2020 Community Giving grants

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 past grant recipients, including COVID-19 response grants in 2020, here.

2020 Grant types

Development Investments

CareOregon’s Fall 2020 grant cycle will focus on improving community health in non-clinical settings, with an emphasis on efforts involving Traditional Health Workers (THWs) in community settings, including in Community Based Organization (CBO) settings.

CareOregon staff held a community information session on Wednesday, July 29th
Click here to view the recording of this session

To view the Powerpoint from the info session click here.
To view the Q & A from the info session click here.

For additional questions email: communitygivinggrants@careoregon.org


The Fall 2020 grant cycle has closed.


Overview of Fall 2020 Grant Opportunity

In 2020 CareOregon community giving will invest up to $500,000 in at least 5 Community Based Organizations (CBOs) in the Portland Metro area for projects that explore, develop and test the role of certified and non-certified Traditional Health Workers (THWs) in improving community health through non-clinical settings. An emphasis will be placed on efforts involving THWs in community settings, including Community Based Organizations (CBOS). This is a multi-year funding opportunity. Year 2 funding will be determined in 2021. Year 2 funding will only be available to year 1 grantees and is not guaranteed. 

Examples of what we are looking to fund:

  • Activities across the spectrum of THW types (doula, community health worker, personal health navigator, peer support specialists and peer wellness specialists) and services, including care coordination, outreach, education, etc.
  • The development of CBO organizational infrastructure to enable health systems to reliably purchase or contract THW services within the next few years.
  • Information technology platforms within CBOs to track THW efforts and measure outcomes.
  • THW workforce development activities – including recruiting, training, certifying.
  • Activities related to COVID-19 response by addressing disparities driving COVID-19 in vulnerable populations.

Eligibility

  • Tax-exempt organizations and coalitions with services in Multnomah, Clackamas and/or Washington Counties in Oregon are welcome to apply.
  • Focus will be on CBOs employing, contracting with or partnering with THWs or “THW-like” community members.
  • CareOregon encourages culturally specific organizations (CSOs), especially those leading with race, to apply. A CSO is an organization providing a service to a specific and named population, including LGBTQ+ and disability populations.
  • CareOregon will focus Fall 2020 grantmaking on organizations and programming operating in non-clinical spaces, including schools, social service organizations and housing settings.
  • Organizations under fiscal sponsorship may apply with the agreement of their sponsoring entity.

Funding Available

  • In 2020 CareOregonwill make up to $500,000 available to at least 5 Community Based Organizations for grant year 1, 2021.
  • 2021 available funding to be determined. Year 2 funding is not guaranteed. Year 2 funding is only available to year 1 grantees.
  • Maximum request amount in Year 1 is $100,000. Maximum request amount in Year 2 is TBD.

Grant Period

  • CareOregon intends to support projects through 2 calendar years, 2021 and 2022.
  • Year 1 funding will be made prior to the end of the 2020 calendar year.
  • Year 1 grant period is Jan 2021 – Dec 2021.
  • Year 2 funding availability will be determined before September 2021.
  • Year 2 grant period is Jan 2022 – Dec 2022. Year 2 funding is not guaranteed and is only open to year 1 grantees.

 

Timeline

CBO Information Session:                                                            7/29/20, 2pm (recording will be available)

Fall Grant Cycle Opens:                                                                 8/10/20 (Monday)

Fall Grant Cycle Closes:                                                                 9/14/20 (Monday, at 11:59 PM)

Funding Announcement:                                                            mid-November 2020

Grant Period 1 (up to $500,000):                                               2021

Grantee Check Ins:                                                                          At least quarterly in 2021

Interim report Year 1:                                                                    by end Sept 2021

Determination of Year 2 funding ($300,000):                       by end calendar year 2021



Adaptive Fund: Event sponsorships and 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.
  • Programming and/or policy addressing the social determinants of health, with a focus on food security and behavioral health.

 

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™



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