Dutchtown South Community Corporation


Dutchtown South Community Corporation (DSCC)’s mission is to advance neighborhood vitality through community empowerment, housing stabilization and real estate development. Their work addresses disparities faced by marginalized communities in the Dutchtown, Marine Villa, Mount Pleasant, Gravois Park, and Benton Park West neighborhoods of the City of St. Louis. The majority of residents are Black, are paid low wages, and face multiple environmental challenges that are compounded by poverty including limited access to adequate health care and other necessities. DSCC works closely with local organizations to combat the effects of environmental racism that disproportionately impact residents. Together they create community-based, policy solutions to hold elected officials accountable.

Deaconess Foundation provides funding to DSCC through its Responsive Grant portfolio to support general operations. Learn more about DSCC here.