Fund for Inclusive Recovery

Driving Investments to Create a Pathway for Inclusive Recovery

The Fund for Inclusive Recovery, launched in 2021, was created to drive investments to communities hardest hit by the pandemic.  

The Fund for Inclusive Recovery is a pooled fund, guided by a Community Advisory Group, that helps meet the critical needs of people most impacted by the pandemic. The Fund drives investments to BIPOC organizations, movements, and communities, creating a pathway for Greater Seattle’s inclusive recovery.  

The Fund for Inclusive Recovery. $50 million over 5 years.

Grantmaking To-Date – Phase I Community & Power Building

With the leadership and decision-making from the Community Advisory Group, we made our first round of multi-year grants to twenty-one BIPOC-led and serving organizations in Spring of 2022. Each organization will receive $200,000 for three years, totaling $12.6 million over the course of the grant period. These grants are aimed at supporting Community Power and Base Building approaches that create the necessary foundation for systems transformation. At a high level, the types of work funded are: 

  • Preparing for Transformation: bringing together stakeholders, developing shared principles and approaches, assessing current capacity and developing shared capacity and systems, developing shared approaches and/or convening with efficacy and efficiency 
  • Building Knowledge and Public Will: conducting policy research and analysis, community participatory research, publications, events or digital content campaigns that engage the public and key stakeholders on policy and systems change efforts.  
  • Advancing Policy and Systems Change: engaging community partners and individuals in dialogue and advocacy with decision makers, developing policy approaches guided by community and/or holding decisionmakers accountable to decisions and agreements.  

The Fund’s first round of grantees includes: 

Alphabet Alliance of Color 

Equitable Recovery and Reconciliation Alliance 

Casa Latina 


Collective Justice 

Community Health Board Coalition 

Families of Color Seattle 

Partnership between Indian American Community Services, Eastside for All, and Muslim Community Network Association 

Native Action Network 


Open Doors for Multicultural Families 

Pacific Islander Community Association of Washington 

Rainier Beach Action Coalition 

Skyway Coalition 

South East Seattle Education Coalition 

Surge Reproductive Justice 

United Indians of All Tribes Foundation 

U.T.O.P.I.A. WA 

Voices of Tomorrow 

West African Community Council 

White Center Community Development Association 

Read More about each of grantee partners’ work

Stay tuned for any upcoming rounds of funding. For additional questions, please email [email protected]

Learning & Evaluation 

Intentional in the design of the Fund for Inclusive Recovery is a commitment to reinventing philanthropy to be in alignment with the needs of community-rooted nonprofits. With that in mind, we are co-creating the Fund’s learning & evaluation efforts in partnership with grantees and funders. Read about grantees’ learnings from the first year.