We can’t change the world by ourselves. Partnering with others who share our vision and values is the only way to bring about real improvements in the health care system. Dignity Health's Community Grants Program is one way we are working with others to increase access to quality care.
Each year, Mercy Medical Center participates in the Dignity Health Community Grants Program, which focuses on supporting non-profit community organizations whose mission is to provide access to health care services for under-served populations.
This year we were proud to award four grants - totaling $141,906.
2020 Community Grant Recipients
Merced County Rescue Mission - $85,406
Grant money is being used for the "Hope Respite Care"program, which provides temporary housing and aid for patients who have been discharged from the hospital but have no place to stay.
JMJ Maternity Homes - $27,500
Provides homeless pregnant women with basics such as food, shelter, and clothing. They also assist them with finding medical and mental health services, referrals and transportation for social services, in home programs, classes, and other support services in a safe, nurturing, homelike environment.
Alpha Pregnancy - $15,000 National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - $14,000
Offer trained peer counselors to listen to concerns and questions about pregnancy, abortion, STD’s and related issues at no cost. Other services they provide include limited ultrasound, parenting classes, community referrals, and more.
A volunteer self-help education, support and advocacy group for family members, consumers, and friends of people afflicted with serious neurobiological diseases/disorders. They advocate at the county, state and national levels for non-discriminatory access to quality healthcare, housing, education and employment for people with mental illness with the goals of educating the public about mental illness, eliminating the stigma of mental illness, and increasing funding for research into the causes and treatment of mental illness.
Dignity Health's Community Grants Program
To learn more about Dignity Health's Community Grants Program or to apply for one of our community grants, click here