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Bryan Cave’s Tax-Exempt and Charitable Planning Team represents a wide range of tax-exempt organizations across the United States, from start-up charities with budgets of less than $25,000 to some of the largest tax-exempt organizations with billions of assets. Our Team assists hundreds of public charities, including charities that engage in health care, education, religious activities, amateur sports, and environmental activities, and charities that serve the elderly, disabled, indigent, children, and animals, to name just a few. Our Team represents hundreds of private foundations, including grant-making foundations, family foundations, company and employer-sponsored foundations, and operating foundations. Our Team represents numerous governmental entities and political subdivisions, trade associations, business leagues, chambers of commerce, social welfare organizations, lobbying organizations, social clubs, and title holding companies. The following is a small representative sample of our nonprofit and tax-exempt clients:

Arts and Cultural Institutions

  • Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
  • Colorado Springs Symphony
  • Denver Botanic Gardens, Inc.
  • Denver Zoological Foundation
  • Frederick Hart Foundation
  • Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Missouri Historical Society
  • Opera Theatre of St. Louis
  • Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts
  • St. Louis Science Center
  • The Magic House-St. Louis Children’s Museum
  • The Muny

Community, Civic Organizations

  • BioGenerator
  • City Arch River 2015 Foundation
  • Civic Progress
  • Dred Scott Heritage Foundation
  • Jefferson National Parks Association
  • Joplin Tomorrow
  • Missouri Technology Corporation
  • St. Louis Regional Crimestoppers
  • X PRIZE Foundation

Conservation Organizations

  • Charity: Water
  • Five for Water Foundation

Community Foundations

  • Aspen Valley Community Foundation
  • The Denver Foundation
  • LMC Community Foundation
  • Rose Community Foundation
  • YouthBridge Community Foundation

Corporate-Sponsored Charities

  • Anheuser-Busch Foundation
  • Babcock Power Disaster Relief and Emergency Hardship Fund
  • Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation
  • Emerson Charitable Trust
  • ESCO Technologies Foundation
  • Sears Scholarship Fund

Educational Institutions and Supporting Foundations

  • American Friends of the London Business School
  • The Colorado College
  • Colorado School of Mines Foundation
  • Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
  • Culver Academies
  • Denver Seminary
  • El Paso County School District No. 11
  • Eureka College
  • Forsyth School
  • John Burroughs School
  • Latin School of Chicago
  • National Endowment for Financial Education
  • Regents of University of Colorado
  • St. Louis Language Immersion Schools
  • St. Louis University
  • University of Colorado Foundation, Inc.
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Young Americans Education Foundation
  • Wheaton College

Family Foundations

  • Adolph Coors Foundation
  • Anschutz Foundation
  • Anschutz Family Foundation
  • Boettcher Foundation
  • Gates Family Foundation
  • Gill Foundation
  • Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation
  • Hunt Alternatives Fund
  • The Piton Foundation
  • Qwest Foundation
  • The Riggio Foundation
  • Sara Giles Moore Foundation

Health Care Organizations

  • BJC Healthcare Systems
  • Casa de Salud
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • DeKalb Regional Health System, Inc.
  • Denver Health and Hospitals Authority
  • Health Protection and Education Service
  • HealthONE Alliance
  • Mental Health Corporation of Denver
  • Mt. Sinai Hospital Medical Center of Chicago and Sinai Health System
  • NCH Healthcare System
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Signed Behavioral Health
  • Southeast Missouri Hospital
  • St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors
  • Visiting Nurse Association of Greater St. Louis

Human Services Organizations

  • American Red Cross – St. Louis Area Chapter
  • Bellefontaine Cemetery
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Denver, Inc.
  • Chicago House
  • Children of the Sahara Foundation
  • Community Partnership for Child Development (Head Start of El Paso County)
  • Community Corrections, Inc. (ComCor)
  • Darfur People’s Association of New York
  • Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Southern Illinois
  • Flawdog Adoption
  • Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri
  • Great Circle
  • Hope Communities, Inc.
  • Mid-America Transplant Services
  • Nest, Inc.
  • Operation Food Search
  • Project Home Again Foundation
  • Readers Act!
  • Smallbean, Inc.
  • The Spot
  • St. Louis Life
  • Young Women’s Christian Association National Capital Area

Religious Organizations

  • The Christian and Missionary Alliance
  • Episcopal Diocese of Missouri
  • Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability
  • David C Cook
  • CrossWorld
  • The Navigators
  • Far East Broadcasting Company
  • Awana Clubs International
  • Young Life
  • Leighton Ford Ministries
  • Compassion International
  • TEAM (The Evangelical Alliance Mission)
  • Christian Booksellers Association
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Biblica
  • The Salvation Army – Western Territory
  • YMCA of the Rockies
  • World Vision

Research Organizations

  • Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
  • Stowers Institute for Medical Research

Sports Organizations

  • Amateur Trapshooting Association of America
  • International Bowling Federation
  • Mountain West Conference
  • Pacific Coast League of Professional Baseball Clubs, Inc.
  • Tucson Trap and Skeet Club
  • United States Anti-Doping Agency  (USADA)
  • United States Olympic Committee (USOC)
  • United States Speedskating
  • United States Swimming, Inc.
  • United States Volleyball Association
  • United States Weightlifting Federation
  • USA Basketball
  • World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

Trade and Industry Associations, Chambers of Commerce

  • American Society of Transplantation
  • American Soybean Association
  • Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
  • Heavy Vehicle Electronic License Plate, Inc. (HELP)
  • Pedorthic Footwear Association

Our Team also works closely with other groups within the Firm, including the Life Sciences and Health Care Group (which advises numerous hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care organizations) and Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group (which advises numerous exempt pension and benefits plans).