We provide support to community-based programs in Southwestern Pennsylvania sponsored by or associated with the Sisters of Mercy. Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of these programs to increase their effectiveness and sustainability, and to support innovative projects that will enhance their impact on the community. Grants to legacy programs may include:
- General operating support for organizations that demonstrate the capacity to produce outcomes for residents and the community.
- Leadership development and growing the next generation of leaders.
- Strategic planning and program-specific planning to accelerate innovation.
- Limited capital funding for facilities and technology linked to programming and operational improvements.
Carlow University established the Mercy Center for Service to coordinate and promote community service, increase the visibility and value of service among students, foster leadership, and integrate service learning into the curriculum.
Pittsburgh Mercy trains and certifies staff members in Mental Health First Aid for adults and youth. The organization delivers trainings to non-behavioral health professionals such as social service providers, clergy, and legislative aides to recognize the signs of a mental health problem or crisis and then assist those who may be dealing with a mental health problem or crisis to seek professional help.
“Let charity be our badge of honor… so that it may truly be said, there is in us but one heart and one soul in God.”