Sister Phyllis Hughes Grant Awardees

In 2017, the Friends of Mercy Foundation distributed a total of $22,000 to the four following organizations:

Alpha House
A Place for New Beginnings Program. A grant will provide medical and transportation needs to help clients of Alpha House and their surrounding community and areas to have a healthier and more improved life.

Bakersfield Police Activities League
Safe Haven Program.  A grant will provide a Sports and Recreational Program to help children become successful, healthy, active and caring individuals.

Catholic Charities
Feeding Kern County Homeless and Low-Income Families Program. A grant will provide families who are experiencing difficult economic times ease for the burden of feeding their families.

Community Action Partnership of Kern
East Kern Family Resource Center Emergency Supplies Closet Program. A grant will provide low-income families in Mojave and Eastern Kern County with basic necessity items that cannot be met through other sources.


In 2016, the Friends of Mercy Foundation distributed a total of $22,000 to the two following organizations:

Global Family Care Network
A grant will support the “Kern County Daughter Project.” This project is aimed to provide crisis and intervention care for female youth who are homeless, runaway, or otherwise in need of short-term shelter and care. The Daughter Project targets youth who are at-risk to or victims of abuse, neglect, exploitation, and/or trafficking, coordinating both prevention-based programs to provide services for youth and to empower youth. 

The Mission at Kern County
A grant will support the “Feeding & Care of the Homeless Project.” This project will provided the purchase of basic staples that will be used in the preparation of meals for the homeless. The Mission at Kern County, on average, provides 15,000 meals a month to the homeless and needy and always seeks to provide healthy, nutritious meals and a safe environment.