Mercy Heart Foundation

Mercy Heart Foundation was created to make education accessible and affordable to all. We are a nonprofit organization that promotes closing opportunity gaps by expanding excellence and equity in education for students of all color and those from low-income families from pre-kindergarten through college.
Through research and advocacy, the organization builds and engages diverse communities that care about education equity, increases political and public will to act on equity issues, and increases education access and completion for historically underserved students.
We are focused on the areas of greatest need, on the ways in which we can do the most good.

Our Main Focus

Our primary focus is education, which offers the opportunity to dramatically improve the quality of life for billions of young people across the continent.
So we build partnerships that bring together resources, expertise, and vision—working with the best organizations around the globe to identify issues, find answers, and drive change in education.
We are focused on results. Those that can be measured. And those measured in ways beyond numbers.
We see individuals, not issues. We are inspired by passion, and compassion for the wellbeing of people. Our methods are based on logic, driven by rigor, results, issues, and outcomes. Our innovation means trying new things, learning from our mistakes, and consistently refining our approach. Our strategies help us define our path to success, but our effectiveness is based in the aggregate power of our initiatives to impact holistic change.

We are impatient optimists.

The problems we seek to solve are complex and demand the coordination and focus of many – leaders, governments, communities, and individuals around the world. Our work is challenging, but we know we can get there. We cannot succeed alone, but together we can work for an Africa where all can thrive.
Because our resources alone are not enough to advance the causes we care about, we engage in advocacy efforts to promote public policies that advance our work, build strategic alliances with governments and the public and private sectors, and foster greater public awareness of urgent global issues.