We are thrilled to welcome Andrea Van Hagen to the CommuniCare team! Andrea grew up in Carbondale, Colorado, but has lived in the Pacific Northwest ever since coming here to attend college at Willamette University. Prior to CommuniCare, she spent fourteen years as a middle and high school English teacher and thinks reading, writing, and teenagers are an excellent combination. She also has experience in nonprofit work, raising funds for micro-credit programs and helping to compile and file legal briefs to protect Oregon's land-use planning system. Andrea enjoys gardening, camping, running, spending time with her family, and playing the [...]
Due to time constraints, we couldn't fit this compilation into the KGW Grant Awards Ceremony broadcast - but it's too good not to share! Hear from some of our grantmakers about their major takeaways from CommuniCare.
Oregon high school students to award $550,000 to 81 nonprofits through the CommuniCare grantmaking program Virtual grant award ceremony on KGW Channel 8 on June 17 June 14, 2021 – Portland, OR – The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation today announced $550,000 in grants to 81 nonprofits and school programs throughout Oregon. These grants were made possible through CommuniCare, a year-long leadership program that gives Oregon high school students an opportunity to learn about issues affecting their communities to facilitate a deeper commitment to social activism. During the fall and winter months students are challenged to [...]
To our grantmakers, advisors, nonprofit community, and supporters - THANK YOU! We are so grateful for your hard work, dedication, and encouragement throughout this unprecedented year. If you weren't able to view our Virtual Grant Awards Ceremony on KGW last week, you can now stream it on our website. We will also be sharing additional content we couldn't fit into the broadcast throughout the week on Instagram. Have a wonderful summer!
Meet some of the amazing grantmakers from Tigard High School's second semester group and learn about their grant recipients!
While filming in Pendleton for the CommuniCare Virtual Grant Awards Ceremony, the East Oregonian stopped by to learn more about the impact grantmakers from Pendleton High School made this year. PHS senior Riley B. said CommuniCare has given her the opportunity to learn more about the surrounding community and the work nonprofits do. “It can be pretty easy to get stuck and not know how to help and feel like you can’t have much of an impact,” she said. “But then actually doing the research and seeing the organizations around us was a rewarding experience.” Read more about the group's [...]