Founded: 1997

Headquarters: Eagan

Employees: 70

Donations: $7.4 million in 2010

Number of sites created to date: 248,000

Number of visits: 1.7 billion

Users: All 50 states, 225 countries and territories

Average user: 35- to 55-year old college-educated female

Pop culture milestone: 2004, when a "Doonesbury" comic strip character set up a CaringBridge site

Website: CaringBridge.org

Sources: CaringBridge Inc., Form 990