Mercyhealth Development Foundation

Making the best care even better.

In 1883, Rockford’s leading citizens banded together to raise funds and establish the city’s first hospital. Over the next 120-plus years, that first cottage hospital has grown and developed to become Rockford Health System, the region’s largest provider of medical services. Philanthropy has been a part of the growth and development from those first days to the present.

As the fundraising arm of Mercyhealth, Mercyhealth Development Foundation connects donors with opportunities to give throughout Mercyhealth.

We help our physicians, nurses, therapists and other caregivers have the resources to provide the best care possible to the people we serve. Because we are a 501(c)(3) charity, your gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible to the extent of the law. 

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