Our Story

The Mercy Foundation was established by the Sisters of Mercy, North Sydney in 1990. It is an organisation committed to social justice and structural change to create greater social equity and inclusion in the Australian community.

The Mercy Foundation is an organisation committed to social justice and structural change with the goal of creating greater social equity and inclusion in the Australian community. The Mercy Foundation addresses its social justice agenda through seed funding, advocacy and education.

The Mercy Foundation is an independent voice, informed by evidence and current research that works to change social structures and practices, laws and ways of thinking. The Mercy Foundation works in partnership with other organisations on issues and activities that support its Mission.

The key intent of the work of the Mercy Foundation is to assist communities and organisations to build capacity that will help create structural change and bring about greater social justice in Australia. The current focus issues are ending homelessness and anti-human trafficking.

The Mercy Foundation’s Strategic Plan 2016-2020 commits us to building a sustainable future while bringing about systemic change and combatting poverty and exclusion in the spirit of Catherine McAuley.

Donations

The Mercy Foundation is a registered charity with the ACNC. It is a Public Benevolent Institution with charitable status. Donations over $2 to the Mercy Foundation are tax deductible.

If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to the Mercy Foundation, please click here or call our office on 02 9911 7390.

Bequests

You might like to consider leaving a gift in your Will to the Mercy Foundation. For more information about bequests, download the Mercy Foundation Bequest Brochure or call Sue Mowbray, Projects and Communications Manager on 02 9911 7390.