Responding to COVID-19 – 
supporting community efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus

CareOregon is responding to the COVID-19 public health crisis by reallocating community giving dollars to support our community’s response to this pandemic. We are offering unrestricted grants to community-based organizations working to help keep Oregon strong, healthy and resilient.

Our goal is to help meet the immediate needs of low-income community members and reinforce organizational capacity to provide basic services.

Examples of the types of requests CareOregon is looking to support include:

  • Meeting essential member needs in housing, food and access to care via technology.
  • Enhancing organizational emergency capacity including redeployment of staff, facilities or programming, support for employee assistance funds and the replacement of lost revenue.
  • Helping jumpstart new programing or business models that adapt to the new landscape, including remote programming and new ways of providing direct service.

CareOregon will continue its focus on supporting culturally specific organizations and organizations that reach non-English speaking populations.

We are prioritizing funding organizations and programs that serve our members in the Portland metro, north coast and southern Oregon (Jackson County) regions of the state.

Application process: complete an application using ZoomGrants. 

Timeline: CareOregon will review applications on a rolling basis and notify organizations as soon as a decision has been made regarding their request. We will post information about funded organizations on our grant recipient webpage.

COVID-19 response funding has closed. If your organization has ongoing needs please complete the adaptive fund grant request below. 
Apply via ZoomGrants™



Other 2020 grantmaking

For more than two decades, CareOregon Community Giving has worked to improve access to health care and other resources for both CareOregon members and non-members. In the past two years alone, we’ve invested more than $20 million into Oregon communities through grants, sponsorships, improvements in provider capacity and social services. This commitment continues in 2020. We firmly believe in the power of trickle up. When we make one child or one family healthier, we all become stronger. It’s something we call the CareOregon Effect.

See a list of our latest grant recipients, from 2019 and earlier, here.

Grant types

Adaptive Fund: Event sponsorships and general grant requests

CareOregon’s Adaptive Fund will accept requests at any time in 2020 (see the note below about sponsorships). The Adaptive Fund provides support to community partners to recognize both the importance of partnership and the need to build capacity.

Adaptive fund grants and sponsorships will prioritize funding support to:

  • Culturally specific organizations, including disability and LGBTQ+ focused organizations.
  • Organizations and programming increasing health equity, particularly within CareOregon’s membership.
  • Programming and/or policy addressing the social determinants of health, with a focus on food security and behavioral health.

Note: As many fundraising events have been canceled, postponed or moved online due to coronavirus, CareOregon is temporarily suspending its event sponsorship funding program to make more funds available for our COVID-19 response. Organizations are encouraged to apply for unrestricted grant funding instead, if they offer programs or community supports that help our region respond to this pandemic. You may still submit sponsorship requests for events later in 2020, and we will let you know when funding is available.

Adaptive Fund proposals do not have a dollar limit, but resources are limited. Organizations seeking funding at levels greater than $10,000 are strongly encouraged to reach out to CareOregon’s grant program manager to discuss their request prior to submission.

Adaptive Fund grant requests :
Apply via ZoomGrants™

Development Investments

CareOregon intends to maintain its fall 2020 Development Investment grant round to support traditional health workers in non-clinical settings. A total of $500,000 will be available to at least five organizations. Multi-year funding may be possible. Additional information will be available by early summer 2020. 

Applications will be accepted starting in August 2020.

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty – Promoting Health Equity and Addressing the Social Determinants of Health



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For over two decades, CareOregon Community Giving has worked to improve access to health care and other resources for both CareOregon members and non-members. In the past two years alone, we’ve invested more than $20 million into Oregon communities through grants, sponsorships, improvements in provider capacity and social services.

Our charge is not just treating sick people, but keeping them healthier in the first place. That’s why we make strategic investments in programs that improve health outcomes for entire communities by addressing things like preventive care, food security, education, housing and more.

We firmly believe in the power of trickle up. When we make one child or one family healthier, we all become stronger. It’s something we call the CareOregon Effect.

See a list of our latest grant recipients here.

Eligibility

CareOregon will consider grant requests for programming based in its current service areas of Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, Columbia, Clatstop, Tillamook and Jackson Counties in Oregon. 

Grant types

Adaptive Fund - Event Sponsorships & General Grant Requests 

CareOregon’s Adaptive Fund will accept requests at any time in 2020. The Adaptive Fund provides support to community partners to recognize both the importance of partnership and the need to build capacity. 

