St. Louis Children
face many challenges...

While St. Louis is often known as a great place to raise a family,
that perception is hardly a reality for families living in poverty.

Deaconess Opens “Just for Kids” Funding Opportunities

$5 MILLION AVAILABLE FOR CHILD ADVOCACY AND RACIAL EQUITY   

March 27, 2017 – In April, Deaconess Foundation will host three public meetings to introduce its funding strategy and grant opportunities to local non-profit leaders. Applications for funding will open on April 17th. Organizations that serve, advocate or organize for children and youth and the issues that impact them should attend to learn about new grant programs, mission-related investments and partnership opportunities...

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Building a Community Just for Kids: Deaconess' Commitment to Racial Equity

By Rev. Starsky D. Wilson

In April of 2014, more than 120 advocates, practitioners and academics gathered in St. Louis’ Grand Center District to discuss research and their experiences helping children. They quickly realized there wasn’t a

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