Mercy Health Foundation Springfield Grants


Since 2001, Mercy Health Foundation Springfield has provided more than $17 million in assistance for Mercy programs and community projects. Grants funded to the community are made possible by charitable distributions from unrestricted funds that have been established within the Community Foundation of the Ozarks.

Mercy Health Foundation seeks proposals that are consistent with the mission, vision and strategic initiatives of Mercy.


We are the people of Mercy Health Ministry. Together, we are pioneering a new model of care. We will relentlessly pursue our goal to get health care right. Everywhere and every way that Mercy serves, we will deliver a transformative health experience.


As the Sisters of Mercy before us, we bring to life the healing ministry of Jesus through our compassionate care and exceptional service.

Areas of Focus

Priority is given to projects that focus on community health improvements and address the following:

  • Focus on disproportionate unmet needs by delivering care to the uninsured and underinsured
  • Emphasis on disease management through a focus on health environments and behaviors
  • Collaborative partnerships to ensure healthy communities
  • Measurable outcomes on health care in our community

Mercy Health Foundation does not provide funding for capital campaigns, building and renovation projects, marketing and public relations expenses, sponsorship requests or staff and personnel costs.


Mercy Health Foundation awards annual community grants up to $3,000. Applicants are notified of awards in October and awards are granted in November. Mercy Health Foundation requires within 12 months of awards, a detailed report and summary outlining how funds were used.
Organizations and agencies applying for funding in subsequent years for the same program or project must show program growth, success and updated objectives to be considered for additional funding. Grant awards for any one program are limited to three consecutive years of funding.

How to Apply

Grant applicants must complete the grant application and program budget provided below. Please do not make changes to the application and budget template. Completed applications must also include the requested supporting documents from the checklist.

Completed proposals should be e-mailed in one PDF file to Andrea Makoski. If you cannot submit the application electronically, print your completed application and supporting documents and mail to

Mercy Health Foundation
Attn: Andrea Makoski
3265 S. National Avenue
Suite 200
Springfield, MO 65807


Application packages will be returned for failure to include the following required documents:

  • Current letter indicating 501(c)(3) status
  • An audited project budget summary including all other funding or future support
  • A list of the organization’s board members and trustees
  • Organization’s mission statement
  • Please attach relevant project brochures or marketing materials (optional)

For more information, please contact Andrea Makoski at 417-820-6111 or 417-820-9252.