Collaborative Launches $2 Million Regional Racial Healing Fund

Funding Will Support Racial Justice Movement in St. Louis June 11, 2020 Deaconess Foundation, Forward Through Ferguson, and Missouri Foundation for Health have collaborated to establish the St. Louis Regional Racial Healing Fund to invest in healing community trauma and changing the conditions that reinforce systemic racism. With a matching grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and a growing pool …

Deaconess Announces $2.2 Million Emergency Support for Black-Led Organizations

April 27, 2020 Deaconess Foundation is seeking to partner with local Black-led social service and social change organizations to invest a total of $2.2 million in support of COVID-19 relief and recovery efforts in the St. Louis region. The funding will support sustaining Black-led organization’s capacity to respond to community needs during the pandemic. The Equitable Relief and Recovery Fund …

Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson

National Network Names Deaconess Foundation’s Starsky Wilson for Highest Honor

April 24, 2020 ABFE: A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities, recently named the Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson, president and CEO of Deaconess Foundation in St. Louis, as recipient of its highest individual honor. He was designated the 2020 Ambassador James A. Joseph Lecturer on Philanthropy. The announcement came Friday, April 17, at the conclusion of a three-day annual conference hosted …