In the spirit of our faith heritage, the mission of Deaconess Foundation is the improved health of the Metropolitan St. Louis Community and its people.
Deaconess Foundation visualizes a community that values highly the well-being of all children; that gives priority attention to the most vulnerable of its children; that is knowledgeable about the plight of its neediest children; and supports organizations and programs committed to meeting the needs of all children.
To pursue its vision, the Deaconess Foundation will be engaged with the St. Louis metropolitan community through the personal involvement of its board and staff and through focused grant making.
We believe a just society is essential for the full achievement of individual and community health.
We believe that positive health changes can occur through cooperative, intentional and well-planned efforts.
We believe the opportunity to serve is a gift with which we have been blessed, and all our interactions should embody that spirit.
We believe our tradition and history as a ministry of the United Church of Christ should inform and help shape our work.
We believe our decisions and actions should reflect a faith commitment based on God’s living presence in the world, continuing revelation, and call to servanthood.