The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation and the Schnitzer family examined their philanthropic philosophies and established new granting procedures.

The CARE Foundation’s principal purpose will continue to be the support of Arts & Culture, Youth, Educational, Medical, Social Service, and Community activities that enhance quality of life.

Small Grants (<$10,000)

We are excited to announce the expansion of our youth philanthropy program, CommuniCare! The majority of our small grants in the Oregon/Portland Metropolitan area will be distributed through this program. For more information, please visit the CommuniCare website.

Other Grants

By Invitation Only. Grant proposals for projects, matching grants, and capital campaigns will be accepted and reviewed on a quarterly basis.

Event Sponsorship

The CARE Foundation’s Board of Directors will continue to support nonprofit organizations that have historically received strong support from the CARE Foundation by sponsoring fundraising galas, auctions and other events. Please submit sponsorship packets electronically to   Please allow 4 – 6 weeks for a funding decision.

Eligible Organizations

ALS Association
American Diabetes Association
American Heart Association
American Red Cross
Architectural Foundation of Oregon
Artists Repertory Theatre
Association of Fundraising Professionals – OR
Beaverton Arts Commission
Boys and Girls Clubs of Portland
Broadway Rose Theatre Company
Cascade AIDS Project
Catlin Gabel School
Chehalem Cultural Center
Children’s Center
Children’s Institute
Circus Project
College of the Desert Foundation
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Converge 45
Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation
Dougy Center
Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital
Dress For Success of Oregon, Inc.
Fanconi Anemia Research Fund, Inc.
Forward Stride

Foundations for a Better Oregon
Friends of Astoria Column
Friends of the Children
Girls Inc.
Grantmakers of Oregon & SW Washington
Guide Dogs For The Blind
Imago Theatre
Institute for Youth Success
J. Paul Getty Trust
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Lan Su Chinese Garden
Library Foundation
Literary Arts
McCallum Theatre
Metropolitan Youth Symphony
New Avenues For Youth
Northwest Academy
OHSU Foundation
Oregon Ballet
Oregon Children’s Theatre
Oregon College of Arts & Craft
Oregon Historical SocietyOregon Museum of Science & Industry
Oregon Psychoanalytic Center
Oregon Public Broadcasting
Oregon State University Foundation
Oregon Symphony
Oregon Zoo Foundation
Pacific NW College of Art
Palm Springs Art Museum

Planned Parenthood of SW Columbia/Willamette
Portland Art Museum
Portland Center for the Performing Arts
Portland Center Stage
Portland Chamber Orchestra
Portland Children’s Museum
Portland Festival Symphony
Portland Japanese Garden
Portland Opera
Portland Playhouse
Portland State University Foundation
Portland Youth Philharmonic
Reading Results
Regional Arts and Culture Council
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Self Enhancement, Inc.
Sherie Hildreth Ovarian Cancer Foundation
Siletz Bay Music Festival
Special Olympics Oregon
Store To Door
The Geezer Gallery
The Shadow Project
United Way of Columbia-Willamette
University of Oregon Foundation
Volunteers of America
Wholistic Peace Institute
Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington

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