Deaconess Associations Incorporated

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The Deaconess Foundation manages development activities and grant initiatives to support worthy causes that satisfy critical community health needs by investing in neighborhood-based care and services. 

Social Investments

Deaconess’ social investments reach people where they live and support otherwise unmet needs. Since 2012, Deaconess Foundation has made over $2.5 million in grants to community organizations that deliver measurable healthcare improvement in one of two focus areas: 

Enhancing Access

  • Deaconess Health Checks – primary care clinics for the underserved
    • School-based
      • Western Hills and Dater High Schools
    • Homeless to Homes Collaborative Shelters
      • City Gospel Mission, David & Rebecca Barron Center for Men, Esther Marie Hatton Center for Women
    • The Children's Home of Cincinnati
    • Children's Home of Northern Kentucky
  • Health Care Access Now (HCAN)
  • Deaconess Nursing Scholarships

Encouraging Wellness and Prevention

  • Boys & Girls Clubs Fit For Life
  • Talbert House Central Parkway Kitchen
  • Independent Transportation Network (ITN)
  • YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program
  • Heimlich Heroes

At the same time, we maintain a wide lens regarding how our work complements other regional healthcare initiatives, including: