By Mercy's Tina Rockhold
Caring for people extends far beyond Mercy’s bricks and mortar. And thanks to $600,000 in Mercy grants, well over 100,000 lives will be touched and enriched within the next year.
This year, 32 social service agencies across four states will receive grants as part of the Mercy Caritas and Catherine McAuley Area of Greatest Need grant programs. Mercy Caritas (caritas meaning “charity” in Latin) was established by Mercy in 1987 to provide funds to health and human services programs that meet unique community needs.
Now in its 28th year of operation, Mercy Caritas is providing a total of $500,000 in grants to the recipients listed below. The Catherine McAuley fund offers an additional $100,000 in grants funding supported by Mercy co-workers as part of the annual Mercy Way campaign.
The money is awarded to programs in communities where Mercy serves. This year’s recipients include: