As the crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, community-based organization have been a lifeline for our most vulnerable residents. These organizations have deep histories within their communities, enabling them to be trusted providers, meeting people where they are at and delivering services designed to best fit their needs. After nearly a year of provided crisis support, these critical community partners are feeling the strain of increasing demands and often reduced financial support. Because of this, Phase 3 of the Response Fund provided general support to sustain and strengthen the capacity of community-based organizations addressing a broad set of COVID-19 related needs within Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities.
As with the previous Phases of the COVID-19 Response Fund, Phase 3 grants targeted community-based organizations supporting vulnerable workers and families—people who face longstanding economic inequities and disparities due to racism that have been made worse by the current crisis. We have prioritized BIPOC communities because while everyone has been impacted by the pandemic, not all have felt those impacts equally. Black residents represent 6.4% of the population in King County and 11.9% of COVID cases. Similarly, Latinx residents are 10% of the population, 24.1% of the cases while Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander residents are 0.8% of the population and 2.8% of the cases. The disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 are also playing out economically. Roughly, 95% of Black-owned businesses were left out of the federal Paycheck Protection Program and the number of Black-owned businesses nationwide has decreased 41% since February, as compared to 17% of white-owned businesses.
In Phase 3, a total of $9.9 million was allocated through 283 grants to community-based organizations deeply rooted in the target populations and best positioned to understand and address the unique needs of their communities. Funding prioritized the populations below, with a particular emphasis on Black communities who are facing compounding needs of not only COVID-19 but recent and persistent racialized violence.
Phase 3 Priority Populations
- People who will be missed by public funding opportunities, including undocumented immigrants and refugees
- People who are essential workers without health supports, childcare, and other necessary services
- People of color who are experiencing disparate health impacts
As the COVID-19 Response Fund has evolved around community needs, we are taking care to ensure that its work is based in trust and community. As in Phase 2, this funding was guided by our Community Advisory Group who set priorities for the approach and supported the grantmaking process.
Phase 3 grants follow the previous Phases which provided support for vulnerable workers and families in the face of the economic and health impacts of the pandemic. In March 2020, the Fund rapidly deployed nearly $10.2 million to community-based organizations that were working on the frontlines to support people facing reduced or lost work, financial inability to meet their basic needs, barriers to healthcare, as well as fear and confusion. An additional set of Phase 1 grants, made in April and totaling $850,000, helped further address mounting food insecurity in our region. Later that summer, Phase 2 of the fund allocated an additional $9.2 million to support childcare, mental and behavioral health, and emergency financial assistance.
4 Tomorrow, $25,000: Outreach and Assistance to King County EPRAP as well as to Kirkland and Redmond City Specific Rental Assistance. Keeping people safe, housed, and fed while providing culturally sensitive technical assistance to the Spanish speaking community.
A Legacy of Equality Leadership and Organizing (LELO), $25,000: LELO provides mutual aid to communities of color. We continue to work in alliance with other immigrant, refugee and organizations of color in educating and organizing our communities to advocate for ourselves and ensuring our needs are met.
Abu-Bakr Islamic Center Of Washington, $25,000: ABICWA provides a place of worship for individuals and families inclusive Islamic institution. ABICWA offers culturally and linguistically programs and services; religious, educational, including emergency human services, child and youth programs.
Abundance of Hope center, $50,000: AofH's COVID-19 CNR program provides At Risk Youth ages 12-26 and their families receive financial assistance, essential items and COVID-19 info. Items are provided via no contact delivery. Rental assistance is sent directly to landlords.
Afghan Health Initiative, $25,000: Afghan Health Initiative is providing basic needs and culturally appropriate services such as food, diapers, basic expenses. It is also translating COVID-19 information and helping its immigrant community navigate assistance in various languages.
AFIA Podcast, $50,000: Black fathers have been hit hard by COVID, from impacts on health, employment, and mental health. AFIA provides a platform giving vulnerable Black fathers hope and strength through stories and interviews they can relate to in Seattle and beyond.
African Community Housing & Development: $25,000 , COVID is exacerbating pre-existing disparities and has reduced opportunities for our community. From eviction prevention to food assistance to digital education services, ACHD has been protecting our community since the beginning of the crisis.
African Young Dreamers Empowerment Program Intl.: $25,000 , AYDEPI Youth has engaged in COVID-19 education through the distribution of free PPE's to the communities. Youth also created Covid-19 video content aimed at the prevention and transmission of Covid-19 by using community groups.
Africatown Community Land Trust, $50,000: Africatown Community Land Trust worked to meet community needs related to information about resources, rental assistance and business assistance and identifying community needs and advocating strategies for building a new normal rooted in equity.
Africatown International, $50,000:AI has been providing emergency financial assistance since the first COVID-19 Quarantine began. Support includes rental assistance, food vouchers, utility payments and help with move in costs.
Afropedia, $50,000: With the intent of supporting small local black-owned businesses during the pandemic, we will be partnering with these businesses to distribute care packages to students in our community with the most needs. Also, support our students financially.
After-School All-Stars Puget Sound, $25,000: ASAS provides virtual programs focused on connection, mentorship, social-emotional support, creative outlets, and academic support for South King County youth. We conduct routine wellness checks and have distributed $30k in grocery vouchers.
Alphabet Alliance of Color (AAoC), $150,000: As a coalition of partners, we are providing space for Queer & Trans Black Indigenous People of Color to learn and talk about the impacts of COVID-19, find connection and build community and build skills of resiliency during times of isolation.
API Chaya, $25,000: We provide culturally responsive support to survivors of gender-based violence and human trafficking, and build power in marginalized communities to meet survivors' immediate needs, and create options that foster safety, healing, and accountability.
Arts Impact, $25,000: Arts Impact provides arts-infused education to students least likely to have access to arts in their schools. During remote learning, we have partnered with teaching artists and educators to create virtual programs to support teachers & students.
Asian Counseling and Referral Service, $25,000: ACRS has been providing essential services to its most vulnerable clients – critical behavioral services to individuals with serious/chronic behavioral health issues; and food bags and hot meals to low-income elderly clients and their families.
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, $25,000: Since the beginning of the pandemic, APALA has been supporting AAPI workers by providing in-language worker assistance, developing leaders of color, advancing racial justice within the labor movement, and hosting online educational webinars.
Associated Recreation Council, $25,000: ARC is working with Seattle Public Schools to offer essential childcare to frontline and scholarship families at 19 sites across the city. Our high-quality programs provide affordable childcare that supports remote learning for their students.
Atlantic Street Center, $25,000: ASC provides community-based, culturally-competent services to low-income children and families of color in King County. ASC is focused on supplying food, technology, utility and rental assistance, masks, and other basic needs for our communities.
Auburn Public Schools Foundation, $25,000: Since remote learning was announced in March, we have completely shifted our funding focus from classroom based grants to provide immediate relief for families in need in the form of $50 gift cards for food, clothing, hygiene items, and basic needs.
Babies of Homelessness, $25,000: Before the pandemic, 1 in 3 families across the U.S. struggled to afford diapers. Now, with more than 56 million families with children losing their household income since March of this year, Babies of Homelessness is meeting the growing diaper need.
Basilica Bio, $50,000: Basilica Bio is a new Black-led community organization that seeks to break down barriers in science and promote land and food sovereignty, educational access, and depollution to mitigate COVID19 outcomes that disportionately impact BIPOC communities.
Bellevue LifeSpring, $25,000: Bellevue LifeSpring is providing grocery store food vouchers and rental assistance to families affected by COVID-19. Our goal is for no child in Bellevue to experience hunger or homelessness as a result of the pandemic.
BIPOC Sustainable Tiny Art House Community, $50,000: With extreme housing costs, and unsafe living/working environments, even worse with COVID19, low-income BIPOC artists are unable to invest in their communities or build wealth. Healthy, secure housing make resilient communities in the face of crises.
Black Star Farmers, $50,000: The Ujamaa Food Circle with the support of Black Star Farmers and Seattle BIPOC Organic Food Co Op offset a huge portion of the monthly expense of families of color through providing 100 boxes of high quality organic bulk goods and fresh produce.
Boyer Children’s Clinic, $25,000: Funding will support outreach and engagement to marginalized BIPOC communities to access early support for infants and toddlers services for young children age birth to three with disabilities and developmental delays.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue, $25,000: We are currently open all day providing remote classrooms and Boys & Girls Club programs; 90% receiving full or low-cost scholarships, so families disproportionately affected by the crisis can utilize the Club while parents work to support families.
Boys & Girls Clubs of King County, $25,000: Boys & Girls Clubs of King County has offered extended hours & full-day programming continuously since March, providing educational & social-emotional support, healthy meals, physical activity, personal connection & more, enabling youth to persevere.
Braided Seeds, $50,000: We have worked to support BIPOC getting outdoors in the midst of COVID by booking camping trips and leading socially distanced outdoor excursions. We are in the process of distributing free Discover Passes and National Park Passes to the community.
Brothers United In Leadership Development (BUILD), $50,000: BUILD has been providing support to the Black-IPOC community during COVID-19 by supporting BLM protest with security, equipment, logistics, marketing & communications etc. we have also supported re-pass events for families that have lost loved ones.
Byrd Barr Place, $50,000: We have augmented our core services: Energy Assistance, Rental Assistance, and the Central District Food Bank. The Food Bank has increased food and established no touch deliveries. We are now providing mini-grants to small neighborhood businesses.
Center for Human Services, $25,000: CHS is providing behavioral health assessments and therapy remotely. CHS is also providing virtual parenting classes/support, virtual "Story time", support for youth with school work, and other services to support families during COVID-19.
Centro Cultural Mexicano, $25,000: Centro Cultural Mexicano is distributing emergency rent assistance and other resources to communities in need. We offer bilingual assistance to the Latino, immigrant, and undocumented communities, and advocate for resources.
Cham Refugees Community, $25,000: Cham refugees community have provided assistance and serving the BIPOC, refugees and immigrant communities. Combating hunger and homelessness. Helping with food, rental and utilities assistance and unemployment applications.
Chief Seattle Club, $25,000: Chief Seattle Club is an essential service provider serving homeless/low-income American Indians/Alaska Natives 7 days a week. During the pandemic, the Club continually pivots services to respond to service gaps and community needs.
Childhaven, $25,000: In response to COVID-19, Childhaven has substantially increased basic needs support, community outreach efforts, and new referral partnerships, implemented innovative telehealth solutions, and upgraded our technology and network infrastructure.
Children's Home Society of Washington, $25,000: Childcare reopened quickly to restricted numbers, serving children of essential workers. In-person programs are now provided remotely, augmented by direct assistance with basic needs, information and referrals, and system navigation.
Chinese Information and Service Center, $25,000: CISC’s bicultural/bilingual services to over 5,000 immigrant families include a Rapid Response Team supplying health/resource information; one-on-one assistance with accessing benefits/resources; help for seniors to access prescriptions/food; etc.
CHOOSE 180, $50,000: COVID-19 has adversely impacted BIPOC and marginalized communities. Our legal system-impacted participants and families have expressed heightened needs for support, and we have expanded programming and financial assistance to better meet these needs.
Cierra Sisters, $50,000: Cierra Sisters supports a highly vulnerable low-income community of African American people in cancer treatment, and their families, who have compromised immune systems and are at extremely high risk of complications and death from COVID-19.
Coalition of Immigrants, Refugees and Communities of Color, $250,000: The COVID-19 Community Response Alliance – consisting of 14 BIPOC nonprofits - provides critical information in multiple languages, resource referrals, food (meals, groceries and food vouchers); and emergency financial assistance to those in need.
Collective Justice, $25,000: We center survivors of violence who are living through complex trauma and/or experiencing new levels of psychosocial and financial compression due to COVID-19. We are committed to providing the politicized healing spaces that BIPOC survivors deserve.
Columbia Legal Services, $25,000: CLS fights to protect people living in prison and agricultural workers who provide our food from COVID-19. We provide legal support, advocacy and much-needed information about the COVID-19 benefits available to people who are undocumented.
Common Good Seattle (DBA Together Washington), $25,000: Together Washington works with BIPOC families in Seattle's Central District and Rainier Valley communities to get fresh food and produce in the hands of families in need. Together Washington has served over 35,000 with fresh food during Covid.
Communities In Schools of Renton-Tukwila, $25,000: Communities In Schools of Renton-Tukwila is continuing to support the increased COVID recovery needs of historically marginalized families through a coordinated response leveraging the power of collective impact to support our community.
Communities In Schools of Seattle, $25,000: CISS supports students furthest from education equity by living our mission of surrounding students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. More evident as Seattle students have been learning remotely.
Community Day Center for Children, $50,000: CDCC, Inc., founded in 1963, is committed to ensuring students have access to our high quality, early education program. We desire to be a safe haven for families as they weather the uncertain economic & emotional societal impacts of COVID-19.
Community for Youth (CfY), $25,000: CfY provides ~10 hours/month of mentoring to low-income and BIPOC youth helping combat inequities attached to race, place, & income. Mentoring support has been especially crucial during the COVID-19 as youth are isolated & struggling more than ever.
Community Health Worker Coalition for Migrants and Refugees, $25,000: The Community Health Worker Coalition for Migrants & Refugees is meeting the needs of our communities during the time of COVID-19 by training to prevent the spread of COVID, distribution of face masks, and direct provision of economic relief.
Community Network Council, $50,000: CNC is providing Black/Latino students and their families in the Kent School District with gift cards for food and essential items. We also provide support to families and students with distance learning and referrals to needed resources.
Community Passageways, $50,000: Community Passageways continues to support young people in the school-to-prison pipeline and also provide critical and creative assistance to young people with tutoring, technology support, employment, rental and utility assistance and food security.
Comunidad Latina de Vashon, $25,000: Comunidad Latina de Vashon amplifies community voice, activates families to self-advocate and transforms systems to better serve Latino families. We stand with our community not only by providing emergency relief but by organizing systems change.
Congregations for the Homeless, $25,000: CFH mobilized quickly at the onset of COVID-19 to protect our residents, staff and community. We expanded our shelter and housing programs by placing the most vulnerable residents at a local hotel, providing accountability, relationship and meals.
Consejo Counseling and Referral, $25,000: Consejo provides multi-lingual and culturally specific mental health and substance use disorder support, nutritional assistance and COVID educational information for people in the places where they live, learn, work, and play.
Country Doctor Community Health Centers, $25,000: COVID019 disproportionately impacts Latinx & African American communities. People without health insurance and otherwise marginalized from the mainstream medical system face challenges in accessing medical care, including behavioral health support.
Crisis Connections, $25,000: CC provides free, crisis support services addressing mental health & substance use needs as well as connections to critical resources. Our programs help alleviate suffering, avert and manage crises, & connect people to needed community resources.
DAWN (Domestic Abuse Women's Network), $25,000: DAWN provides life-saving, hope-giving resources for survivors of domestic abuse in south King County and beyond. Abuse thrives in isolation, and our advocates work tirelessly to support, empower, and shelter survivors through this pandemic.
Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association, $25,000: In 2020, DNDA worked to meet the basic needs of our communities like never before. We provided cash assistance, gift cards for bills and groceries, PPE, tutoring, and internet connectivity for families as we all adjusted to life during the pandemic.
Denise Louie Education Center, $25,000: DLEC opened all 4 childcare locations & continued to provide provisional services of weekly virtual check-ins, daily online and in person classrooms, health sessions in different languages, food & essential items delivered to families.
