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Causes: Health, Health (General & Financing), Health Care, Human Services

Mission: The mission of CaringBridge is to amplify the love, hope and compassion in the world, making each health journey easier. Founded as a non-profit organization in 1997, CaringBridge enables healing during times of need through the support of family, friends and caregivers. We believe that transforming an individual's personal connections into a powerful community of hope fosters healing when it's needed most.

Results: Since 1997, more than 675,000 CaringBridge websites have been created. Combined, they have received over 2.1 billion visits.

Target demographics: CaringBridge is dedicated to providing a space for people to rally their community of support during a health event. The CaringBridge community is made up of patients, authors, visitors and/or donors, communicating with friends and family during a loved one's health event.

Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2016, 27 million people visited CaringBridge to support their family and friends during a health journey. Today, every 6 minutes a CaringBridge website is created for someone experiencing a health event.

Geographic areas served: CaringBridge serves people in all 50 states and 236 countries and territories around the world.

Programs: CaringBridge is a global nonprofit social network dedicated to helping family and friends communicate with and support loved ones during a health journey. Through CaringBridge you can start a personal website to share important information quickly during any type of health event. Family and friends can stay informed without overwhelming you with endless phone calls, emails and text messages. Plus they can post messages, photos and videos of support and encouragement straight to your website. Thanks to the generosity of donors, personal CaringBridge websites are available to anyone, anywhere, cost free.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am so grateful for this site. I am able to see what is going on with my dear friend who lives many states away. Caringbridge takes the communication burden off the family while interconnecting all of us who love and support our friend in his time of need.

Caringbridge costs the family nothing which is so wonderful for families who may have extreme financial stress on top of illness.

I am so pleased to donate to this wonderful and loving organization.

May God bless this organization and all the patients and families and doctors caring for them, in Jesus name, Amen.

Review from Guidestar

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Donor

Rating: 1

Beware! Despite hundreds of complaints, this "nonprofit" refuses to change the Donate portion of their pages to make it VERY CLEAR that the donations to NOT go to the site member - they all go to Caring Bridge.

This is ridiculous. It is dishonest and it's deceitful.

DorothyK

Donor

Rating: 5

During the time when my friend was being treated for a brain tumor, CaringBridge assisted her family and friends in keeping us updated as to her ongoing condition and treatment. Sadly, my friend did pass away but in CaringBridge kept her family and friends connected, even to this day. CaringBridge is a caring, compassionate organization which is strictly non-profit. It exists only through donations. I thank God for such an organization.