From 2004 to 2016, the Deaconess Impact Partnership was an organizational capacity building effort that strengthened the operations and leadership of child and youth-serving nonprofit organizations in the St. Louis region. Support was designed to help each organization better achieve its mission and improve outcomes for low-income children and families in St. Louis. The Foundation invested over $20 million in with more than 20 agencies, known as Impact Partners.
The Partnership aimed to:
- Build the sustainability of crucial child-serving nonprofits in St. Louis area;
- Strengthen leadership skills amongst nonprofit leaders and boards; and
- Model a more trusting and candid relationship between funders and grantees.
Citizens for Missouri’s Children
(dissolved in 2010)
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of St. Louis County
(merged with Voices for Children in 2011)