Dignity for Divas, $50,000: Our Covid- 19 Readiness Program is providing lifesaving PPE supplies and covid-19 care kits, grocery cards, school supplies and remote-work job skills training to program participants who recently lost their jobs due to Covid-19.
Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC), $25,000: DESC clients are at high risk for Covid-19 infection due to complex combinations of mental, behavioral and medical illnesses. We provide an array of services, treatment and permanent supportive housing to promote health and housing stability.
Duwamish Valley Sustainability Association, $25,000: We create a healthier environment, by relieving stress youth experience due to COVID’s isolation and digital schooling. Additionally, youth living in a superfund site, safely gather to learn skills to engage the community by using technology.
Eagles Nest Community Kitchen, $50,000: We cook hot gourmet meals to all the Shag low-income seniors in the Kent areas. We also provide hot meals to school age children, through our "We Count 2" program, that focuses on bringing mobile mentor to families that request the service.
East African Community Services, $25,000: EACS continues to mobilize COVID-19 related support through our East African COVID-19 Response Fund. We continue to provide food, utility and housing supports for low-income East African refugee and immigrant families.
Easterseals Washington, $25,000: Easterseals Washington has prioritized keeping our inclusive child development centers (CDC) open and flexible throughout the COVID-19 crisis. Our families report that we have provided a critical lifeline during this challenging time.
Eastside Legal Assistance Program, $25,000: ELAP offers legal services to people facing civil legal struggles but can’t afford a lawyer. Issues are mounting for many due to the pandemic and we provide webinars, legal services, and consultation with attorneys to help people solve problems.
Edmonds Lutheran Learning Center, $25,000: Edmonds Lutheran Learning Center provides child care to low income families and essential workers. We have been open and working through Covid since June providing these services.
Education with Purpose Foundation for Pacific Islanders, $25,000: Since March 2020, we've distributed over 150k in rental and essential bills assistance to BIPOC communities throughout King County. Thousands of Pacific Islander community members have been able to show their resilience with this generous support.
El Centro de la Raza, $25,000: El Centro de la Raza is providing emergency financial assistance to low-income families to meet basic needs including rent, utilities, food, and laptops to students for remote learning.
Empowering Youth and Families Outreach, $50,000: EYFO supports the learning of Black youth during a time when academic disparities are in danger of being severely exacerbated. We provide one-on-one tutoring and opportunities for connection to support students during asynchronous learning.
Encompass Northwest, $25,000: Encompass continues to provide critical, quality services to support children and families in our community through Pediatric Therapy and Early Learning Programs. Family Support staff also help to connect families with emergency services and support.
Entre Hermanos, $25,000: We are continuing vital outreach and health education for the Latinx LGBTQ community, delivering food vouchers, and increasing access to virtual or safely-distanced legal representation, HIV/STI testing, and accompaniment to medical appointments.
Equity in Education Coalition, $250,000: EEC leads Partners in Change, a collaborative of CBOs addressing inequities during COVID-19. We distribute food resources, spearhead the movement for digital equity statewide, and advocate for BIPOC communities at local, county, and state levels.
Eritrean Association in Greater Seattle, $25,000: The Eritrean Senior Lunch Program provides healthy, culturally appropriate hot meals and grocery items to 284 East African low-income seniors facing food insecurity three times a week delivered to participants’ homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ethiopian Community in Seattle, $25,000: ECS supports marginalized immigrant communities facing disparate financial and health outcomes of COVID-19 by helping them access assistance through providing linguistically and culturally responsive information.
Evergreen Children's Assoc DBA Kids Co., $25,000: We believe in educating the whole child. Students are treated to a curriculum that inspires wonder, curiosity & play. Our full-day childcare emphasizes remote schooling, reading, SEL, experiential activities, physical movement, quiet time, and more!
Evergreen Treatment Services, $25,000: Evergreen Treatment Services provides medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder. The REACH program brings emergency response to the homeless community with outreach, referral for treatment, and assistance in safe practices during COVID.
Facing Homelessness, $25,000: We provide survival supplies, housing, and dignified, personal support and resources to community members experiencing homelessness and isolation during the pandemic. We promote compassion and community involvement to collectively end homelessness.
Family Law CASA, $25,000: FL CASA provides free child advocacy services for low-income children in high-risk & high-conflict custody cases. COVID-19’s impacts are worsening domestic violence, substance use, & abuse/neglect rates & risks to youth we serve are higher than ever.
FamilyWorks, $25,000: FamilyWorks developed ways to safely provide services: express food distribution at our food banks, by appointment, or delivered; online and outdoor playgroups and parent support; help navigating resources; a satellite center at Nathan Hale H.S.
Federal Way Senior Center, $25,000: During COVID-19 we are essential, open & providing services. Food Bank relieves hunger in our culturally diverse community through a network of partner agencies & acquire, distribute & deliver food to people of all ages & cultures without judgement.
FEEST, $25,000: FEEST is working not just to meet the immediate food needs of BIPOC young people and their families, but to continue to build youth leadership to create healthy food access with school and other key food policy decision-makers.
Filipino Community of Seattle, $25,000: We provide meals and food pantry to 250 vulnerable individuals per day 3 times a week, provide mental health checks, and our youth has online after school programs. Our goal is to keep our community to stay safe and healthy during this pandemic.
First Five Years & Beyond, $25,000: We provide culturally appropriate foods and food vouchers, PPE like bleach, hand soap, mask paper towel, toilet rolls. If funded, we will provide rent assistance, food vouchers, and basic needs like diapers and wipes for families with young children.
FOB Hope, $50,000: FOB Hope has held three distribution events and two registration opportunities to help 217 Veterans with past due rent, utility bills, food, gas, medicine, and more. This number is in addition to the regular 120 Veterans we help on a yearly basis.
Foundation for Sustainable Community DBA Farmer Frog, $25,000: We are feeding communities hard hit during the severe food crisis created by the pandemic. We accomplish this by helping our community through distribution, location and securing real food with the help of our staff, volunteers, and partnerships.
Freedom Church of Seattle, $110,000: Our coalition works every day to address poverty, homelessness, hunger, violence prevention and small business support.
Freedom Project, $50,000: Freedom Project provides relational support framed in anti-oppression principles and trauma-informed practices. We provide tangible resources (such as financial assistance for housing) hand-in-hand with community-based emotional support.
Friends of Youth, $25,000: We respond to marginalized youth and families experiencing homelessness, hardship, and social isolation amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. We modified our shelter and residential programs to ensure health and safety, and offer support services virtually.
GABRIELA Seattle, $25,000: During COVID-19 we using our community organizing work to connect with front line workers, at risk community members, detained/incarcerated and more. We held actions and campaigns and provided direct assistance to workers, detainees and families.
Global Social Business Partners, $50,000: Global Social Business Partners (GSBP) is receiving produce and other ingredients from local farmers and distributing them to households daily. It is preparing and delivering nutritious, warm meals to at-risk and high-risk youth and families while teaching youth skills related to health, the food system, and social business.
Global to Local, $25,000: Global to Local is supporting people in South King County secure rental assistance, food assistance, and direct financial support for basic needs. We also provide ongoing outreach and education regarding COVID-19.
Glover EmpowerMentoring-GEM, $50,000: Over the past nine months, GEM has been actively involved in serving our South King County communities and families. Weekly food box delivers, bi-weekly check-ins, and monthly rental and food assistance are a few of the supporting ways.
Good Shepherd Youth Outreach, $50,000: We are thankful to the Seattle Foundation recognizing Good Shepherd Youth Outreach work that has continued to provide community outreach for BIPOC youth and families who depend on us for food and general supports during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Grassroot Projects, $25,000: Grassroot Projects provides direct service to low-income immigrant/undocumented/refugee families with care packages of essentials such as diapers, wipes, formula, hygiene products, and culturally sensitive groceries customized to their kids' needs.
