Our mission

The Deaconess Foundation improves community health by investing in initiatives that provide healthcare access and education to at-risk populations in underserved communities.

Deaconess Foundation Grants Awarded

Greater Cincinnati Foundation $200,000 COVID-19 Relief Fund
The HealthCare Connection $200,000 Mt. Healthy Family Practice Health Center Dental Clinic
OneCity For Recovery $185,000 Addictions' Care Coordinator for Hamilton County
St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy $125,000 Primary Care for Patients in Need
Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation $111,000 Dental Clinic for the uninsured at the Good Sam Free Clinic in Price Hill
Cincinnati Health Network $100,000 McMicken Free Health Clinic Dental Clinic for the homeless
Primary Health Solutions $100,000 School-Based Health Center, Edgewood Schools - Butler County (a Deaconess Health Check)
Talbert House Health Center $100,000 Norwood School Based Dental Clinic
Talbert House $100,000 Integrated Health Clinic (coordinated behavioral health and primary care), Mt. Orab/Brown County
CincySmiles Foundation $85,000 CincySmiles Dental Road Crew Program for rural communities
Northern Kentucky Health Department $80,000 Urgent dental care for 25 - 30 undocumented children
Cincinnati Union Bethel $62,000 Integrated Health Services for Cincinnati Union Bethel's Off the Streets' Program
Primary Health Solutions $50,000 Mobile dental program for students in Butler County
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati $50,000 Fit for Life Program
The Care Center of Loveland $36,800 Primary Care Services at the Care Center, NorthStar Church, Loveland
Freestore Foodbank $25,000 Operating funds for Covid Relief food supplies
Meals on Wheels of Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky $20,000 Dental Hygiene Kits and education for 3,500 clients
Deaconess Health Check Mobile Van $701,450 Mobile Health Care for the underserved and uninsured population
GreenLight Fund of Cincinnati $100,000 Funding for Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) and Family Independence Initiative (FII) programs
Heimlich Heroes $53,689 Teaching kids to prevent, recognize and respond to a choking emergency with the Heimlich Maneuver ™
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati $50,000 Fit for Life Program
CincySmiles Foundation $50,000 Denture Lab (a Deaconess Health Check)
OneCity For Recovery $35,000 Start-up program for Addictions' Care Coordinator for Hamilton County
First Step Home $25,000 Maternal Addiction Program
City Gospel Mission $25,000 Hope House Rescue Mission, Middletown (a Deaconess Health Check)
City Gospel Mission $25,000 General Operations
Nursing & Allied Health Scholarships $8,000 Scholarships for those in Nursing or Allied Health programs
Valley Interfaith Community Resource Center $7,500 Operating Funds
Broken Bus Ministry $5,000 Operating Funds - Providing clothing and hygiene supplies for homeless in need
Rise Up News $5,000 Providing resources and solution-based information to people in county jails so they can prepare for life after release
Primary Health Solutions $300,000 School-Based Health Center, Middletown Schools (a Deaconess Health Check)
Heimlich Heroes $158,840 Teaching kids to prevent, recognize and respond to a choking emergency with the Heimlich Maneuver ™ - National expansion - Training for adults and older teens
GreenLight Fund of Cincinnati $100,000 Funding for Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) and Family Independence Initiative (FII) programs
Nursing & Allied Health Scholarships $51,000 Scholarships for those in Nursing or Allied Health programs
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati $50,000 Fit for Life Program
First Step Home $25,000 Maternal Addiction Program
Hamilton County Commissioner $25,000 Narcan distribution for the Opioid Crisis
Center for Respite Care $350,000 Providing medical care to the homeless needing a safe place to heal, assists in breaking the cycle of homelessness (a Deaconess Health Check)
St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy $300,000 Capital Campaign -Providing medications for the uninsured (a Deaconess Health Check)
Heimlich Heroes $265,813 Teaching kids to prevent, recognize and respond to a choking emergency with the Heimlich Maneuver ™ - National expansion
Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky $187,221 Burlington location behavioral health care (a Deaconess Health Check)
GreenLight Fund of Cincinnati $100,000 Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) and Family Independence Initiative (FII)
