Avamere Family Foundation

Enhancing the lives of those who work diligently to enhance the lives of our patients and residents

Eligibility Criteriaapply today

Established in 2021, the Avamere Family Foundation serves as a resource for Avamere employees who have experienced financial hardship due to tragedy, illness, or an extreme life event. Inspired by CEO Rick Miller and his wife Erika Miller, this foundation allows leaders and employees across the Avamere Family of Companies to elevate the company’s mission of serving seniors to enhancing the lives of fellow employees as well.

The Avamere Family Foundation serves as a resource for employees across our family of companies. We enhance their lives so they can continue enhancing the lives of our valued patients and residents.

Grant Committee

The Grant Committee reviews grant applications and recommends recipients to the board, making decisions consistent with the foundation’s mission and vision.

Zanele Mutepfa-Rhone
Zanele Mutepfa-Rhone

Founder, BrandZanele, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Consultant

Jackie Allen
Jackie Allen

Certified Dietary Manager, CFPP, Avamere at Three Fountains

Anna Raithel
Anna Raithel

Associate, RandE Holdings, Board of Trustees, Treasurer, Tara Mandala International Buddhist Community & Retreat Center

Melissa Unger
Melissa Unger

Political Director, SEIU LOCAL 503

Maggie Hilty
Maggie Hilty

VP of Market Strategy at Avamere

Avamere Family Foundation Board

Our three-person board drives our foundation mission, oversees foundation operations, and reviews grant applications referred by the Grant Committee.

John Hull
John Hull

Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer, RandE Holdings

Erika Miller
Erika Miller

Community Leader

Carl Tabor
Carl Tabor

Avamere President

Sarah Silva
Sarah Silva

President of Arete Living

Grant Criteria

The Grant Committee reviews applications and makes recommendations to the Avamere Family Foundation Board. Grants are awarded monthly.

An application grant does not guarantee support. If you receive a grant, the support is not considered an employee benefit. Applications are assessed without regard to your work evaluation or position within the company, and will not impact your employment in any way.

Employees are eligible to apply if the following conditions are met:

1. Eligible relationship to Avamere. You are a:

a. Current employee of Avamere (employed for a minimum of six months)
b. Recent retiree of Avamere (within three months of last day worked)
c. Have not received a grant within the last 12 months
d. Eligible dependents are close family members for which you are financially responsible:
i. Child under age 18
ii. Spouse or domestic partner
iii. Parent over age 65 living in your home

2. You or an eligible dependent have experienced financial hardship due to a qualifying event or bill that happened within the past 90 days. A qualifying event is:

a. A natural disaster (flood, earthquake, fire) has affected your primary residence
b. A serious illness, injury or accident (to you or a dependent) and resultant medical bills affect your ability to work and/or pay for basic living expenses
c. A death of an (eligible family member) when loss of income, funeral expenses, travel, or uninsured medical expenses affect your ability to cover basic living expenses
d. Extreme circumstances (fire, robbery, assault, accident) that affect your ability to cover basic living expenses
e. Other circumstances include eviction, car repair, certain types of legal fees
f. Ineligible events include (and are not limited to) tuition payments, help paying bills or rent, debt, lien on wages, support for non-dependent family members, and other non-emergency needs.

3. You have not received an Avamere grant within the calendar year

4. Applicants may be asked to provide additional documentation of the event, including:

  • Bills, invoices, statements, and/or receipts
  • A published obituary or death certificate for expenses relating to a death
  • Fire, police, or other official report for applications resulting from catastrophic events

Grant Process Timeline

  • Grants are awarded at the end of each month
  • Grants take up to six weeks from submission of application to funds being received

The Avamere Family Foundation serves and supports team members across all of the Avamere Family of Companies.

Arete Living Logo

Grant Application

You enhance lives every day. We want to enhance yours.

The Avamere Family Foundation serves as a resource for Avamere employees who have experienced financial hardship due to tragedy, illness, or an extreme life event. This program enables employees to apply for grants to cover unexpected expenses and support their basic living needs.

See if you qualify and apply below!


“I know I have said this, but thank you again. This means so much to me and my family. I’m so honored to work for such a caring and amazing team. My job means so much to me not only because of all the residents but the amazing people I work with.”

Jennifer C. – 2023 Grant Recipient

Contact Us

3 + 5 =

47 N State Street, Suite 200,

Lake Oswego, OR 97034