Green Light Project, $50,000: We provide cash assistance, emergency housing support, and harm reduction supplies to street based sex workers at the cross section of drug use in Seattle.
Hand and Hand Community Development, $25,000: Since the COVID-19 pandemic, Hand and Hand has rapidly mobilized the collection and distribution of food and hygiene supplies to unhoused individuals and families whose living circumstances have only been exacerbated by this public health crisis.
Happy Family Happy Community, $25,000: Happy Family Happy Community provides services for all ages East African immigrants and refugees in King County, Washington who live outside the Seattle metro area and do not have access to information and resources delivered in their languages.
HealthPoint, $25,000: HealthPoint is at the epicenter for testing (over 1000 daily) and treatment of people in South King County. We will also be a vaccination center. In addition to treatment, patients receive food, technology and other support to survive the pandemic.
Hip Hop is Green, $50,000: Culturally-based Urban Teaching Farm & Lab supporting food security and youth interns and Plant-based Food Share Program providing free, healthy fresh food from local farmers and chefs and free grocery vouchers to the BIPOC community.
Horn of Africa Services, $25,000: Horn of Africa Services (HOAS) supports over 65 home childcare providers owned by East African immigrant and refugee women. Right now it is providing financial support and sanitation supplies to these providers so they can remain open.
ICNA Relief USA Programs, $25,000: ICNA Relief is an organization that strives to serve communities of color, marginalized, homeless communities and youth. ICNA Relief focuses to serve communities most impacted by the COVID19 crisis and provide direct assistance to those communities.
IDIC Filipino Senior & Family Services, $25,000: IDIC delivers more than 850 hot meals and 220 grocery & produce bags weekly to quarantined elderly immigrants and low-income families. Staff connects through regular wellness checking phone calls, social work, and documentation referrals.
Ignited Phoenix, $25,000: The Duwamish Valley already faces so much injustice - and COVID has just made that worse. This project strengthens a community already facing an uphill battle.
Immigrant Guide, $25,000: Immigrant Guide created virtual safe spaces for African Immigrants to meet and grieve, become vulnerable, share experience, coping skills and resources on food, rental, utility bills, etc. besides offering referrals to resources to asylum seekers.
India Association of Western Washington, $25,000: IAWW swiftly shifted its support services in 2020 to address corebasic, urgent services-rent, food, small business support accessing relief, remodeling, investing in businesses, increasing legal clinics and mental health support for service workers.
Indigenous Showcase, $25,000: It became paramount that we continue our work of sharing authentic Indigenous stories, as a means to bring a sense of normal to these uncertain times. By pivoting from the traditional theater to an outdoor venue we brought community together.
Ingersoll Gender Center, $25,000: Ingersoll has provided financial support to Trans and Gender Nonconforming (TGNC) community members who are experiencing crises as a result of COVID-19. In 2020, we distributed over $200,000 in flexible assistance and reached 3,500 TGNC people.
Integration Family Services, $25,000: Integration Family Services’ network of Somali service providers, educators, and professionals provides assistance, resource & service navigation, virtual & phone support, and advocacy to reduce families’ isolation, stress, and financial insecurity.
Interlake Child Care & Learning Center, $25,000: Interlake Child Care & Learning Center offers a loving environment and anti-bias, culturally relevant curriculum that inspires children to grow into competent, confident and compassionate citizens of the world.
International Community Health Services, $25,000: ICHS has delivered food and other supplies to its patients and community members, provided mental health support, and enrolled people into affordable health insurance. We have also provided pop-up COVID-19 testing and flu vaccination clinics.
Iraqi Community Center of WA, $25,000: The Iraqi Community Center of WA has continued to provide much needed; emergency assistance, food assistance, case management, system navigation and has provided accurate and timely COVID updates and information in Arabic for the community.
Issaquah Community Services, $25,000: ICS saw a 32% increase in the # of residents helped with financial assistance for rent. This increase was due to job losses, COVID health issues, and parents unable to work due to lack of childcare / children needing remote schooling supervision.
Jubilee REACH, $25,000: Jubilee REACH is providing COVID-19 relief in three areas: fighting hunger, fighting homelessness, and providing social and emotional support. Most families we serve are immigrants with limited English proficiency and from communities of color.
Kandelia, $25,000: Kandelia has pivoted programming to address the basic and critical needs of our youth and families while delivering high quality academic and enrichment support virtually during this challenging time.
Kay Tita, $25,000: Kay Tita provides BIPOC led; small business focused technical skills training in point of sales system management, emphasizing improving cash flow to communities of color and increasing their resiliency to the pandemic and other disaster events.
Kent Youth and Family Services, $25,000: KYFS provides mental health services, substance use disorder treatment, homelessness prevention, and other services for low-income and marginalized communities in South King County, targeting resources toward families affected by the pandemic.
Khmer Community of Seattle King County, $25,000: KCSKC advocates for and assists Cambodian families by providing case management, information and referral, housing assistance, youth and family support, digital support, senior services, translation/interpretation, emergency food assistance and more.
Kindering Center, $25,000: Kindering provides therapies and early education for children with developmental delays, disabilities and risk factors (low-income immigrant/refugee, homeless or foster/kinship care) and their families, caregivers and childcare/preschool providers.
King County Equity Now, $50,000: King County Equity Now (KCEN) was birthed from the deep, rich history of powerful Black resistance, organizing and advocacy in Martin Luther King Jr. County, WA. Their lived-expirence, knowledge-base, relational work, ecosystems are tied to the betterment of all Black Peoples in this region.
King County Racial Equity Coalition, $150,000: The King County Racial Equity Coalition (REC) represent 15 community-based organizations led by leaders of color and serving communities of color. As the COVID-19 crisis hit our communities, we became first responders in communities of color given our trusted relationships with racially, ethnically and linguistically diverse communities, broad geographic service area and expertise in serving communities that experience systemic barriers even in the best of times.
King County Sexual Assault Resource Center, $25,000: KCSARC has maintained all services for victims of sexual assault and their families. Therapy, parent education for non-offending caregivers, legal advocacy, and our 24-hour resource line are available in Spanish and English.
Korean Community Service Center, $25,000: Korean Community Service Center provides culturally and linguistically accessible programs and resources to the most vulnerable and underserved members of our community that are disproportionally impacted by the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kwanza preparatory academy, $25,000: We have been providing supports to youth and families around crossing the digital divide, with a focus on helping understand how to navigate online resource portals and this type of targeted intervention is what our community is requesting.
Lake Burien Presbyterian Church, $25,000: Our work related to COVID 19 has focused on: a) the healthy development of children/youth; b)weekly relief in food distributions & disbursing cash assistance to families; c)working with partners & parents to advocate for equity in our schools.
Lake City Collective, $25,000: Lake City Collective is connecting and providing assistance with rent relief, food, utility and medical bills, PPE, and doing outreach to inform about Covid-19 to underrepresented communities in North Seattle and North King County.
Latino Community Fund of Washington State, $100,000: Latino Community Fund works with a network of partners to organize resources across WA with Latinx families, including in King, Yakima, Grant, and Chelan counties. Our Covid Response Fund provides support for families through direct rental assistance, and food vouchers.
Launch, $25,000: Launch offers full-day care for ages 3-12, with a focus on essential workers and those furthest from educational justice. We provide remote learning support and enrichment activities to help children develop social-emotional and academic skills.
Liberation Medicine School, $50,000: During this time of multi-pandemics of COVID-19 and anti-Black violence, Liberation Medicine School (LMS) has been caring for community by providing mental health support and low-barrier direct financial aid to Black trans and queer people.
