Deaconess Foundation provides resources to increase the ability of individuals in Cuyahoga County with the least wealth and opportunity to prepare for, obtain, and maintain employment. Deaconess Foundation is a collaborative partner in philanthropic efforts that strengthen the human services sector in Cuyahoga County.
Deaconess Foundation aspires to be a collaborative philanthropic supporter of our grantees. We are committed to learning, leading and supporting efforts that advance our mission.
We believe that people have the inherent capacity to effect positive changes in their lives, in their organizations, and in their communities.
We embrace the values of the United Church of Christ, including compassion, justice, equality, and inclusiveness.
We believe that a dedicated group of active Trustees with a diversity of opinion, perspective, experience, and skills is essential to an effective grantmaking process.
We fulfill our mission through a grantmaking process that places mission fit at the forefront.
We are diligent stewards of the funds entrusted to us.
We demand ethical and responsible behavior of ourselves and our grantees.
Through mindful actions and words, we foster open, respectful relationships with our grantees and with each other.
We depend upon the work of our grantees to achieve our mission.
We honor our grantees as trusted colleagues by valuing their expertise and celebrating their accomplishments and dedication.
We encourage cooperation and collaboration within the nonprofit community to improve quality and efficiency.