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

RALEIGH, NC

CINCINNATI, OH

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 near Greater Cincinnati

Northern Kentucky Health Department

$80,000

Urgent dental care for 25 - 30 uninsured children in Northern Kentucky's Covington Independent Public Schools

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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