Most grantmaking groups receive a guaranteed $7,500 from The CARE Foundation for their grantmaking. Additional fundraising is optional but highly encouraged because it is a great way to practice important skills, have fun with peers, and educate the community about different service areas. We challenge students to fundraise an additional $750 dollars, and we match each $1 raised x10. So, a group that meets their fundraising goal can double their CARE Foundation funds from $7,500 to $15,000! That’s a whole lot of of money to give to amazing nonprofits.

Not only have we seen an increase in the number of student fundraisers overall, but the creativity of the 2022-2023 fundraisers is a new high water mark for CommuniCare. From pop-up thrift stores and video game tournaments, to spicy hot wings eating challenges and art sales, there is no shortage of ambitious and entrepreneurial ideas.

The fundraising window officially closes at the end of February, so it’s last call folks!