Diocese of Madison
The Mercy Endowment provides perpetual assistance to ministries addressing Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy in the Diocese of Madison. The fund was established at the urging of Pope Francis who invited all dioceses to set up a memorial to the Year of Mercy. Grants from the fund's distribution enable the Bishop of Madison to support organizations spreading mercy throughout the Diocese.
In 2019, grants from the Mercy Endowment assisted organizations such as Catholic Charities' The Beacon, a homeless day resource center; Hope Haven, assisting those suffering from addiction; St. Vincent de Paul parish conferences; and food pantries.
These funds help serve grieving families, migrant workers, the sick, and many others in a every vicariate of the diocese.