well-being of grieving children throughout the St. Louis area by teaching them coping skills and facilitating the healing process. The goals of our organization are to: help children and teens normalize the grieving process; provide a safe forum to explore grief without judgment; connect fellow grievers to each other; introduce effective and positive coping strategies; and encourage family communication. We strive to maintain and grow the most comprehensive bereavement center focused solely on the needs of grieving children, adolescents and their families in St. Louis and the surrounding communities.

  • History:
  • The mission of Annie’s Hope is to provide comprehensive support services to children, teens and their families who are grieving the death of someone significant. We aim to improve the health and well-being of grieving children throughout the St. Louis area by teaching them coping skills and facilitating the healing process. Annie’s Hope was founded in 1998 by Rebecca Sloan Byrne, RN, who has thirteen years' experience caring for kids with cancer and other life threatening diseases. Within thirteen years, Annie's Hope has: (1) grown to support over 2,500 children and families in the St. Louis area, (2) increased its budget from $60,000 to over $330,000 from 2002 to 2011, and (3) grown to have a Board of Directors, Junior Board and Annie’s Angels (Family Served Board) all full of dedicated, hard working members. Annie’s Hope provides services at no charge to bereaved families, although donations are welcome. Programs are funded through individual donations, fundraisers, foundation grants and corporate sponsorships. The staff of Annie’s Hope includes the Executive Director, as seven part-time paid staff members. To date, Annie’s Hope has over 300 hard-working, dedicated volunteers. Services include (1) eight-week support groups; (2) School Support and Education; (3) Camp Courage; (4) Horizons, an anticipatory grief program; (5) teen retreats; (6) a speaker’s institute; (7) family socials; (8) a community resource library; (9) grief referral services; and (10) our Holiday Hope & Healing Gathering.

  • Year established:1998
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:6
  • Advisory board size:0
  • Staff size:9


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:43-1801433

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:431801433
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% RECECCA S BYRNE
  • Organization Address:1333 W LOCKWOOD AVE 106
  • Organization City:ST LOUIS
  • Organization State:MO
  • Organization Zip:63122-4817
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:March, 1998
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):994, 408
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code, Community service organization
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:P20
  • Asset Amount:$338,200
  • Asset Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • Income Amount:$607,599
  • Income Code:5 ($500,000 - $999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$581,503
  • Last Updated:3/23/2018 3:58:20 am

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