LifeWire, $25,000: Due to COVID-19, this is a challenging time for survivors who are facing or fleeing violence. LifeWire is working at the frontlines, helping survivors, children, and families with food, housing, safety planning, legal help, and mental health therapy.
Living Well Kent, $25,000: Our COVID-19 response services include basic care packages, health literacy, and low-barrier healthcare access support. Our response is informed by the needs identified by immigrants and refugees who are marginalized from mainstream resources.
Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI), $25,000: LIHI provides affordable permanent supportive and transitional housing for families and individuals experiencing homeless and with low-incomes, Tiny House Villages (24/7 enhanced shelters), and Urban Rest Stop facilities (free hygiene services).
Lutheran Community Services Northwest, $25,000: LCSNW meets critical needs for low-income families, refugees, and immigrant populations, who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID, including emergency food and hygiene items, PPE, housing support, translation, and telehealth counseling.
Making A Difference Foundation, $50,000: MADF's Eloise's Cooking Pot Food Bank Delivery Program provides free healthy food to low-income people in the South King County area, especially during the COVID-19 crisis when people are struggling to provide for their own basic needs.
Malawi Seattle Association, $25,000: Malawi Seattle Association makes sure that disproportionately COVID-19 devastated people of color community including undocumented Black Immigrant have access to basic essential services like food, medical & mental health, and housing needs.
MAPS-MCRC (Muslim Community Resource Center), $100,000: Working with a coalition of partners, MAPS-MCRC has been providing social services to some of the region’s most vulnerable, such as emergency food and rental/utility assistance, eviction prevention, transitional housing, elder care services, free medical and legal clinics, and more.
Marshallese Women's Group, $25,000: Food security, rent assistance, basic needs, PPE, translation/interpretation, home visits, outreach, educational awareness related to the pandemic, work with healthcare systems, organizing regarding workers rights.
Marvin Thomas Memorial, $50,000: Helping to support families impacted by COVID-19 to help overcome financial hardship and hunger to people of color.
Masc On / Masc Off, $25,000: We are a community-based healing circle that focuses on bringing masculine-identified queer people of color together to increase our knowledge of life skills to reduce stress and deal with life's difficulties.
MCNA - Muslim community & Neighborhood Association, $25,000: MCNA works with Imams, scholars, & professionals to build customized COVID19 materials, based on Islamic values. These materials were distributed, by emails, WhatsApp, social media, and cellphone voice messages to around 10,000 Muslims in WA State.
Mercy Housing Northwest, $25,000: Mercy Housing Northwest (MHNW) has responded to meet the needs of low-income families who live in our affordable housing communities across Washington through access to food, cleaning supplies, and Online Learning Support.
Minority Veterans of America, $25,000: The MVA COVID Relief Project provides minority veterans access to emergency financial relief, food and transportation assistance, and employment and service opportunities, offering critical support to our community through and beyond the pandemic.
Mission Africa, $25,000: Food Vouchers to 51 South KC families (240 in household), 30 Gift Cards (124 in household) funded by KC Public Health. CCR Brothers & Sisters program, training teenagers on caregiving and an Online tutoring program to help African students, in SKC.
Mother Africa, $25,000: Mother Africa is actively supporting our communities to meet their immediate basic needs through flexible funding to pay for rent, utilities, ethnic food, personal hygiene/cleaning, and providing increased case management supports in 10+ languages.
Mother Nation, $25,000: Native American women whose personal and ancestral strength were overwhelmed during this pandemic can return to the source of their power, engage in transformational healing across domains of wellbeing and “hold onto her sacred”. Survive and heal.
Multi-Communities, $50,000: Multi Communities is a Black-led CBO that has provided services to reduce violence against Black girls and women for 30 years. We’ve adapted and expanded our work to provide life-saving support and meet our client’s evolving needs through Covid-19.
Multicultural Self-sufficiency Movement, $25,000: We deliver culturally appropriate meals to ethnic immigrant, LEP, low-income seniors, offering food and comfort. We provide direct assistance to vulnerable families, helping them to apply for public assistance to feed and house their families.
NAMI Eastside, $25,000: NAMI-Eastside provides essential mental health services to very vulnerable populations free-of-charge, typically via peer-led support groups and classes based in the East King County community. We have seen a 35% attendance increase during CV-19., www.nami-eastside.org
NAMI Seattle, $25,000: During physical distancing, NAMI Seattle has worked to ensure that as a community we may be apart, but we are not alone. By brining our support groups, workshops, and youth presentations online we have continued to fight the stigma of mental illness.
Navos, $25,000: Navos serves those suffering from mental illness and substance use disorders. Our care teams are adapting where and how they do their work to provide inpatient and outpatient treatment and supported housing services to children, youth, and adults.
Neighborcare Health, $25,000: Neighborcare continues to serve as a health care home for our 70,000+ patients during COVID-19. We are committed to adapting our services so our staff can provide safe, comprehensive care to everyone who needs it, regardless of their ability to pay.
Neighborhood House, $25,000: At the request of our clients and communities, Neighborhood House (NH) has pivoted services to prioritize access to basic needs, income supports (e.g. rental assistance), technology, and culturally & linguistically relevant health information.
New Beginnings, $25,000: New Beginnings responds to the escalating rate of domestic violence and need for emergency assistance and shelter during the pandemic. We create access to housing, financial relief, emotional support and more to survivors and children escaping abuse.
New Life Youth Foundation, $50,000: Clothe, feed and shelter those affected by Covid -19 that then became homeless. We strive to provide for the spiritual, physical and financial needs of those impacted by these Covid-19 events.
Northwest African American Museum, $50,000: NAAM pivoted all of its in-person programming and developed strong, relevant virtual programming and events that engaged our community. Events/programs included: Juneteenth, Black Santa, Kwanzaa, and the Black Like Me Book Club.
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, $25,000: AI/AN people are experiencing some of the highest rates of COVID-19 in the US. Tribal communities need access to culturally-relevant, timely communication from reliable sources who understand the culture, behaviors and values of these communities.
Not This Time, $50,000: Not This Time mobilized a response for community members experiencing food insecurity during the pandemic. We partnered with NW Kidney Centers and food banks to help ensure patients and families are receiving help in the form of grocery gift cards.
Nurturing Roots, $50,000: Our Program has been committed to creating and distributing wellness/rejuvenation boxes to families in need throughout the community. These boxes included a mask, seasonings, plant starts and seeds to assist with the growing numbers of covid cases.
OneAmerica, $25,000: During the pandemic, OneAmerica is adapting to virtually train and organize immigrants and refugees to advocate for their needs at the local, state and federal level on education, immigrant rights, democracy reform and COVID-related assistance.
Open Arms Perinatal Services, $25,000: Open Arms clients are facing increased challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic including loss of employment, food and housing insecurity and lack of access to baby supplies. We continue to work so families can receive the best possible start.
Open Arms Services, $25,000: Open Arms provides clean housing, education, masks, sanitizer, and other supplies to all members. Our goal is to continue to serve our community by providing these resources to those most in need and least able to financially obtain these resources.
Open Doors for Multicultural Families, $25,000: Racial Equity Coalition members provide support for families across South King County. Since the beginning of COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, REC has rapidly distributed 1.5 million dollars in food and rental assistance, 97% to BIPOC communities.
Oromo Cultural Center, $25,000: Support our community members with rental assistance, provide Personal protective equipment, Provide local food, assist affected community members with the purchase of medication, provide mental health counseling and support them with translation.
Pacific Islander Community Association of WA, $25,000: The PI Covid 19 Taskforce of Washington was stood up by PICA-WA to provide emergency relief, food security and health justice interventions that are culturally responsive for the Pacific Islander communities in Washington State.
Pan African Center for Empowerment (PACE), $50,000: Through the execution of its initiative, The Union Media Lab, PACE aims to reconnect communities disconnected by COVID through culturally centered content creation and virtual event production.
