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2021 Mission Grants

Since 2004, The Deaconess Community has granted over $2 million to ministries around the world who demonstrate:

  • A Gospel centered purpose that proclaims and furthers the reign of God among us;
  • A prophetic diakonia that commits itself to risk taking and innovative service;
  • Cooperative partnerships that invite participation, bridge divisions, and accompany others in mission;
    Inclusivity in mission that affirms the individual gifts of all people;
  • Stewardship that respects God’s gifts of time, talents, and resources.

Giving thanks for what more we can do together, we commit to partnering with our 2020 Grant Recipients as we work for justice and flourishing of all God’s Creation.

Read the Fall 2021 issue of The Deaconess Magazine with stories on 2021 new grants, renewing grants and a list of our grant partners.

2020 Mission Grants


Renewing Grants

Beloved Community Incubator,Washington DC
Creative Living Community of Connecticut, Manchester, CT
Earth Ministry, Seattle, WA
Foundation for Hope and Health in Haiti, Uniondale, New York, NY
Gathering Table, Kansas City, MO
Heart River Lutheran Church, Mandan, ND
Helping Overcome Poverty’s Existence, Inc. (HOPE), Wytheville, VA
Lower Lights Recovery, Columbus, OH

New Grants

Café Esperanza, Reading, PA
Faith On Foot/Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Rutland, VT
Family Promise of Tulsa County, Tulsa, OK
Joy Reigns Lutheran Church: Recovery Rental Asst. , Edgewater, MD
Evangelishches Diakoniewerk Gallneukirchen, Gallneukirchen, Austria
Poor People’s Campaign Maine, Bath, Maine
Nawakwa Growing Project/Lutheran Camping Corporation of Central PA, Arendtsville, PA
Together Lab of the Oregon Synod, ELCA, Portland, OR
The Well, Philadelphia, PA
Together Here, Northeastern Minnesota Synod, ELCA, Duluth, MN
WE CARE Team, St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Carlisle, PA
West View HUB/Community Life Enrichment Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA.