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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 underserved populations.
This year we were proud to award four grants - totaling $112,674.
Merced County Rescue Mission - $70,000
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.
Boys & Girls Club of Merced County - $17,674
Grant money is being used for the "More Members More Often" program aimed to stimulate children living in under-served neighborhoods to join and attend programs that the Boys & Girls Club offers. These programs promote how to make healthy lifestyle choices, increasing physical activity, as well as building character and leadership skills.
JMJ Maternity Homes - $15,000
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.
Girl Scouts - $10,000
Grant money will help sponsor 60 girls from a local Girl Scout chapter for a summer day camp that will focus on health and wellness education.
To learn more about Dignity Health's Community Grants Program or to apply for one of our community grants, click here