Our History

A tradition of charity. Still making an impact today.

As a Mercy Health donor, you're part of a legacy that started with the compassionate work of several congregations of Sisters in the mid 1800s. They were destined to be Catholic health care pioneers. 

The Sisters came to America to identify the unique and pressing needs in each locale. And then they rallied community leaders and citizens to contribute their time, talent and treasure to help them meet those needs. The charitable giving sought by the Sisters funded the Catholic hospitals, clinics, home health, hospices and other services that ultimately evolved into the Mercy Health we know today.

Today, the health system owns and operates six hospitals across the Cincinnati area including Mercy Health's Jewish Hospital, the first Jewish hospital in the United States that was established during a cholera epidemic in 1850, and The Kings Mills Hospital, newly opened in 2024.

The Mercy Health Foundation Greater Cincinnati follows in the footsteps of the Sisters by connecting generous donors with the causes and programs they're passionate to support, ensuring Cincinnati's growing health care needs are met with compassion and excellence.

Support from our donors ensures care for those most at risk, advances the quality of health care in your neighborhood, enhances education for caregivers and provides community health programs and clinical research. These are just a few examples of how donors like you save and improve lives.

Compassionate Health Care Close to Home. Because of You.

Not-for-profit, faith-based health care for you, your family, your community.

The Mercy Health Foundation Greater Cincinnati is a 501(c)(3) public charity supporting Mercy Health's non-profit hospitals, clinics, services and community outreach programs in the broader Cincinnati, OH area. Operating as a location of the Bon Secours Mercy Health Foundation, our Tax ID Number is 20-1072726.