Focus on Health

Fall 2020

Deaconess Associations Foundation Awards $1,069,800 in Grants to Provide Healthcare Services to the Underserved








This philanthropic arm of Deaconess Associations, Inc. funds initiatives which provide primary care, oral health, and behavioral health services to the underserved.

Eight area organizations were recently awarded grants for oral health service initiatives:




















These four area organizations were awarded grants to support primary care services:











“Providing increased access to primary care and oral health services is a critical component of a
person’s overall health and well-being," observed Tony Woods, Executive Chairman of the Foundation. "We’re very pleased that these initiatives will serve a diverse group of individuals who would otherwise go without much-needed healthcare.”

The need is great. Out of the 2.2 million people in Deaconess' nine county grant focus area, 39% (872,498) fall into the federal poverty threshold. Over half are not served by health centers and about 7,000 are homeless; numbers are on the rise. Deaconess Associations Foundation invests in advancing access to health care services for those most in need. Advancing health, advancing people.


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