Founded in 2015, Thread STL was created by and for community change makers. Members share a commitment to community partnership as an expectation for sustainable, impactful community change, as well as a commitment to learning and development. Thread STL primarily seeks to serve those whose role is to lead or manage a community partnership—in a full-time, part-time, or unpaid capacity—and those who provide crucial resources to support community partnerships, including funders, advocates and advisors. It is governed by a 6-member Steering Committee comprised of Thread members. This community includes over 70 practitioners representing more than 45 partnerships from across the St. Louis region.