Many of our patients are uninsured and don’t qualify for health assistance programs or are under-insured and can’t afford their high deductibles or expensive medications. Our funding comes from the generosity of individuals, corporations, foundations, the faith community, service clubs, workplace giving and others in the communities we serve. Thanks to our donors and many volunteers, we are able to provide health and dental care, including prescription medications – all for free!
If you would like to donate to our Maryland and Pennsylvania clinics, you may donate via the secure connection here or you may print and complete the form and mail it to the following address:
Mission of Mercy
22 S. Market Street, Suite 6D
Frederick, MD 21701
What Your Dollars Do
- Provide an extraction and relief to a young mother who has been in pain and in desperate need of dental care; she is able to continue caring for her child.
- Provide insulin or diabetic medication to a middle-aged working woman, who otherwise could not afford the doctor visits and needed maintenance medications.
- Help a father with high blood pressure medication so he can continue working and provide for his family.
- With your help, hundreds of patients will receive the care they need, so they are able to maintain their health and stay out of the emergency room.
Ways To Give Today:
*NEW* The CARES Act, the stimulus act signed into law in March 2020 and expanded in April 2020, provides the following benefits toward charitable giving:
The Act allows taxpayers to take an above-the-line deduction for charitable cash contributions up to $300 for the 2020 tax year. This deduction is available for taxpayers who do not itemize their deductions and will apply to all years moving forward. This means that individuals can receive a benefit from gifts to charity even if they do not itemize deductions on their income tax returns – something that is not the case in most years. Click here to read more.
Tribute Donations – A tribute gift “in honor of” or “in memory of”, honors or remembers
someone special in support of Mission of Mercy. In addition to your tax-deductible gift, we
also mail a card in your name notifying the honoree or the family.
Matching Gifts– many employers match their employee’s contributions to charities like Mission of Mercy. This is a great way to double your impact. Please check with your employer to find out. If your employer participates in a matching gifts program, we’re happy to help with the necessary paperwork and submit the request. Please contact Jennifer White at 301-682-5683 x204.
Stock/Securities Gifts – you can make a donation of stock or marketable securities. Instruct your broker to send securities to “DTC 0141 (First Clearing/Wells Fargo Advisors) for the account of Mission of Mercy Acct# 8515-0972. Please contact Jennifer White by phone or email that you will be making a gift of securities: jwhite@aMissionofMercy.org or 301-682-5683 x204
Gift Planning – Consult your tax advisor to determine the best way to include Mission of Mercy in your charitable giving plans. Did you know that if you are over the age of 59 1/2 and able to withdraw from your traditional IRA or other tax-favored retirement plans, you may be able to make a gift without paying an early withdrawal penalty? Those over 70 1/2 may consider a Qualified Charitable Distribution that enables you to make gifts directly from traditional or Roth IRAs to qualified charities in a total amount up to $100,000 without incurring federal income tax.
Donate A Car *NEW* – you can donate a car that you don’t use or want anymore for an easy tax deduction! The car can be in any condition, and pick up is provided. Call 1-855-500-RIDE (7433) or learn more here.
Workplace Giving Campaigns through United Way, Community Health Charities, America’s Charities–pledge a contribution through payroll deduction and give a gift before it is taxed.
- Maryland State Employees – Maryland Charity Campaign (MCC) 860704883
- Federal Employees – All Combined Federal Campaigns (CFC) 64562
- Many campaigns will allow you to write-in the charity name, in this case, write Mission of Mercy, Inc., 22 S. Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701, Tax ID 86-0704883
Donors Bill of Rights:
Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:
I. To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
II. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
III. To have access to the organization’s most recent audited financial statements and/or IRS 990.
IV. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
V. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
VI. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
VII. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
VIII. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
IX. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
X. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.
(c) 2011, Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), all rights reserved. Reprinted with permission from the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Mission of Mercy is pleased to announce that we have earned a four-star rating from Charity Navigator and the GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency.
These ratings are the highest possible rating a charity can receive. The rating is based on an organization’s financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. To earn this rating, an organization is scored rigorously on multiple metrics such as:
- Metrics related to Financial Efficiency, meaning how well the organization uses the funds it receives.
- Metrics related to Financial Capacity, or, how well the organization has sustained its programs and is prepared to sustain them in the future.
- Metrics related to Accountability and Transparency, meaning willingness to explain its actions to its stakeholders and to make available critical information about the organization to the public.
A top rating from Charity Navigator and the GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency is a vote of confidence for Mission of Mercy. It means donors can trust that their contributions will be used efficiently and effectively. It means Mission of Mercy is committed to sharing important information with our donors.