Funding Opportunities


Strengthen the region's capability to achieve positive outcomes for children and youth through collaborative engagement and investment with diverse partners to improve systems and sustain actions that have long-term impact on the health and well-being of children. 

Deaconess Foundation envisions a community that values the health and well-being of all children and gives priority attention to the most vulnerable. In addition to its signature organizational capacity building program, the Deaconess Impact Partnership, in 2016 Deaconess funded non-profit advocacy for children, collective impact efforts and community mobilization. Unique, multi-year opportunities also exist for mission-related investment and expanding children’s health.

Information for the 2016 Annual Grant Cycle is now available.  Click here for more information »

Deaconess Small Grants are available throughout the year.  Click here for more information.  


Scholarship Grants

In recognition of Deaconess’s long history of health education and in keeping with the wishes of certain past donors, grant funds are provided each year for scholarships to assist nursing students. These grants are administered through a partnership with the Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis and the St. Louis American Foundation. Click here for more information »


Learn more about the Deaconess philanthropic response to St. Louis County civil unrest here.

Congregational Grants

Annually, Deaconess invites United Church of Christ congregations to submit grant requests for funding of projects related to youth, community health or capacity building. The amount of the grants is limited to a maximum of $1,500 each. Approval is given by the Grants Committee within the limits of the budget established by the Board.