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July Newsletter | The Heartland

The Heartland of America, at the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers is home to Deaconess Foundation and our mission. The great Mississippi River unites the east and west, connecting Illinois and Missouri. Since Deaconess Foundation began grantmaking in 1998, our bi-state footprint has included St. Clair, Madison and Monroe Counties in Illinois and...
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June Newsletter | Rest is Restorative, Healing

Greetings Deaconess Community, Last month, I had the opportunity to provide input in a recurring column I have at the St. Louis American. The newer phenomenon known as quiet quitting has been on mind my lately and I’d like to share my thoughts with you below. Originally published: May 7, 2023. See here. When you...
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Deaconess Foundation Awards $100,00 to Advance Public Policy Change in Social and Emotional Wellbeing for Youth, Paid Sick Leave, and Increased Wages

Alive & Well Communities and Missouri Jobs with Justice will each receive funding to advance systemic change through grassroots advocacy, community organizing and civic engagement ST. LOUIS – Deaconess Foundation (Deaconess) announced the recipients of its 2023 Policy Campaign/Collaborative Grant to advance sustainable systemic change in key issue areas, namely social and emotional wellbeing for...
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Deaconess Foundation Launches Institute for Black Liberation

The leadership development program provides Black Diaspora people in the Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois region with an opportunity to heal from racial trauma and grow as leaders who will pursue a just future ST. LOUIS (May 26, 2023) – Deaconess Foundation (Deaconess) today announced the launch of its Institute for Black Liberation (the Institute),...
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