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Deaconess Foundation Accepting Proposals for up to $600,000 in Community Investment Funding

Deaconess Foundation (Deaconess) is currently accepting proposals for up to $600,000 in community investment funding through its Mission-Related Investments initiative. The initiative provides low-interest loans to social impact organizations with exceptional capital management and a strong commitment to advancing the health and well-being of children and families in the St. Louis region. Social impact organizations include nonprofit service providers, advocacy groups, community development financial institutions (CDFIs), credit unions, nonprofit financial intermediaries, and social enterprises. Deaconess created Mission-Related Investments to expand community access to financial capital and subsequently, build local capacity to achieve positive outcomes for...
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August Newsletter | The People Win, Again

Deaconess Community, Last August we joined our Partners and hundreds of thousands of Missourians in celebration of a successful statewide campaign to expand Medicaid. Missouri voters approved the state constitutional amendment to expand access to health care to more than 270,000 Missourians with 53% of the vote. Under the measure, newly eligible adults would have...
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Nationally Recognized St. Louis Regional Racial Healing + Justice Fund Awards 21 Grants in Second Cycle

The Community Governing Board of the St. Louis Regional Racial Healing + Justice Fund (RHJF) today announced the Fund’s second cohort of community grant recipients, who are receiving a combined total of $394,489 in funding. The 21 grant partners will lead efforts to (1) heal individual and community trauma, (2) engage a broader range of residents in...
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July Newsletter | Leadership Transition

Deaconess Community, For the last eight months I have had the pleasure of supporting the thoughtful and intensive work of the Deaconess Foundation Executive Search Committee during our national search for a permanent chief executive. The search is now completed, and I extend heartfelt gratitude to our community partners, peer funders, Deaconess staff team and...
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