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, Mercy Health is a leading provider of health care services for 20 counties in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan, with seven hospitals in metro Toledo, Perrysburg, Defiance, Tiffin and Willard. Local residents benefit from the full complement of medical specialties and outreach programs including Level II trauma center, Heart and Vascular Institute, Neuroscience Institute, Life Flight/Life Star Transport, orthopedics, behavioral health, birthing centers and NICU, stroke care, emergency departments, surgery, cancer care, and cutting edge radiology/imaging services just to name a few.

Mercy Health Foundation Greater Toledo follows in the footsteps of the Sisters by connecting generous donors with the causes and programs they're passionate to support. Continually improving healthcare for the community and meeting the evolving needs of patients remain at the heart of the Foundation's work.

As a not-for-profit and faith-based health system, Mercy Health relies on charitable giving from caring people like you to expand services and specialties, offer new medical advancements and provide the highest quality healthcare. When you support these ongoing needs, you help people through difficult times of illness or injury and make our community a better, healthier place to call home. As a donor, you can be confident that every dollar you give stays in the northwest Ohio community or Mercy Health hospital you choose to support, making a difference for our friends and neighbors.

Compassionate Health Care Close to Home. Because of You.

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

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