At CareOregon, we believe that when we make one child or one family healthier, we all become stronger. It’s something we call the CareOregon Effect.

For more than two decades, the CareOregon Community Giving Program has worked to improve access to health care and other resources for both CareOregon members and non-members. In the past 10 years, we’ve contributed more than $10 million to increase access to food, housing, education and more.

Areas of focus

CareOregon funds projects and programs that contribute to the health and resiliency of the communities we serve. Our giving efforts are centered on one goal—to improve health equity in our region by removing barriers to health.  

Our Community Giving Program areas of focus include:

  • Housing
  • Education
  • Social determinants of health
  • Support for culturally and linguistically specific organizations


Recent grant awards

In 2020, CareOregon mobilized over $1.1 million in funding to support Portland area nonprofit organizations respond to COVID-19.

  • Click here to see a list of grantees

Additionally, we invested $455,000 to support the development or expansion programs using Traditional Health Workers in non-clinical settings. Participating organizations are using funds to support program development or staffing. All organizations serve culturally specific groups.

  • Click here to see a list of grantees

The CareOregon Community Giving Program also contributed $642,000 to local non-profit organizations in the form of event sponsorships and small grants through our Adaptive Fund.

  • Click here to see the list of organizations that received Adaptive Fund grants