Sister Phyllis Hughes Grant Awardees

In 2021, the Friends of Mercy Foundation distributed a total of $26,000 to the three following organizations:

Assistance League of Kern County
The Operation School Bell (OSB) program provides either two new complete sets of school uniforms or $90 toward new school clothes through retail partners to over 3,000 children annually.

Links for Life
The Comprehensive Breast Heath Health Program provides prevention and breast cancer support to the underserved populations in Kern County.

The Mission at Kern County
The Nourishing Neighbors in Need program serves close to 200,000 nutritious meals a year to approximately 1,300 homeless individuals. This includes 3 healthy meals a day 7 days a week.

In 2020, the Friends of Mercy Foundation distributed a total of $24,000 to the four following organizations:

Alpha House

The Medical Assistance program 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 Pregnancy Center
The 2020 Expansion Initiative program will provide expanded STI testing, treatment and risk education for all clients; provide resources to expand the services of our ICU Mobile Unit and provide funds for additional curriculum for our Parenting Classes (Earn While You Learn).

Casa Esperanza
The Open House/Welcome Home project will provide housing and a supportive learning environment for six to eight homeless families compromised of single women or women and their minor children. The Open House is a dedicated effort to furnish Casa Esperanza with the essential kitchen, living room, and bedroom furniture, appliances and small household items.

Catholic Charities
The Keep Kern County Clean program will provide hygiene items to low-income and homeless populations to help control the spread of bacteria, viruses and illnesses in Kern County.