Para Los Niños, $25,000: Para Los Niños is providing emergency financial, food, technology access and rental assistance, in addition to learning support and strong partnership with the school district to address the needs of the Latinx community through the pandemic.
Partner in Employment, $25,000: Since the start of Covid019 in March, PIE has expanded our programs to provide emergency COVID-19 assistance ranging from rental assistance, unemployment services, job search and career retention, social services and referrals.
People of Color Sex Worker Outreach Project (PoC-SWOP), $50,000: We provide direct assistance to sex workers at risk of becoming or currently homeless due to loss of income. This takes the form of direct cash assistance for rent & groceries, healthcare & transportation needs, and providing food & other supplies.
Perinatal Support Washington, $25,000: Perinatal Support WA provides mental health support for people during the childbearing period. Services include a free parent support Warm Line (with Spanish-speaking and text support), support groups, a new virtual therapy program, and more.
POCAAN, $50,000: POCAAN's current COVID-19 response includes housing subsidiary. food subsidiary, social-emotion support, and digital equity services for youth. POCAAN program housing subsidiary works with the County and is informed by monthly cohort meetings.
POS Port of Support & Pathwayz to Success, $50,000: Our organization is an IRONAID athlete and with the support of $2,500.00 support P.O.S was able to provide PPE protection to homeless and disadvantaged populations within Pierce, Thurston and King County.
Positive Learning Assistance Network, $25,000: Since the COVID-19 pandemic, PLAN has expanded our capacity-building services to Black-led childcare providers and provided food gift cards to Black/African-American families adversely affected by the public health crisis.
Potlatch Fund, $25,000: Potlatch Fund has given over $1,000,000 to Indigenous communities for COVID relief. We funded past grantees and new grantees in Language, Arts, Youth, and Leadership.
Primm ABC Child Care, $50,000: We have always provided meals to the children in our center during the day and for the last few years, sent home fruits and vegetables for the families. This year we have had to rely on community donations and center funds.
Project Feast, $25,000: We provide food assistance to food insecure immigrant and refugee families in the Kent area. Our culinary skills apprentices, also low-income immigrants, are directly involved in this service as they help to cook the meals.
Protectors of the Salish Sea, $25,000: Protectors of the Salish Sea have been working to keep our communities healthy with the distribution of traditional antiviral polypore medicine while working to reduce fossil fuel expansions which harms our bodies leaving us susceptible to Covid-19.
Public Defender Association, $25,000: Co-LEAD is a COVID-19 emergency response program which provides harm reduction-based care for people who are dealing with substance use disorder, other mental illness, and/or living unsheltered, as an alternative to jail and prosecution.
Puentes Advocacy Counseling & Education, $25,000: Puentes has provided behavioral health interventions, rental and food assistance to immigrant families who are financially and food insecure due to job losses.
Queer the Land, $25,000: Provided grocery delivery, produce to over 800 people during a community pantry along with distribution of PPE supplies to events, membership & organizations over 5,000. We provide financial stipends & have given over $20,000 in COVID relief efforts.
Rainier Athletes, $25,000: RA coordinates weekly, mostly virtual, 1:1 connections between historically marginalized youth & their RA Mentors. RA also provides wraparound support by assessing needs of RA families & coordinating resource distribution with RAs community partners.
Rainier Avenue Radio, $50,000: Rainier Avenue Radio is informing and educating communities about the pandemic via PSAs, commercials, and longform programs that directly appeal to their needs.
Real Escape from the Sex Trade, $25,000: REST has been working to address the emergent needs of survivors who are being disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, including shelter support, rental assistance, transportation, food, day-to-day items, case management, and emotional support.
Reclaiming Our Expected End, $50,000: The main scope of work is Mentoring and training, that often deals with "Behavioral Health." this means we work with at risk youth, Returning community members, through cognitive therapy. Lately, we have been working with families because of pandemic.
Reclaiming Our Greatness, $50,000: During COVID-19, ROG worked with King County to door knock in neighborhoods, provide application assistance to hundreds of people, and launch the SFSP to support African-American students who are furthest from educational justice in Seattle.
Refugee Artisan Initiative, $25,000: In response to the nation’s need for PPEs RAI pivoted from sewing home products and accessories to sew over 80,000 masks and face shields. RAI artisans are able to support their families while others in their household suffer from lost wages.
Refugee Federation Service Center, $25,000: Bilingual Case Managers reach out to the most vulnerable families. Provide supports to overcome fears of COVID-19 virus. Provide information how to protect themselves from the virus. Provide basic sanitation supplies and on going follow up.
Refugee Women's Alliance, $25,000: ReWA supports immigrants and refugees from across the globe to access financial assistance and other supports needed to stabilize their housing, economic situations, secure food, and address other basic needs.
Renegades for Life, Inc., $25,000: We are are directly dealing with those facing different levels of economic trauma and other environmental stress, those who have little to no resources! We have engaged those who have become homeless and is providing resources and PPE to assist them!
Renton Ecumenical Association of Churches, $25,000: REACH Center of Hope provides 24/7 shelter, navigation and wrap-around services to families who are homeless. Our services help families move towards housing while keeping them and the community as safe as possible from the effects of Covid.
Restore and Repair Outreach, $50,000: We are an African American non-profit organization that has been able to assist ex-felons from recidivism. Offering training, counseling, community support that is making a difference in the lives of those who have felt the impact from COVID19.
Restore Assemble Produce, $50,000: Restore Assemble Produce refocused our service delivery to Black and BIPOC communities in Kent & South King County that have been disproportionately overwhelmed by economic, evictions/housing and health disparities from the COVID pandemic.
Rooted Re-Entry Collective, $50,000: Rooted Re-Entry has assisted individuals released from prison, including those released due to Covid-19. We have helped with permanent and temporary housing, medication, food, clothing, transportation home, that many do not have easy access to.
Ryther, $25,000: Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Ryther has continued to provide children, teens, young adults, and their families with vital mental health and behavioral health services, through telehealth and in-person (when possible to provide safely).
Sacred Community Connections, $50,000: We provide basic/emergency supplies and case management to folks who are living without homes, folks who inject and folks in the sex trade. They need us more than ever as often these folks have nowhere to quarentine and are high risk for COVID 19.
SafeFutures Youth Center, $25,000: SFYC has provided emergency COVID-19 support to underserved youth and families with basic needs support, academic support, case management, college and career prep workshops, youth internships, and more utilizing virtual and curbside check-ins.
Sahak Khemararam Buddhist Assoc., $25,000: We are a small Cambodian community and often time unknown organization to the general public. With this funding, it will help us to maintain our daily operating expenses to ensure we stay open to serve our community, which we have for over 20 years.
Samoan Nurses Organization in Washington (SNOW), $25,000: SNOW provides multi-lingual and culturally grounded care coordination to help Pacific Islander families access health, food, housing, transportation, day care, paid family & medical leave, employment, training, and home care benefits and resources.
Scholar Fund (DBA Scholarship Junkies), $150,000: To support our community, the Washington Dream Coalition has created a coalition with nine other organizations to fund thousands of undocumented families across the state with direct relief.
School's Out Washington, $25,000: SOWA has responded to the urgent and rapidly changing needs of the childcare field during COVID with new training resources; weekly webinar and e-newsletter to disseminate critical information and funding opportunities; and a new level of advocacy.
Sea Potential, $50,000: BIPOC are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. To mitigate this we are alleviating the burnout from e-learning while illuminating career pathways, creating positive experiences outdoors, & addressing issues facing community & marine ecosystems.
Seattle Clemency Project, $25,000: SCP provides clients with individualized support to ensure successful and safe reintegration to the community. We help clients navigate government benefits and provide emergency financial assistance for housing, transportation, food, and basic needs.
