Current Initiatives

Mercy Foundation has several areas of ongoing philanthropic focus:

Dignity Health Cancer Institute of Greater Sacramento creates hope, courage and strength for cancer patients by guiding them and their families through their journey in a compassionate, healing environment. Charitable support helps fund bringing comprehensive, patient-centered cancer care to the Sacramento region.

Dignity Health Heart & Vascular Institute of Greater Sacramento provides world-class heart and vascular care in the Sacramento region and beyond. Philanthropy will enable the Institute to continue invest in capital improvements, preventive programs, and innovative technology and equipment so as to continue to expand its reach into a growing number of communities.

Dignity Health Neurological Institute of Northern California is the region’s premier provider and recognized leader of specialty neuroscience services and patient care. Funds are needed to purchase equipment; expand the Dignity Health Telemedicine Network; grow diversified specialty clinics; and support under- and uninsured patients who otherwise could not afford life-saving neurological care.

The Fight Against Human Trafficking. As the world’s second largest and fastest growing criminal industry, human trafficking is a challenge in our community and across the globe. Dignity Health is committed to the prevention and intervention of human trafficking and to helping survivors find a way out. Support to the Fight Against Human Trafficking initiative will help provide special training for health care providers to recognize the signs of trafficking in their patients and to provide referrals to community organizations that serve survivors.

Cristo Rey High School Sacramento provides a Catholic, college preparatory education to motivated students with limited financial means seeks funding to relocate to a larger campus.

Sacramento Loaves & Fishes serves our region’s neediest individuals. Friendship Park houses services that have evolved to where improved, permanent space is crucial. Mercy Foundation seeks donors to help relocate and enlarge Friendship Park, which will become the heart of Loaves & Fishes’ campus.


While these areas of support are Mercy Foundation’s current priorities, we welcome donations to all Sacramento area ministries supported by the Sisters of Mercy, including Dignity Health hospitals:  Mercy General Hospital, Mercy Hospital of Folsom, Mercy San Juan Medical Center and Methodist Hospital of Sacramento. Please contact us at (916) 851-2700 to learn how we can help meet your philanthropic needs.