CaringBridge provides free websites that connect people experiencing a significant health challenge to family and friends, making each health journey easier. CaringBridge is powered by generous donors.
The mission of CaringBridge is to amplify the love, hope and compassion in the world, making each health journey easier. To fulfill the mission they focus on three primary goals:
Ensure families receive the love and compassion they need during a significant health challenge.
Reach out and serve more families.
Enable financial gifts, volunteering and in-kind donations from donors and volunteers.
United States of America
Company contact details
Live customer support is available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Standard Time by phone at 651.789.2300 or chat.
Address & Phone Information
1715 Yankee Doodle Road
Eagan, MN 55121
Donations by mail accepted at the following address:
Donation Processing Center
PO Box 6032
Albert Lea, MN 56007-6632
Nurses, social workers and other healthcare specialists may contact Kimberly for information on how to use CaringBridge as a resource for patients and their families.
Contact Melissa if you are a member of the media and are looking for assistance or information about CaringBridge.
Brief business history
In 1997, founder Sona Mehring’s close friend suffered a life-threatening pregnancy. To keep family and friends informed about the critical situation, Sona created a website, allowing family members to communicate information to a wide circle of people.
Baby Brighid was born almost three months premature but she died nine days after.
A memorial fund, created in Brighid’s memory, enabled Children’s Hospital in St. Paul to dedicate a computer and Internet access for patients and families wishing to create their own online communities.
And CaringBridge was born.
As a U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the CaringBridge service is available – for free – for families because of the generosity of donors. Ninety percent of all funding comes from families who use the CaringBridge program. The last 10 percent comes from organizations that provide donated services and facilities.