Thank you so much for your patience over the past 22 months as The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation and the Schnitzer family examined their changing philanthropic philosophies and established new granting procedures moving forward.

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 the quality of life in Oregon. As in the past, the family is committed to Portland and nonprofit organizations serving the metropolitan area, which will be given first funding priority.

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 Requests

The CARE Foundation Directors will continue to support nonprofit organizations by sponsoring fundraising galas, auctions and other events. Please submit sponsorship packets electronically to or Please allow 4 – 6 weeks for a funding decision.

The Foundation does not provide funds for individuals, non-tax-exempt organizations, other private foundations, or political groups.

Eligible Organizations

Abbey Foundation of Oregon
ALS Association
American Cancer Society
American Diabetes Association
American Heart Association
American Red Cross
Architectural Foundation of Oregon
Artists Repertory Theatre
Association of Fundraising Professionals – OR
Beaverton Arts Commission
B’nai B’rith
Boys & Girls Aid
Boys and Girls Clubs of Portland
Broadway Rose Theatre Company
Camp Rosenbaum
Cascade AIDS Project
Catlin Gabel School
Cedar Sinai Park
Chehalem Cultural Center
Chess For Success
Children’s Book Bank
Children’s Cancer Association
Children’s Center
Children’s Institute
Circus Project
College of the Desert Foundation
College Possible Portland
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Community Transitional School
Community Warehouse
Concordia College
Congregation Beth Israel
Congregation Shaarie Torah
Converge 45
Dental Foundation
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
Greater Portland Hillel
Guide Dogs For The Blind
Imago Theatre
Institute For Judaic Studies
Institute for Youth Success
J. Paul Getty Trust
Jewish Family & Child Service
Jewish Family Service of the Desert
Jewish Federation of Portland
Jewish Theatre Collaborative
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Lan Su Chinese Garden
Lewis and Clark College
Library Foundation
Literary Arts
Marylhurst University Art Gym
McCallum Theatre
Mercy Corps International
MetroArts Inc.
Metropolitan Youth Symphony
Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Museum of Modern Art
NCSY/JSU – Portland Chapter
Nevada Ballet Theatre
New Avenues For Youth
Northwest Academy
OHSU Foundation
Oregon Ballet
Oregon Children’s Theatre
Oregon College of Arts & Craft
Oregon Foundation for Reproductive Health
Oregon Hillel
Oregon Historical Society
Oregon Jewish Community Foundation
Oregon Jewish Museum
Oregon Mentors

Oregon 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 Jewish Academy
Portland Opera
Portland Playhouse
Portland State University Foundation
Portland Youth Philharmonic
Providence Child Center Foundation
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
St. Mary’s Home For Boys
Store To Door
Stumptown Stages
The Geezer Gallery
The Shadow Project
Tucker Maxon School
United Way of Clatsop County
United Way of Columbia-Willamette
University of Oregon Foundation
Volunteers of America
White Bird
Wholistic Peace Institute
Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington

For more information on the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, please visit