How it Works
Write a Mission Statement
Students write a brief guiding statement outlining their grantmaking priorities for the year.
Groups are challenged to raise $1,500. The CARE Foundation will match the money raised 10:1 (up to $15,000)!
Nonprofits Submit Applications
Groups can conduct their own research into Oregon nonprofits that are mission-aligned and invite them to submit an application. Nonprofits can also apply directly to a mission statement without an invitation through the public web submission portal on our website.
Review Nonprofit Applications
Groups develop their own evaluation criteria and review applications, selecting 4-6 organizations for interviews.
Students schedule and conduct an interview or site visit with each of their top nonprofit picks, using interview questions they develop.
Students decide which nonprofit(s) will receive their funds and how much each will receive.
Grantmakers present their checks to the grant recipients at the CommuniCare Grant Awards Ceremony.