Leadership Grants

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.

Partners will:

  • 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.

PROPOSAL DEADLINE

Application details will be available June 1.