Investing in Community Health Initiatives

The Deaconess Foundation invests in community health initiatives that provide healthcare access and education to at-risk populations. Since 2012, the Foundation has made nearly $14 million in grants to deliver measurable improvements in community health. 

Our focus is on programs and grants that: 

  • Meet the basic healthcare needs of at-risk populations
  • Educate consumers to help them make better and healthier decisions
  • Encourage prevention
  • Promote a higher quality of life
  • Fill voids in treatment
  • Build alliances among community providers who share our mission


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Improving Access to Primary Care Services

Deaconess has a rich history of investing in initiatives which provide access to health care services for the underserved and at-risk population. Your grant proposal should explicitly address the following purpose:

To provide access to primary care health services to the underserved and at-risk population. This may include an expansion of current programs or the addition of new initiatives. 

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Proposal Deadline: September 25, 2020
Decisions Communicated: October 30, 2020


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Improving Access to Oral Health Services    

Proposal deadline has passed.
Decisions will be communicated September 25, 2020

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Deaconess Health Check clinics operate in underserved neighborhoods, reducing emergency room costs and improving overall community health. There are currently 16 Deaconess Health Check Centers in Greater Cincinnati. Services include primary care, vision services, dental care or pharmacy depending on the location.

Health Check Locations:

  • Barron Shelterhouse for Men
  • Center for Respite Care
  • City Gospel Mission
  • Children’s Home of Cincinnati
  • Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky – Burlington campus
  • Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky – Covington campus
  • Cincy Smiles
  • Fairfield Schools
  • Hatton Shelterhouse for Women
  • Hope House Rescue Mission
  • Middletown Schools
  • St. Vincent de Paul – Bank Street
  • Talbert House – Walnut Hills
  • Talbert House – Western Hills
  • Western Hills/Dater High School

Boys and Girls Club of Cincinnati “Fit for Life” Program

Greenlight Fund of Cincinnati’s Center for Employment Opportunities and Family Independence Initiative

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