St. Louis Builds Credit (STLBC) is a citywide credit building initiative that seeks to use credit building as a lever to open doors for St. Louisans to achieve a prime credit score, build wealth, and promote financial health. We believe that credit building can be a tool for tackling income inequality and decreasing the racial wealth gap. Our vision is that credit is a force that brings about financial justice and economic dignity for every St. Louisan.
STLBC is led by Prosperity Connection in partnership with Equifax Foundation, Dutchtown South Community Corporation, Justine PETERSEN, and Small Business Empowerment Center. Working with our network of community partners, we provide St. Louisans with increased access to the tools they need to build a prime credit score, including free credit building workshops, free financial coaching, and safe credit building products. We also work with funders, financial institutions, credit bureaus, and other leaders in the industry to advocate for consumer-focused systems change. Most of all, we’re on a mission to make credit work for everyone.