Deaconess Foundation is a private foundation committed to helping people in need build careers that sustain them and their families. We make grants to organizations and collaborate with others to strengthen employment in our community.
By supporting the individual organizations and contributing to the broader employment ecosystem, we aim to help develop individuals to enter into and progress along career pathways.
We believe that employment is the mechanism through which individuals in our community can exit poverty. Our focus on employment addresses one of our region’s most pressing challenges and fills a unique niche in local philanthropy.