Community & Health Industry Sponsorship Program

Community sponsorships support Health Share’s vision of a healthy community for all. Through this effort we build relationships with community based organizations impacting our members' lives across the Tri-County region.

Community Sponsorship Application Process

In an effort to be inclusive, we strive for an open and consistent process with monthly reviews of sponsorship applications. Organizations requesting event sponsorship support should follow the following steps:

  1. Review eligibility and purpose of Health Share's Community Sponsorship Program (below)

  2. Fill out the Community Sponsorship Application

  3. Submit the application and any supplemental materials at least 60 calendar days before start of the event

  4. Receive confirmation from Health Share staff within 7 calendar days after submitting application

  5. Receive response from Health Share within 30 days of submitting application

Submit your application

To submit a sponsorship application or for more information, please email, Jennine Smart, Health Equity Program Manager at

Health Industry Sponsorship Application Process

Community sponsorship relates to member-facing events only. For industry events, please submit an Industry Sponsorship Application, or contact Ashlen Strong, at, for more information.

Community Sponsorship Information


  • Reach Health Share members and build connections and trusting relationships with their families and community

  • Build partnerships with community-based organizations by generating positive exposure/alignment for Health Share of Oregon consistent with our mission, vision, and values

  • Support the capacity of organizations that improve the social conditions and/or health of the tri-county community at large

  • Promote health equity among culturally-specific and vulnerable populations through increased engagement with health care system


Health Share’s priority for member-facing sponsorships has a particular focus on events that support and engage our members, especially those populations who experience severe health and health care disparities. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Communities of color

  • Members residing in under-resourced communities in each of the three counties in our service area

  • Individuals living with a disability

  • Members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer community (LGBTQ)


If you are applying for a community sponsorship, the following requirements must be completed:

  • Event or activity must be directly engaging and impacting community members on the Oregon Health Plan

  • Location of event must be in Clackamas, Multnomah, or Washington County

  • Organizations may only receive one community sponsorship per calendar year, up to $2,500.

Sponsorships we are unlikely to support include:

  • Events or activities that are primarily for providers or healthcare professionals, such as a training or conference that members are unlikely to attend

  • Events that require an entrance fee