The mission of CaringBridge is to amplify the love, hope and compassion in the world, making each health journey easier. We work as the catalyst of love and healing for more than a half a million people each day.
Review Completed: 9/28/2012
1715 Yankee Doodle Road
Eagan, MN 55121
Phone: (651) 452-7940
Fax: (651) 681-7115
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Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
CaringBridge experienced a year of major milestones in 2012. As the original caring social network,
we continued to touch millions of lives by providing personal, private sites that bring together
family, friends and loved ones.
2012 marked our 15th Anniversary of providing love, hope and compassion worldwide, making
each health journey easier. Since the very first site was created for a tiny, baby girl in 1997, there
have been more than 1.7 billion visits to CaringBridge Sites today. We celebrated with an
event at the Mall of America. The event included CaringBridge supporters helping us break a world record for most people signing a greeting card. In all, 2,216 people expressed their thanks and support – breaking the previous record of 1,813. Now that’s a lot of love!
Being able to reach more people in need is critical to our mission. We could not have reached the
46 million people that we did last year without you.
We added even more ways for people to connect and show they care.
• We launched the SupportPlanner to compliment our sites service by allowing people to sign
up for helpful tasks, such as delivering meals, driving to doctor appointments and helping kids
• More than 1,200 people from across the globe joined the Amplifier Hub, our new online
community of volunteers and supporters.
• With the addition of the Heart Gallery, anyone can create a lasting tribute and share a
personalized message with an honor, memorial or celebration gift.
We’re excited about the best-in-class upgrades we will be adding to CaringBridge.org in 2013 – to
provide more creative opportunities to connect and communicate with your loved ones in a trusted,
respectful online space. Later this summer, the book Hope Conquers All, will be published and
available nationwide. It features inspiring personal stories of people like you who experienced the
power of CaringBridge firsthand.
Community or Constituency Served
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 more than 225 countries/territories around the world.
Impact and Programs
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