Community Giving at CareOregon

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.

  • Funding for community member support (housing, food, other emergency assistance)
    • Adelante Mujeres ($15,000)
    • African Youth and Community Organization (AYCO) ($9,000)
    • APANO and APANO Communities United Fund ($10,000)
    • Bienestar ($10,000)
    • Bradley Angle ($25,000)
    • Center for African Immigrants and Refugees Organization (CAIRO) ($5,000)
    • Clackamas Service Center ($20,000)
    • Clackamas Women's Services ($20,000)
    • Community Action Organization ($25,000)
    • Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH) ($8,000)
    • Familias en Acción ($10,000)
    • Greater Than ($15,000)
    • Human Solutions ($20,000)
    • Impact NW ($25,000)
    • Islamic Social Services of Oregon State (ISOS) ($10,000)
    • JOIN ($25,000)
    • NAYA ($20,000)
    • Northwest Pilot Project ($25,000)
    • Oregon Energy Fund ($20,000)
    • Portland Homeless Family Solutions ($10,000)
    • Rahab's Sisters ($10,000)
    • Raphael House of Portland ($10,000)
    • Rose Haven ($10,000)
    • Self Enhancement Inc. ($20,000)
    • Straightway Services ($7,000)
    • Street Roots ($15,000)
    • Tongan Community Association ($3,000)
    • United Congolese Community Organization of Oregon ($10,000)
    • Verde ($20,000)
    • Zenger Farm ($15,000)
  • Helping maintain critical non-profit operations (direct program services, outreach materials, employee assistance)
    • Basic Rights Oregon ($10,000)
    • Black Parent Initiative ($10,000)
    • Black United Fund of Oregon ($10,000)
    • Blanchet House of Hospitality ($10,000)
    • Cascade AIDS Project ($10,000)
    • Community Warehouse ($10,000)
    • Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon ($5,000)
    • Elevate ($10,000)
    • Ethiopian/Eritrean Cultural and Resource Center ($10,000)
    • Federated States of Micronesia Citizens Council ($10,000)
    • Grow Portland ($10,000)
    • Growing Gardens ($15,000)
    • Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) ($30,000)
    • Janus Youth Programs ($10,000)
    • KairosPDX ($10,000)
    • Latino Network ($25,000)
    • Maybelle Center ($20,000)
    • Meals on Wheels People ($20,000)
    • Metropolitan Family Service ($20,000)
    • Momentum Alliance ($20,000)
    • Muslim Educational Trust ($20,000)
    • Neighborhood House ($20,000)
    • Northwest Housing Alternatives ($25,000)
    • Our House of Portland ($20,000)
    • Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon (PHFO) ($15,000)
    • POIC/Rosemary Anderson School ($20,000)
    • Portland Adventist Community Services ($10,000)
    • REACH Community Development ($10,000)
    • Transition Projects ($40,000)
    • Urban League of Portland ($20,000)
    • Village Gardens ($7,000)
  • Supporting innovative programming design to respond to COVID-19
    • African Family Holistic Health Organization (AFHHO) ($15,000)
    • Oregon Family Support Network ($20,000)
    • Portland Leadership Foundation (The Contingent) ($20,000)
    • Portland Street Medicine ($25,000)
    • Store to Door of Oregon ($15,000)
    • The Arc of Multnomah Clackamas ($14,750)
    • United Way of the Columbia Willamette ($40,000)

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.

  • Asian Health & Services Center ($50,000)
  • Doulas Latinas ($45,000)
  • Familias en Accion ($80,000)
  • Human Solutions ($65,000)
  • Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization ($65,000)
  • NAYA ($60,000)
  • Parrott Creek Child & Family Services ($40,000)
  • Straightway Services ($50,000)

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.

  • PAALF Action Fund (now known as Imagine Black) $10,000*
  • Brown Hope, Black Resilience Fund $10,000*
  • Multnomah County Health Assessment Team $1,500
  • HereTogether $10,000
  • North by Northeast Community Health Center $100,000*
  • North by Northeast Community Health Center $25,000*
  • Cascade AIDS Project $60,000*
  • The Alliance for Culturally Specific Behavioral Health Providers $100,000*
  • Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon $10,000
  • United Way of Columbia Willamette $25,000
*culturally specific organization

Total giving to date in the form of sponsorship: $290,360
Total giving to date in the form of grants: $351,500
Total giving to culturally specific organizations: $305,000