We are closing out the 26th year of CommuniCare in style! Our signature closing event series, the Grant Awards Ceremonies, are an opportunity for student leaders to share their vision for Oregon with their peers and to present their grants directly to nonprofit recipients. And there is so much to celebrate! Seventy groups of grantmakers distributed $922,000 to local nonprofits and in-school programs this year.

Umatilla County schools kicked the party off on May 11th at the Tam√°stslikt Cultural Institute in Pendleton. You can read our shout out in the East Oregonian here.

These events aren’t open to the public, but you can check out a selection of photos from all seven events in our Annual Report, which will be available in July. Three cheers for the grantmakers!