A St. Louis Organization Dedicated to Community and Philanthropy
The R. Whittington Foundation is a resource for the region from St. Louis to Chicago. This charity organization is dedicated to philanthropy and positively impacting the lives of those underserved, overlooked and disenfranchised. Rickey Whittington is the founder of the Foundation and knows firsthand the heartbreak of growing up in a neighborhood ravaged by poverty, drugs and lack of opportunity, yet overcoming it all!
Dedicated to Empowering Today’s Youth
The R. Whittington Foundation is dedicated to empowering today’s youth and community to lead constructive and prosperous lives. This is accomplished by minimizing and eliminating some of the challenges faced in our surrounding communities such as poverty, quality educational opportunities, and equal access to resources.
We believe the change we seek starts with us. Over the last 20 years, the foundation has helped over 50,000 families during the holiday season, donated over 250,000 toys over the years at Christmas, and fed over 50,000 families throughout the year. The foundation also believes in quality education and has helped disperse over 145 full ride scholarships including room and board.
In addition to the full ride scholarships, the foundation has also appropriated over $20 million in scholarship money to local youth of St. Louis City County Schools. In a league of our own, we also host back to school drives giving out thousands of books, book bags, laptops, iPads and school supplies to students in the St. Louis metropolitan area.
Educational Scholarships for Youth in St. Louis and Chicago
The R. Whittington Foundation currently offers three different educational scholarship opportunities that include tuition, room and board and materials, to students who are demographically under-served. The foundation’s passion has resulted in 145 full-time college scholarships, worth more than 20 million dollars. We have partnered with local and national leaders, celebrities, corporations, and local universities to create scholarships that allow at risk youth the opportunity to go to college debt-free. Rickey believes that the future of our world rest in the hearts and minds of our young people. Therefore, he is adamant in his commitment to unlocking their potential and thereby their future. We are looking for scholars from the St. Louis area to Chicago who demonstrate passion, leadership, and actively pursue community involvement. Applicants should exhibit their commitment to giving back to disadvantaged communities.