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The mission of CaringBridge is to amplify the love, hope and compassion in the world, making each health journey easier. 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.

Mission Statement
1715 Yankee Doodle Road, Suite 301
Eagan, MN 55121
Eagan, MN 55121
Phone: 651-452-7940
Other Names Used CaringBridge, Inc.
EIN 42-1529394
Principal Staff Liwanag Ojala
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 40
Number of Volunteers 2700
Number of Clients Served In 2015, more than 67,000 sites were created with 33 million people visiting CaringBridge to support their family and friends during a health journey.
Tags / Keywords health website, technology, health, healing, social network, human services
General Information
Board Chair Beth Monsrud
Number of Board Members 13
Board meetings with quorum 8
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 12.625
Major Programs
CaringBridge Websites$4,165,875
In 2014, 72,000 sites were created with 35 million people visiting CaringBridge to support their family and friends during a health journey, posting 7.5 million messages of love and support. More than 78,000 donors made a contribution to CaringBridge in 2014.
Current Goals
In 2015, we plan to power more than 72,000 CaringBridge websites, connecting individuals on health journeys with their communities of support. This means that more than 7.5 million messages of love and support will be shared from 35 million visitors. To power CaringBridge, we’re reliant on donations from individuals who have felt the power of CaringBridge firsthand – CaringBridge has a $7.5 million charitable giving goal for 2015, which will ensure that CaringBridge remains cost- and advertisement-free.
Community or Constituency Served
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.
Geographic Area Served
CaringBridge serves people in all 50 states and 195 countries around the world.
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $5,095,064 74.5%
Management: $948,765 13.9%
Fundraising: $795,193 11.6%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2015 2014 2013
End of Year: $4,443,027 $3,547,543 $4,044,028
Beginning of Year $3,547,543 $4,044,028 $3,985,457
Difference $895,484 ($496,485) $58,571
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $4,443,027
Based on information provided on 2013 to 2015
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