WHO WE ARE
Mercey Springs Foundation is a 501(c) 3 approved non-profit corporation located in Sacramento, California. We exist to “lend a hand to those lending a hand”. Our leadership consists of dedicated people who have committed to making a difference by forming partnerships with other organizations and creating deeper relationships in the community.
The purpose of Mercey Springs Foundation is to support the needs of public and/or private sector programs that are not currently met by existing funding and/or volunteer resources.
Mercey Springs Foundation was founded in 2004 by a diverse group of women that believed there were already so many great organizations doing good work in our communities that if a new charity was formed, it should be to partner with other groups and not compete for resources.
Mercey Springs Foundation is all about creating bridges between organizations and people. Part of our mission is to support other charities through financial contributions, volunteerism and raising awareness of the work they do in our communities. Our philosophy is that we are not here to compete with other charities, but rather to partner with them.
WHO WE HAVE HELPED
Over the years, Mercey Springs has provided financial or volunteer assistance to a variety of charitable groups in the Sacramento and surrounding communities, including the following:
- Foster Children
- Disadvantaged Youth
- Homeless Men and Women
- Senior Citizens
- Disabled Persons
- Animal Rescues
- Alternative Healing
- Victims of Natural Disasters
- Community Awareness and Compassion
HOW WE DO IT
General Meetings/Gatherings: At a minimum, Mercey Springs’ members meet four times each year – twice for socially networking and staying connected to organizations they support; and twice for business purposes, i.e. to select and award grant monies, and board member selection.
Grant Awards: MSF will be awarding approximately $10,000 annually in grant funding to community organizations that apply.
Volunteerism: We continually recruit volunteers for other organizations – either on an ongoing basis or for events where extra hands are needed.
Outreach: MSF members attend various outreach events to promote Mercey Springs and spend time connecting in the community.
Program Partners: Mercey Springs Foundation provides new and smaller organizations an umbrella to operate under when their resources are just not enough to start their own charity. It is their vision – their program – we just support in whatever way we can.
Funding: MSF began as a result of a private donation. Over the years additional funds have been raised through various donations, investments and fundraisers. Mercey Springs prides itself on giving back 100% of all monies raised through fundraisers.