When…Saint Louis University received three grants totaling $400,000 to expand its community outreach efforts, scientific research and clinical care? The $200,000, two-year grant from Emerson will support expanded community outreach and education programs that target African-American residents of North County and north St. Louis areas. The $150,000 gift from Francis and Ruth Stroble will expand breast cancer research. The $50,000, five-year grant will provide seed money for the only dental oncology program of its kind in St. Louis.

When…the Boeing Employee Community Fund granted $7,500 to Rainbow Village, a local nonprofit that provides homes for people with developmental disabilities? The money will go toward the down payment of a new house in Florissant. Pictured: Mike Rea and Jo-Ann Goldstein of Rainbow Village with Boeing Employee Community Fund board members William Locke Jr. and Brenda Hofer.

When…The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) received $15,000 from the Monsanto Fund? The donation will be used to provide scholarships to St. Louis area high school students. UNCF is the nation’s oldest and most successful minority higher education assistance program. Pictured: Ceairia Perry, Michele Holton, David Patin Jr., Aaron Shepard, John Armstrong Jr. of UNCF and Tangela Oatis

When…the National Council of Jewish Women-St. Louis Section (NCJW) opened the eighth annual Back-To-School Storetm. More than 800 underserved St. Louis schoolchildren ages 5 to 10 shopped for a brand-new back-to-school outfit and other supplies. Pictured, in front: Michelle Sherrod, NCJW president Sally Katzif, co-chairs Anna Poger, Jenny Abeles and Karen Goodman, and Sherri Goldman. In back: honorary co-chair Spring Glover, Doug McElevin and co-chair Dana Gaby.