Adaptive fund grants and sponsorships will prioritize funding support to: 

  • Culturally specific organizations, including disability and LGBTQ+ focused organizations 
  • Organizations and programming increasing health equity, particularly within CareOregon’s membership, and 
  • Programming and/or policy addressing the social determinants of health, with a focus on food security and behavioral health. 
In addition to the above, event sponsorship requests will be prioritized to provide support for community facing events engaging the Medicaid and Medicare populations. Organizations seeking support for multiple events during the year should submit one request, when possible, detailing the different events and support requested. 

Adaptive Fund proposals do not have a dollar limit, but resources are limited. Organizations seeking funding at levels greater than $10,000 are strongly encouraged to reach out to CareOregon’s grant program manager to discuss their request prior to submission. 

To apply for adaptive fund sponsorship or grants:
Apply via ZoomGrants™

Development Investments

CareOregon's Development Investment grants will be awarded in a single, Fall round in 2020. Funding will be prioritized to support Traditional Health Workers in non-clinical settings. A total of $500,000 will be available to at least 5 organizations. Multi-year funding may be a possibility. Additional information will be available by early Summer 2020.  

Additional information and how to apply for Development Investments in 2020 will be available in summer 2020.

Applications will be accepted starting in August 2020.

 

Contact

Please direct all questions to CareOregon’s grant program manager at communitygivinggrants@careoregon.org or call 503-416-3913.

Who can apply

CareOregon will consider Development Investment and Adaptive Fund requests from tax exempt organizations with programs or services within Oregon. We prioritize requests from areas where we have members – Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, Columbia, Clatsop, Tillamook and Jackson Counties.

In 2018, requests from organizations for programs or services having the greatest impact on Housing (Spring 2018) and ACEs (Fall 2018) will be prioritized.

In addition to Development Investments focused on priority areas, CareOregon will focus Adaptive Fund requests on support to culturally specific organizations, organizations and programming increasing health equity, and programming addressing the social determinants of health.

How to apply

Development Investments

Development Investments in Fall 2018 will be focused on programming having the greatest impact on issues related to preventing, identifying and responding to children's trauma (ACEs). Specifically, CareOregon will prioritize support to programming designed to increase the provision of culturally specific and trauma informed services and programming especially in education, social services and healthcare.

Development Investment grants are closed for 2018.
Please check back in early 2019 for information on CareOregon’s 2019 grant priorities. 

Adaptive Fund

CareOregon will accept Adaptive Fund requests on an ongoing basis. Our goal is to provide rapid support to aligned programs and organizations. CareOregon will focus Adaptive Fund requests on support to culturally specific organizations, organizations and programming increasing health equity, and programming addressing the social determinants of health. Sponsorship requests for events will also be accepted and prioritized to provide support for community facing events engaging the Medicaid and Medicare populations.

Click here to apply for the Adaptive Fund: Apply via ZoomGrants™

Requests to the Adaptive Fund may be made at any time during 2018. Requests will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and applicants contacted within 1 month.

Organizations are eligible to receive support through both Development Investments and the Adaptive Fund during 2018.

2018 Community Benefit Program Timelines

Spring 2018

Development Investments Learning Cohort: Housing Development Investments in Spring 2018 will be prioritized to have the greatest impact on increasing support for Medicaid patients discharging from hospitals or institutions into homelessness or individuals with chronic health conditions.

Funding priorities released: January 2018
Submission start date for Spring 2018 funding round: Friday, March 30
Deadline to submit applications for Spring 2018 Development Investments: Monday, April 23
Announcement of funded organizations: Week of June 4
Development Investment requests submitted prior to Friday, March 30 will not be considered.

Fall 2018

Development Investments Learning Cohort: Adverse Childhood Events (Development Investment requests that have the greatest impact on issues related to preventing, identifying and responding to children’s trauma (ACEs) will be prioritized.)

Funding priorities released: January 2018
Submission start date for Fall 2018 funding round: Friday, September 7
Deadline to submit applications for Fall 2018 Development Investments: Monday, October 1
Announcement of funded organizations: Week of November 12
Development Investment requests for Fall 2018 submitted prior to Friday, September 7 will not be considered.

Submission of requests

Please note timelines for requests above.

All 2018 investment and adaptive fund applications should be submitted via ZoomGrants at the links provided above. For additional information please email CommunityBenefitGrants@careoregon.org or contact:

Shawn DeCarlo
Shared Learning and Grant Evaluation Program Manager
CareOregon
315 SW 5th Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
Ph: 503-416-3913