Sister Phyllis Hughes Grant Program

The Friends of Mercy Foundation is currently in its 27th year of administering the Sister Phyllis Hughes Grants Program.

This special endowment was created in order to provide funds to Kern County nonprofits that administer programs that meet identified community needs, and whose missions are consistent with that of Mercy Hospital. Sister Phyllis Hughes served as President & CEO of Mercy in the 1980’s, and because of her commitment to those less fortunate this endowment was named in her honor. 

An important requirement for being eligible to apply is that an agency must have a sponsor. The sponsor must be an active volunteer for the agency (i.e. board member). Additionally, he or she must be associated in some way with Mercy Hospital Downtown, Mercy Hospital Southwest or Bakersfield Memorial Hospital. 

2017 Criteria and Eligibility Requirements 

2017 Proposal Form

2016 Sister Phyllis Hughes Grant Awardees