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 St. Louis City, St. Louis, Jefferson, St. Charles and Franklin Counties in Missouri.

In this edition of our eNewsletter, we are highlighting community organizations, leaders and partners in Southern Illinois committed to organizing, mobilizing, and advocating for systems transformation and racial justice and equity.

We are grateful for the wisdom of our partners, neighbors, and trustees who reside in Illinois and inform our work. Together, we are stronger, sharing resources and a community, all for the purpose of the improved health of the community and its people.

Read the full July eNewsletter here.