Early Childhood Education
Seeding the Future Grants are general operating funds awarded for one year to organizations with proposals that align with Deaconess’ intended impact. Funding supports organizational and civic infrastructure expansion, advancement of issue-specific public policies, and/or efforts impacting systems transformation through an intergenerational approach for the improved health and wellness of people in Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois. This grant is designed to cultivate a partnership pipeline for the Movement Transformation Cohort.
As part of trust-based philanthropy practices, Deaconess uses guided and ongoing discussions with our partners to identify progress and areas of support in lieu of a reporting process for this grant.
A list of Frequently Asked Questions will be provided here soon.
Request for Proposals Opening & Closing Dates
The online portal is now open and requests for proposals may be submitted on a rolling basis. To be considered for the monthly review, proposals must be submitted by 11:59 pm on the following dates:
- Friday, September 22, 2023
- Friday, October 20, 2023
- Friday, November 10, 2023
The 2024 quarterly submission deadlines are:
- Friday, February 23, 2024
- Friday, May 31, 2024
- Friday, August 30, 2024
- Friday, November 1, 2024
General operating awards will be between $15,000 and $20,000 annually.