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Deaconess Foundation is a collaborative partner in philanthropic efforts that strengthen the human services sector in Cuyahoga County.

Who We Are

Deaconess Foundation is a private foundation committed to helping Cuyahoga County’s most disadvantaged residents prepare for, get and keep jobs. We make grants to organizations and collaborate with others to strengthen employment in our community.

What We Hope

By supporting the performance of individual organizations and the broader network that strengthens employment, we aim to contribute to a system that helps every individual who wants a job to get and keep one.

Our Focus

We believe helping disadvantaged people get and keep jobs is a powerful way to simultaneously attack many challenges they face and affect positive change in their own lives. Our focus on employment addresses one of our region’s most pressing challenges and fills a unique niche in local philanthropy.

Applying For A Grant? Learn About Our Process.