This year marks the 25th anniversary of CommuniCare and we are celebrating in a BIG way. A record 60 grantmaking groups, composed of nearly 1,400 students, are participating in the program! 

Everybody is working hard to get back in the swing of things and we are extremely proud of the progress grantmakers have already made this year. In just two months, groups have gotten up and running, selected their service areas, and drafted their mission statements. Mission statements will be available to view on our website when the public submission window opens on November 15th. 

The focus for groups now turns to fundraising! From bake sales to busking, grantmakers are ready to get back out in their communities to create awareness about their service areas and fundraise dollars towards those important causes.  

Due to the continuing challenges of COVID-19 and the transition back to in-person school, we know this year will be just as hard, if not harder, than last year. As a result, the CommuniCare team is incorporating “expressions of care” wherever possible. We want to make sure our advisors and grantmakers know how much we appreciate them and their hard work. ? 

We can’t wait to see the rest of the year unfold and the incredible impact our grantmakers will make on communities across Oregon. Thank you for your support of CommuniCare – and cheers to another 25 years!