Our programs are heavily dependent on local donations. Federal and state grants provide a minimal level of funding, making it necessary for us to write grants, conduct fund raising events, and to seek donations locally. Donations can be made online, at the Community Connection Administrative Office at 2802 Adams Avenue, La Grande, or at any of the local Community Connection offices. Donations may be tax-deductible and will be directed to the program of your choice.


Entrée Program


Would you like to sponsor a senior meal? We call this “The Entrée Program” and it is an opportunity to donate to the program and receive recognition for supporting a service that is extremely important in the lives of northeast Oregon elders. Businesses find this a valuable way of supporting local seniors and individuals use this to celebrate a loved one’s birthday or anniversary. Your donation will be recognized in-house, in the newspaper, and on the radio. This may be a tax deductible donation.




Endowment Fund


Community Connection of Northeast Oregon, Inc. has established endowment funds for Baker, Union, and Wallowa counties with the Oregon Community Foundation. These funds will help to ensure the longevity of the senior centers and the many senior services we provide. The funds are well established and professionally managed and your donation may be tax deductible. Donations large and small are welcome in memory of a loved one or to offer long-term support of the senior program.

Online shopping has been increasing in popularity over the years, especially around the holidays. When you shop at Amazon Smile and select Community Connection, Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to our agency at no extra cost to you.


Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app? Simply follow the instructions below to select “Community Connection of Northeast Oregon” as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. They’ll donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us.

How it works:
1. Open the Amazon app on your phone
2. Select the main menu (=) & tap on “AmazonSmile” within Programs & Features
3. Select “Community Connection of Northeast Oregon” as your charity
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app