Blackbaud Grantmaking User Guides

Deaconess Foundation uses Blackbaud Grantmaking (BBGM) to accept proposals for grants. To support our partners and prospective partners in navigating the platform, we provide both a written and video guides walking applicants through accessing and using the system.

PLEASE NOTE: Both the written and video guides will be updated for applications released in 2023.

View Written Guide
Watch Video Guide

Funding Opportunities

Deaconess supports policy development, advocacy and organizing efforts that pursue positive systemic change for the well-being of children and families in the metropolitan region including Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois in alignment with Deaconess policy priorities. We expect efforts supported through these grants to propel our work and the movement for community well-being in alignment with our 100-year vision.

For questions, please email Program Manager, Deleshā George.

In alignment with our new Grantmaking Strategy, Deaconess will host mutliple learning sessions to review how to access new funding opportunities. The originally scheduled meeting dates and times are currently being revised. We thank you for your patience and will announce the new schedule soon, here on this page.

Tuesday, March 14, 2023
10:00-11:30 am


Tuesday, March 21, 2023
3:00-4:30 pm


Tuesday, March 28, 2023
1:00-2:30 pm