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