Areas to Support

Meriter Foundation
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When you make a gift to our foundation, you support programs and initiatives that allow us to improve the health and wellness of the people and communities we serve. Our priority initiatives include the areas of greatest need for our patients, ensuring that your gift can make the most significant impact on those we serve. Learn more about these initiatives and how you can support them.

Areas of Greatest Need

Selecting Areas of Greatest Need allows us to designate your gift toward the most pressing needs in our community.

CARE For Our Communities Fund

Our community is facing a mounting healthcare staffing shortage. Together, we can cultivate a robust, talented and diverse workforce to meet the increasing healthcare needs of our community.

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Provides the caregivers at CAP with the extra resources necessary to address the individual needs of every patient who enters their care—uniquely meeting each kid where they're at.

COVID Employee Compassion Fund

Supporting the physical and emotional wellness of Meriter care providers and team members.

Forensic Nurse Examiner Program

Medical and emotional care for survivors of sexual assault and physical violence.

HEALTH Program

Helping our neighbors facing homelessness and housing insecurity.

HELP Program

Specialized care and companionship for older patients during their time in the hospital.

Littlest Angels Program

Giving every infant born at UnityPoint Health – Meriter the strongest start possible.

Newborn Intensive Care Unit

Your gift will help NICU families during one of the most stressful times in their lives.

NewStart Addiction Treatment

With your support, Meriter's caring team of physicians, nurses and counselors can continue to offer hope and recovery to hundreds of individuals and families each year.

Nursing Education

Your gift will fund student scholarships, instructional materials, clinical training and certification exam costs.

Volunteer Services

Your gift to Volunteer Services provides ongoing support of activities benefiting our patients and families.