Seattle Counseling Service, $25,000: SCS staff have been helping clients cope with the stress and uncertainty brought on by the pandemic, connecting them with much-needed community resources (i.e. rent assistance, food accessibility, etc), and ensuring proper access to medication.
Seattle Goodwill Industries, $25,000: Since the pandemic began, we have worked to meet the increased needs of individuals across our 5-county territory with critical basic needs (housing, utilities, and medical expenses) and a range of employment and support services.
Seattle Institute of Early Child Development, $25,000: Hilltop has continued to remain open and serve the families of Seattle, providing essential services and care options for early learners while also developing a new school-age program due to the remote learning decision for the '20-'21 school year.
Seattle Mongolian Youth Center, $25,000: SMYC worked diligently to remove the language barrier around COVID-19 and make critical information and updates by translating from English to Mongolian. With limited funding, we continued to offer our vital programming with youth virtually.
Seattle's H.O.M.E For All, $50,000: SHFA provides referrals, assistance and limited monetary funding to clients in the areas of mental/medical health, employment, food, housing, furniture, clothing and other basic needs that may be unmet due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Seed of Life Center for Early Learning and Preschool, Inc., $25,000: SOL expanded learning programs, incorporated remote learning, adapted services to provide responsive supports for children and families including emergency childcare, social-emotional support, academic mentoring, technology, and basic need support.
SKY Urban Empowerment & Transformation Center, $50,000: Our organization serve as a connection point during COVID19 by connecting and providing support and resources to individuals and families in needs of food, medical support, utility support and other basic needs necessary for daily living.
Soar, $25,000: We have monthly virtual emotional wellness groups, tutoring, and academic support to K-12 youth, culturally responsive emergency food support for undocumented families, emergency aid for bills,& application fee support for people applying for DACA.
Somali Bantu Community Service of Washington, $25,000: The Somali Bantu Community Services of WA have taken relentless leadership in providing covid 19 education, supporting families with food assistance, rental assistance and childcare assistance to families during the pandemic.
Somali Community Services of Seattle, $25,000: We distribute food; help with applications (e.g., PPP, grants); give cash aid; help students get laptops/internet access; offer online tutoring, parent support groups, computer training; provide info/referrals; deliver essentials to the home-bound.
Somali Family Safety Task Force, $25,000: The Somali Family Safety Task Force has stepped up to fill gaps in service and resources related to emergency housing, food security, community engagement and services to DV survivors and victims during the COVID pandemic.
Somali Health Board, $25,000: SHB provides customized and relevant public health outreach, information, education, stigma reduction, peer support, COVID-19 testing, advocacy, food vouchers, benefits navigation, and more.
Somali Parents Education Board, $25,000: SPEB supports hundreds of families and community members in South King County by providing basic essential needs, referrals for rent and utility assistance, tech access and supplies, and being a part of RIZP Skyway Resource Center Pop Up.
Sound, $25,000: During COVID-19, Sound has continued to offer our full range of behavioral health services to King County’s low-income residents, from care for domestic abuse survivors, to supportive housing for families in recovery from substance abuse issues.
Sound Alliance, $25,000: The Social Connection Project is an effort to connect those who are isolated due to the pandemic with a trained Sound Alliance leader for regular calls to share stories, pressures, and concerns to help support overall health and resiliency.
Sound Child Care Solutions, $25,000: In response to the Coronavirus crisis which continues to impact SCCS's dual language programs, many of whom are refugees and immigrants, SCCS develops virtual programming, family services, teacher support, provides free food and materials.
South and West Seattle Title 1 PTA Coalition, $100,000: Our coalition of ten Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) of Title 1 schools in South and West Seattle provides emergency help to families of color, who have been most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Southeast Youth and Family Services, $25,000: Southeast Youth and Families Services has been working to ensure people have access to mental health services and basic needs support during the pandemic. We have been providing rent assistance and distributing masks, meals, and infant care kits.
Southeast Youth and Family Services, $50,000: The EACC worked to activate our network of community partners to source, and disperse crucial resources into the community. Due to COVID-19 we have helped over 1000 families with basic needs, PPE, and rental assistance, food, diapers/wipes, and jobs.
Southwest Youth and Family Services, $25,000: Southwest Youth and Family Services provides high-quality, integrated behavioral healthcare and prevention services to children, youth and families.
Spean Rajana, $25,000: Spean connected families and students with digital equity needs, provided food relief, PPE’s & hand sanitizers. We’ve provided language translations and outreach on rent assistance and helped to deliver strategies and community building action plans.
St. Stephen Housing Association, $25,000: Homeless and at risk homeless families in our area and our program were hit harder by the impacts of COVID-19. We work to ensure these families stay housed, healthy and safe by providing extra financial, resource and case management support.
Stay and Play PHZ 2, Inc., $50,000: Stay and Play Childcare has continued to keep our doors open during COVID-19. We have been considered Essential workers and we are committed to continue to support our children and families, and our community around us during this difficult time.
Stemtac Foundation, $50,000: Access to digital education is no longer just nice to have, it is now a must have. Digital equity, a universal right, is not currently available to all King County students. We seek to correct this with our STEM programs.
Still Waters: Services for Families in Transition, $25,000: Tukwila Weekend SnackPack provides shelf stable weekend meals to Tukwila students struggling with housing and food insecurity.
Student & Family Support Program, $50,000: In September 2020, the Student and Family Support Program began. It provides safe, in-person instruction and support for 41 BIPOC students in central Seattle, for whom at-home learning is not feasible during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Summer Search, $25,000: Summer Search continues weekly virtual mentoring and support for all our students. We have adapted our experiential programming for virtual platforms and have provided financial assistance for housing, food, medicine, and other basic needs.
Sustainable Seattle, $25,000: S2 accelerates and interweaves frontline community organizers navigating solutions to the climate crisis, pandemic, and building a strengthened strategic approach to sustainability that benefits our entire region, from the community up.
Tanzania Community of Washington, $25,000: We shared COVID-19 resources via social media and Zoom hosted by Tanzanian professionals. We used our share of Coalition Phase II funds to assist community members with their rent, utilities, culturally appropriate foods, and personal necessities.
The Arc of King County, $25,000: We have increased the amount of overtime expenses within supported living, primarily made of up staff who are BIPOC, low income, essential workers. We continue to deliver Information & Support to the I/DD community and connect them to resources.
The Ark at Cross of Christ, $25,000: The Ark was created in 1994 as one of the Cross of Christ Lutheran Church ministry. It is not being easy with all the requirements to keep the center safe during the pandemic, but we managed to do it with a lot of work and God's blessing.
The Breakfast Group, $50,000: Our learning platform provides culturally-responsive and customized curriculum for underserved young men of color. The platform offers courses for individuals or groups, and provides feedback for future success in either school or career.
The Good Foot Arts Collective, $25,000: Because domestic violence has nearly doubled during the pandemic, our equity-centered CLAY curriculum has become especially needed: We present to schools and youth groups customized prevention workshops that address youth intimate partner violence.
The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc., $25,000: We will provide critical support to blind & DeafBlind individuals during the pandemic, ensuring that they receive critical supports during the pandemic. We are providing expanded Employee and Community Services, transportation supports, & telehealth.
The Maternal Coalition, $25,000: We are providing CBO's and other organizations with resources, triaging requests for extra supplies for families, and developing education materials related to COVID-19. We hope our COVID-19 programing will reduce trauma and stress experienced.
The Silent Task Force, $50,000: This will be a three pronged approach providing case management and rehousing support to vulnerable populations of the African and Latinx Diaspora with a focus on undocumented immigrants, domestic violence survivors and those previously incarcerated.
Therapeutic Health Services, $25,000: THS' Youth & Family Services program provides safe and healthy recovery support for youth and young adults during the pandemic. Among those we serve, we are addressing amplified levels of anxiety, depression and isolation with compassionate support.
