About Us

Merced Organizing Project (MOP) is a multi-culture and multi-faith based grassroots community organization that made up of local congregations, community groups, organizations, and individuals who are concerned about the well-being of families in Merced. MOP represents 17 organizations and congregations with over 6,000 families in Merced County.

Our Mission – is to develop, equip, and transform community and congregations to actively engage in the public arena to improve their community. Through the collective voice of our leadership, we help set up policy priorities and protect the things that are important to us.

Our Vision – is to be a catalyst for change and be the voice of the people by building a strong organization that helps provide solutions to pressing community issues and needs.

MOP is a federation of PICO (People Improving Community through Organizing), a national faith-based organization that has 44 affiliated federations and 8 statewide networks working in 150 cities and towns and 17 states. More than one million families and one thousand congregations from 40 different denominations and faiths participate in PICO.

MOP is a member of PICO National Network.