Nursing & Allied Health Scholarships $51,000 Scholarships for those in Nursing or Allied Health programs
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati $50,000 Fit for Life Program
Roy Lester Schneider Hospital $25,000 Hurricane Relief
Matthew 25 Minstries $25,000 Hurricane Relief
Heimlich Heroes $370,138 Teaching kids to prevent, recognize and respond to a choking emergency with the Heimlich Maneuver ™ - National expansion
Center for Addiction Treatment $300,000 Capital campaign, funded integrating primary care and addiction treatment (a Deaconess Health Check)
Primary Health Solutions $300,000 School-Based Health Center, Fairfield Schools (a Deaconess Health Check)
Talbert House $284,400 Two primary care clinics (Deaconess Health Checks in Walnut Hills and Western Hills)
YMCA $200,000 Diabetes Prevention Program
GreenLight Fund of Cincinnati $100,000 Funding for the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) and Family Independence Initiative (FII) programs
Nursing & Allied Health Scholarships $51,000 Scholarships for those in Nursing or Allied Health programs
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati $50,000 Fit for Life Program
University of Cincinnati Foundation $10,000 Sunflower Rev It Up fundraiser for Parkinson's Disease
ITN Greater Cincinnati $3,000 Independent Transportation Network, providing transportation for seniors and people with visual impariments within the greater Cincinnati area
Children's Home of Northern Kentucky $318,000 Covington location behavioral health care (a Deaconess Health Check)
Heimlich Heroes $232,517 Teaching kids to prevent, recognize and respond to a choking emergency with the Heimlich Maneuver ™ - National expansion - Spanish materials
Nursing & Allied Health Scholarships $101,000 Scholarships for those in Nursing or Allied Health programs
GreenLight Fund of Cincinnati $100,000 Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) and Family Independence Initiative (FII) initiatives
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati $50,000 Fit for Life Program
Cincinnati Recreation Commission $35,000 Fitness and Prevention - Rebuilding Roselawn's Walking Trail
3CDC $400,000 Capital campaign for three downtown homeless shelter health clinics (Deaconess Health Checks)  - Hatton Shelterhouse for women, Barron Shelterhouse for men, City Gospel Mission
Health Care Access Now $300,000 Health Care Coordination - connecting those in need with care providers
YMCA $200,000 Diabetes Prevention Program
Heimlich Heroes $163,549 Teaching kids to prevent, recognize and respond to a choking emergency with the Heimlich Maneuver ™ - National expansion
Nursing & Allied Health Scholarships $75,000 Scholarships for those in Nursing or Allied Health programs
ITN Greater Cincinnati $65,000 Independent Transportation Network, providing transportation for seniors and people with visual impariments within the greater Cincinnati area
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati $50,000 Fit for Life Program
Children's Home of Cincinnati $25,000 Primary health care services (a Deaconess Health Check)
Health Care Access Now $300,000 Health Care Coordination - connecting those in need with care providers
Western Hills and Dater High Schools $240,000 School-Based Dental Health Clinic at Western Hills/Dater High Schools (a Deaconess Health Check) - for students and the community
Heimlich Heroes $142,519 Teaching kids to prevent, recognize and respond to a choking emergency with the Heimlich Maneuver ™ - National expansion
Talbert House $88,209 Parkway Center's transitional housing for homeless men and veterans struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues. Major kitchen renovation.
ITN Greater Cincinnati $30,541 Independent Transportation Network, providing transportation for seniors and people with visual impariments within the Greater Cincinnati area
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati $25,000 Fit for Life Program
Western Hills and Dater High Schools $175,000 Capital and operations campaign, School-Based Dental Health Clinic at Western HillsHigh School/Dater High School Campus (a Deaconess Health Check)
ITN Greater Cincinnati $102,010 Independent Transportation Network, providing transportation for seniors and people with visual impairments within the greater Cincinnati area
Heimlich Heroes $90,500 Teaching kids to prevent, recognize and respond to a choking emergency with the Heimlich Maneuver ™ - Start up of program

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