A closed pool accessible ONLY to former Deaconess Impact Partners (DIP), Ecosystem Grants will support the efforts of chief executives of strong child-serving organizations as they engage the field to shift policy and align actions for the well-being of children.
- sustain the capacity-building culture enhanced by previous Deaconess DIP investment by requiring fidelity to strategic planning, board development, succession planning, financial modeling and diversity, equity and inclusion practices within their organizations;
- incentivize leadership within networks and systems to strengthen the region’s capability to achieve better outcomes for children and youth;
- participate in peer learning opportunities that focus on readiness for systemic change, including a retreat for chief executives only;
- and participate in ongoing assessment and evaluative efforts of Deaconess Foundation programs.
One year grants of up to $10,000 will be available to former Deaconess Impact Partners.
Application details will be available June 1.