Deaconess Foundation is a private foundation committed to helping those with the least wealth and opportunity in Cuyahoga County prepare for, get and keep jobs. 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.