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Their Mission Statement

Mercy Foundation Bakersfield, dba Friends of Mercy Foundation, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is to raise and administer philanthropic funds for Mercy and Mercy Southwest Hospitals.  Together with our Board of Directors, physicians and other community leaders, the Foundation works to encourage public interest and support of Mercy Hospitals and our many worthy programs, services and outreach activities in a manner consistent with our values and goals.

Summary of Impact

Since our establishment in 1988, the Friends of Mercy Foundation has raised more than $20,380,000 in support of Mercy Hospitals.  Top accomplishments this past fiscal year (July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011) include: Raised total revenue of $1.19 million dollars and transferred $2.1 million dollars to the hospital in support of capital, technology and programs. Funded projects include: Visualization software for Mercy's Stroke Program, specialized lab equipment, technology and training equpiment for the Family Birth Center and Neo-Natal Intenstive Care Unit and advanced software and equipment for the Florence R. Wheeler Cancer Center.  We also funded the only hospital-based Healing Garden in Kern County, located at Mercy Hospital, Truxtun. Distributed $896,900 to the hospital in support of outreach programs that meet the needs of the poor. Maintained and grown a solid basis of annual giving donors- i.e. the Catherine McAuley Society and the William Howell Century Club, whose purposes are to establish and cultivate relationships with those that support our cause and vision.  The Catherine McAuley Society raised $119,000 and the William Howell Century Club raised $52,000 The  golf tournament raised $130,000 for the Florence R. Wheeler Cancer Center, the most in its 21 year history 90% of our Board members made a personal contribution within the past year and 80% are Founders Circle Members (given at a level of $10,000 and above.) Top Goals include: Kick off of a comprehensive capital campaign to raise $2.5 million  over the next five years in support of renovation and expansion projects at both hospitals Raise money to support the expansion of the Community Wellness Program Raise money to support the Art for Healing Program Focus on major gift and planned giving fundraising by maximizing the effectiveness of our current prospect research software Build a broader base of donors in annual giving and major gifts

MERCY FOUNDATION-BAKERSFIELD is a nonprofit organization based in California, CA. Having been around since 1988, it serves the greater Bakersfield community for the last 24 years, particularly in area of California. MERCY FOUNDATION-BAKERSFIELD is also known as Friends of Mercy Foundation.
Today MERCY FOUNDATION-BAKERSFIELD is 1 of nonprofits in Bakersfield. MERCY FOUNDATION-BAKERSFIELD has been serving in areas particularly in Array. For more regarding MERCY FOUNDATION-BAKERSFIELD visit their site or search their EIN 77-0201321

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