Teens building a better community


Started by Harold and Arlene Schnitzer in 1997, the CommuniCare program channels The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation’s commitment to small, community giving through a school-based youth philanthropy program.

In its 21-year history, students have granted over $1,250,000 to 296 nonprofit organizations and many additional school programs.

Stewardship and education are of primary importance to Harold and Arlene’s son, Jordan Schnitzer, who is honoring his parents’ legacy and commitment by expanding the CommuniCare program.

For more information about The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation, please visit their website.

Harold & Arlene Schnitzer
Jordan Schnitzer & daughter, Arielle Schnitzer

Past Grant Recipients

13 Salmon Family Center
Abuse Recovery Ministry and Services
Advancing Clatsop Teens in Vocational Education
Adelante Mujeres
Adorned in Grace
Adventure Without Limits
Albertina Kerr Centers
Altrusa International
American Red Cross
Annie Ross House
Assistance League of the Columbia Pacific
Astoria Baseball Foundation
Astoria Visual Arts
Audobon Society of Portland
Autistic Children’s Activity Program
Autism Society of Oregon
Basic Rights Oregon
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Bikers Against Child Abuse
Blue Mountain Community College Foundation
Boys and Girls Clubs of Portland
Bradley Angle
Broadway Rose Theatre Company
Bustin’ Barriers
Call to Safety
Camp Kiwanilong
Camp Rosenbaum
Canby Food Bank
Care to Share
CARES Northwest
Caring Closet
Cascade AIDS Project
Cason’s Place
Catholic Charities
Centro Cultural
Children’s Healing Art Project
Chelsea Hicks Foundation
Chess for Success
Children’s Cancer Association
Children’s Center
Children’s Community Clinic
Children’s Relief Nursery
Clackamas Women Services
Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare
Clatsop CASA Program
Clatsop Community Action
Clatsop County Historical Society
Coalition for Parent Education
Community Action
Community Cycling Center
Community Partners for Affordable Housing
The Community Transitional School
Corbett Arts Program w. Spanish
Corbett Children’s Theater
Crag Law Center
Cracked Pots, Inc.
Cystic Fibrosis Oregon Chapter
DePaul Treatment Centers
Depression Support Alliance
Disability Rights Oregon
Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
Domestic Violence Services, Inc.
Dougy Center
Dress for Success
Eastern Oregon Mission/Agape House
Ecology in the Classroom & Outdoors
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (SOAR Program)
Elders in Action
Family Bridge
Film Action at Hollywood Theater
Filling Empty Bellies
Focus on Youth

Friendly House
Friends of the Columbia Gorge
Friends of Fernhill Wetlands
Friends of Outdoor School
Friends of the Children
Friends of the Tualatin River
Friends of Trees
Forward Stride
Girls Scouts Beyond Bars
Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest
Good Neighbor Center
Goose Hollow Family Shelter
Growing Gardens
Habitat for Humanity
Help for Daddy
Hermiston Downtown Association
HomePlate Youth Services
Homestead Youth Lodge
Human Solutions
Imago Theatre
Impact NW
Inland NW Musicians
Insights Teen Parent Services
International Center for Traditional Childbearing
Janus Youth Programs
Jobs With Justice
KBOO Community Radio
Kids on the Block
Kinship House
Latino Network
Larch Mountain Country Artisans
Liberation Collective
Libraries Reading Outreach
LifeWorks NW
Living Yoga
Love Makes A Family
Lower Columbia Hispanic Council
Lunch Buddy Mentoring Program
Made to Thrive
Make A Wish Foundation
Meals on Wheels People
Medical Teams International
Mercy Corps NW
Minds Matter
Morrison Child & Family Services
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Portland
My Father’s House
Neighborhood Health Center
Neighbor 2 Neighbor
New Avenues for Youth
North by Northeast Community Health Center
North Coast Swim Club
NW Children’s Theater and School
Northwest Senior Theatre
Obo Addy Legacy Project
OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
Open Meadow School
Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
Oregon Council of Hispanic Advancement
Oregon East Symphony
Oregon Food Bank
Oregon Humane Society
Oregon Innocence Project
Oregon Wild
Oregon Zoo
Our House
Outside In
Pacific Rivers Council
Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon
Pathfinders of Oregon
Paws Assisting Veterans
Pet Partners
Phame Academy
PIL Sports

Pioneer Relief Nursery
Pixie Project
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette
PlayWrite, Inc.
Portland Area Robotics Society
Portland Children’s Museum
Portland Homeless Family Solutions
Portland NAACP – Branch 1120
Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center
Portland Playhouse
Portland Rescue Mission
Portland YouthBuilders
Potluck in the Park
Project Access NOW
Project Lemonade
Project POOCH
Quest Center for Integrative Health
Raphael House
Rebuilding Together
Renewable Northwest
Resolutions NW
Returning Veterans Project
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Rosemary Anderson High School
Rose Community Development
Salvation Army
Saturday Academy
Schoolhouse Supplies
Self Enhancement, Inc.
Serendipity Center
Sisters in Action for Power
Sisters of the Road Café
Start Making a Reader Today (SMART)
Snow Cap Community Charities
SOAR Immigration Legal Services
Society of St. Vincent De Paul
Southwest Community Health Center
Sowelu Dramatic
Sparrow Clubs
Special Olympics Oregon
Stand for Children
Street Books
Street Roots
SUN Service System
Sunnyside Counseling
Sunshine Division
Sunset Empire Park & Recreation District 
SW Community Health Center
The Dougy Center
The Freshwater Trust
The Harbor
The Healing Circle
The Shadow Project
The Street Trust
The Wetlands Conservancy
Trailkeepers of Oregon
Transition Projects
Transportation Reaching People
Trillium Family Services
Tualatin Resource Center
Tualatin School House Pantry
Tualatin Valley Gleaners
Umatilla High School Key Club
Unite Oregon
United Way of the Columbia Gorge
Urban Gleaners
Way to Wellville
Warrenton-Hammond Healthy Kids Inc.
Wheel to Walk Foundation
Willamette Riverkeeper
YMCA of Columbia-Willamette
Youth Villages Oregon
Young Audiences
YWCA of Greater Portland
Zenger Farms