Deaconess Foundation recognizes that significant gaps in civic infrastructure, resources and power inhibit the health and well-being of children and families in the St. Louis region. Our Just for Kids strategy is designed to address these gaps by strengthening the region, system, and community’s capability to achieve positive outcomes through collaborative engagement and investment with diverse partners.
Special Health Grants honor heritage and mission of Deaconess Foundation and its donors to support health centers and nonprofit hospitals, kidney dialysis equipment, and rehabilitation services for children. For 2017, two opportunities include:
- Nonprofit Hospitals and Health Centers Grant: A one-time $50,000 grant will support nonprofit hospitals and health centers in their efforts to provide uncompensated care services for children and expand CHIP and Medicaid eligibility and services
- Child Rehabilitation Grant: A one-time $50,000 grant will support health care providers, primarily health centers and nonprofit hospitals in their efforts to provide uncompensated rehabilitation services for children
We expect efforts supported through Special Health Grants to align with and advance Deaconess’ policy priorities:
|Early Childhood Education||Justice and Equity
|Family Economic Mobility||Comprehensive Health Care|
|All children of the St. Louis region should enjoy full access to quality child care and education from birth to pre-kindergarten.||All children of the St. Louis region should receive just treatment under the law.||All families of the St. Louis region should achieve economic stability within one generation.||All children of the St. Louis region should have universal access to comprehensive mental, physical and dental care.|
Special Health Grants will be awarded in October 2017. Applications are due August 25, 2017.