Deaconess Impact Partnership

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:

  1. Build the sustainability of crucial child-serving nonprofits in St. Louis area;
  2. Strengthen leadership skills amongst nonprofit leaders and boards; and
  3. Model a more trusting and candid relationship between funders and grantees.

Impact Partners

Almost Home

Annie Malone Children and Family Service Center

Belle Children's Services of St. Louis Arc

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis

Christian Activity Center

Citizens for Missouri’s Children
(dissolved in 2010)

College Summit – St. Louis

Covenant House Missouri

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of St. Louis County 
(merged with Voices for Children in 2011)

De La Salle Middle School

Fathers' Support Center, St. Louis

Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition 

Loyola Academy

Maternal, Child & Family Health Coalition

Neighborhood Houses

Nurses for Newborns

SouthSide Early Childhood Center

Saint Louis Crisis Nursery     

University City Children’s Center

Voices for Children

Youth Learning Center