Mercy C.A.R.E.S.

Mercy C.A.R.E.S. is our community reinvestment grant program. It stands for Community, Action, Resources, Education and Service. It's one way we build partnerships that advance health equity and help Arizonan's live healthier lives and achieve their full potential. 

Annually, Mercy Care selects non‐profit organizations as recipients of its Mercy C.A.R.E.S. community reinvestment grants. Mercy C.A.R.E.S supports projects that are strategic and have measurable outcomes that demonstrate tangible, positive impact to the community and align with our community health focus areas.

Our community health focus areas

Mercy C.A.R.E.S. grant recipients share our goals. We prioritize grant funding in these areas.


Manage chronic conditions

Implement strategies to improve the health and well-being of those at risk or living with chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes and hypertension


Support mental health and well-being

Promote improved quality of life by focusing on the eight dimensions of wellness:

  • social
  • environmental
  • physical
  • emotional
  • spiritual
  • occupational
  • intellectual
  • financial  

Address housing security

Create systems that ensure that homelessness is rare, brief and a one-time experience


Empower recovery from substance use

Increase screening, referral and treatment opportunities for the use of opioids, tobacco and alcohol


Mercy C.A.R.E.S. accepts community reinvestment funding requests once a year.

Letter of Intent (LOI) opens

Diciembre de 12, 2022

Letter of Intent (LOI) closes

Enero de 20, 2023

Organizations will be notified via email of the LOI review

Febrero de 10, 2023

Meet with organizations (if requested)

February 15 – March 31, 2023

Application deadline (if requested)

Abril de 28, 2023

Funding announcements

Junio de 5, 2023

Mercy C.A.R.E.S. is implementing a new grant funding cycle in 2023. If your organization received funding during 2022 and you’re interested in being considered for this cycle, please contact the Mercy C.A.R.E.S. Community Reinvestment Grant Team prior to submitting an LOI.

  1. Complete a short eligibility questionnaire to determine if your request meets our funding criteria.
  2. Submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) in 12 point font (not to exceed 2 pages) with the following information:
    1. Project name and 1-2 line description
    2. Contact information for point of contact
    3. Project description and/or health focus area addressed 
    4. Community need and/ or gap in funding 
    5. Target population 
    6. Project goals 
    7. Funding amount requested
  3. Discuss your project with Mercy C.A.R.E.S. team, if a meeting is requested.
  4. Complete a full application, if invited.

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