The Divine Mercy Corporation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established to facilitate fundraising in the United States for Padre Martín Scott’s religious community Siervos de la Divina Misericordia. While he is commonly known as Padre Martín Scott, his formal name is Rev. P Ricardo Scott Chavanches. The name “Chavanches” was his mother’s maiden name, and it is traditional in Peru to also use a mother’s maiden name. When he was a priest in the Archdiocese of Washington D.C. he was known as Father Richard Scott. After he founded the community, he took “Martín” as his community name, so that is why he is now known as Padre Martín Scott.
Please keep in mind our “corporation” is actually an all-volunteer staff of four dedicated individuals. Because there is no paid staff, you can be confident that over 95% of your donation directly supports Padre Martín and his community. There are minimal administrative costs we cannot avoid, but we strive to limit these costs (or have them donated) where possible.
Divine Mercy Corporation is led by Deacon Frank Salatto, who is based in Maryland. He met Padre Martín when Padre was a diocesan priest and helped form the non-profit when the new religious order was founded.
The second branch of support grew in San Antonio, Texas now led by Jim Peterson who has been working with the ministry since 2011. Jim relocated to San Antonio after 22 years of service in the U.S. Air Force and now works in marketing for a Fortune 100 company. Jim manages the website and can be reached by emailing him at email@example.com.
We are a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and all donations to Divine Mercy Corporation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. We thank you and bless you for your support!