Our Mission

Supporting Women Since 1883. Donate Today. 

Dear Friend of The Woman's Exchange,

Thanks to your incredible generosity, we continue to make a positive impact on our Saint Louis community in our banner 140th year of service! Founded in 1883, by women for women, The Woman's Exchange of St. Louis is a volunteer-led nonprofit organization. We are proud to share that 140 years later, The Exchange is thriving and steadfastly committed to our mission of helping those in need lead financially stable and productive lives.


  • Living Artists: We provide materials at cost, a marketplace and inventory management empowering artists to earn a livable income. Over 100 artisans completed 16,000 hours of work in 2022.
  • Early Entrepreneurs: We offer access to a commercial grade kitchen, retail storefront and business training allowing female entrepreneurs to grow. In the past year, two entrepreneurs successfully launched their food businesses from our kitchen and now operate independently.
  • Refugees & Immigrants: Through our Immigrant Training Program, we offer on-site training, social support services, language translation and transportation assistance. In 2022, the ITP program supported four participants.


    The future is bright and with your support we can maximize our impact! In the coming year we would like to expand our reach by serving more artists, female entrepreneurs and refugees as well as increasing our employee development programs. We are a strong organization led by dedicated women working to help others better themselves. With this in mind, we humbly ask you to please join us in furthering our mission by making a donation today. Please consider a gift of $140 (or more!) in celebration of our milestone anniversary.

    Donate today!


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