Tiny Tots Development Center, $50,000: Tiny Tots staff have been providing care for in-person care since the shut down as of March 13, 2020. We have learned a lot about COVID transmission prevention and have kept the children and staff safe.
Treehouse, $25,000: Treehouse provides coaching and support so youth stay connected to school and work. We provide basic needs assistance and resource navigation for rent, groceries, and essentials so youth and young adults maintain health, safety, and stability.
Tukwila Children's Foundation, $25,000: Tukwila Children's Foundation’s mission is to inspire and nurture a community where our children’s needs are met. Throughout COVID-19, TCF has supported local food assistance programs and provided direct rental assistance for undocumented families.
Turkcha, $25,000: 2020 has been more difficult than ever for a lot of refugee and immigrant families due to Covid-19.People lost their jobs or have decreased work hours. they do not know when they will start to work again. This causes financial and emotional distress.
Turning Point Seattle, $25,000: Turning Point Seattle’s Tutoring and Family Program mitigates the impact of COVID-19 on marginalized Black and Indigenous students in Shoreline with tutoring and food assistance, tailored to the cultural needs of the students.
U.T.O.P.I.A. Seattle, $25,000: UTOPIA is providing emergency financial assistance via our QTPI Relief Fund, where people apply online and we’re providing funds for rent, utilities, food, medical and other essential needs.
Ukrainian Community Center of Washington, $25,000: Ukrainian Community Center provides culturally and linguistically appropriate behavioral health services and support tailored to the individual's mental health needs, including the specific needs of newly arriving refugees and immigrants.
UNITE HERE Local 8, $25,000: UNITE HERE Local 8 is the hospitality workers labor union of the Northwest. In the devastating wake of COVID-19, we are supporting workers through education and organizing around their right to return to safe workplaces and relief efforts.
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation, $25,000: During the pandemic, UIATF launched food delivery and traditional medicine programs and enhanced childcare, homeless prevention, and digital equity efforts. UIATF also created an anti-hate and bias program to mitigate a rise in public confrontations.
Unkitawa, $25,000: During times of uncertainty Unkitawa remained dedicated to healing in our Native communities. Providing education, traditional medicines, financial supports in community for our Veterans, youth/families Unkitawa has been healing for those affected.
Urban Family Center Association, $50,000: Urban Family is committed to build a web of care to support around Black, Indigenous, (BIPOC) children and families to endure the impact of CoVID-19 through youth development(mobile learning), family support(essentials), and neighborhood safety.
Urban Impact, $50,000: Providing food, supplies, financial assistance, heath and business coaching to families and business owners. Operated two safe education support sites with tutoring and advocacy support for K-12 and maintain health & fitness community of support.
Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle, $50,000: We are committed to supporting the Black community through these unprecedented times! We may not be a hospital but we are, and will remain, first responders for the most vulnerable and in need of essential services so that they may thrive.
Urban Native Education Alliance, $25,000: We provide community support and outreach, food, supplies, winter coats, traditional medicine and food gift cards. We also provide emotional support services academic tutoring, leadership and cultural programming.
UW Haring Center for Inclusive Education, $25,000: The EEU School staff have continued to support young children of all abilities and backgrounds throughout the pandemic. Beginning with emergency childcare to later providing in-person instruction to young learners.
Valley Cities Counseling and Consultation (AKA Valley Cities Behavioral Health Care), $25,000: Due to COVID-19, our community is strained more than ever with higher anxiety, depression, addiction, and homelessness. Valley Cities serves 20,000 individuals per year with behavioral health services and critical assistance with food and housing.
Vashon Interfaith Council to Prevent Homelessness, $25,000: IFCH has been giving rental assistance to people who have been financially impacted by COVID-19. We work with Comunidad Latina de Vashon to ensure the Latino families, especially those who do not receive any government help, have their rent paid.
Vashon Youth & Family Services, $25,000: VYFS has provided counseling, case management, parenting classes and licensed childcare throughout the pandemic. Vashon Kids redesigned all programming specifically to address equity gaps in support for low-income working families during COVID-19.
Villa Comunitaria, $25,000: The Villa Comunitaria team have built strong trusting relationships with the Latinx community in King County and do not want to leave them without our much- needed and trusted services and resources during this time of greatest need.
Vine Seattle, $25,000: Grassroots coalition is providing food, resources and financial relief to vulnerable individuals and immigrant families of Brazilian origins.
Voices of Tomorrow, $25,000: VOT has become a crucial resource and information hub for 450 immigrant and refugee FCCPs operating in King and Pierce County. Within weeks of the Washington state “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order, VOT pivoted to providing emergency response services.
Wakulima USA, $25,000: We have been able to support immigrants and refugees from East African countries of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zanzibar with rental assistance, food, protective gear, childcare and transportation needs and tuition for international students.
WAPI Community Services, $25,000: WAPI continues to provide Substance Use Disorder outpatient treatment and Co-Occurring Disorder treatment to youth of colors and their families. With the current environment, WAPI provides all treatment via secure TeleHealth.
Wasat, $25,000: As we all socially isolate, it is critical that we remain connected to our community and our faith through virtual programs, resources, and offerings. Our programs are intended to connect and heal hearts for a strong community.
Washington Indian Civil Rights Commission, $25,000: The WA Indian Civil Rights Commission continues to assist our Native relatives by helping to offset household costs for things like groceries, and other basic necessities that can help our Urban Indian families thrive during this time of great need.
Washington State Coalition of African Community Leaders, $100,000: As a coalition, we provided assistance to our member organizations that provided culturally appropriate foods, supported local Black owned businesses, assisted w/ bills, supported two multilingual referrers, and updated our website w/ the latest COVID-19 materials.
Way Back Inn, $25,000: With the current COVID Crisis, Way Back Inn provides safe housing for families without homes and also works to assist families on the brink of homelessness with one time rent or utility assistance payments to keep them stably housed.
Wellspring Family Services, $25,000: The pandemic has harnessed our work keeping families housed and connected to resources and administering Covid emergency funds that serve impacted populations. We continue to operate our Early Learning Center and our free family store for essentials.
West African Community Council, $25,000: The West African Community Council is providing food, rent assistance and multi-lingual information and assistance to African immigrant families in need during the COVID-19 crisis.
West Seattle Food Bank, $25,000: West Seattle Food Bank’s responsive services help thousands of individuals and families through the traumatic effects of COVID-19. Through the power of neighbors helping neighbors, we ensure our neighbors stay safe, fed, housed, and healthy.
WestSide Baby, $25,000: In response to COVID-19, WSB distributed over 2.3 million diapers to families to 20,000 children in partnership with agency partners that are representative of their communities and serve families most impacted by inequity and unmet basic needs.
What's Next Washington, $25,000: With over 2 million people in Washington State burdened with a conviction history, What's Next Washington works to ensure an inclusive economic recovery. WNW helps employers safely recruit, hire and retain formerly incarcerated talent (FIT).
White Center Community Development Association, $25,000: White Center Community Development Association is providing culturally relevant support to immigrant/refugee individuals and families, including assistance with rent, utilities and other basic needs. It is also supporting closely with legacy White Center businesses owned by people of color with rental and technical assistance.
White Center Food Bank, $25,000: WCFB continues to serve the community OUTDOORS, while maintaining a shopping model for customer choice. Culturally relevant foods are our top priority, with a strong emphasis on fresh fruits and vegetables, quality meats, and fresh eggs and dairy.
World Relief Seattle, $25,000: World Relief Seattle is supporting the refugee and immigrant community through rental assistance, virtual English classes, academic support for youth, employment assistance, food distribution and support for refugee and immigrant owned businesses.
YMCA of Greater Seattle, $25,000: The YMCA works closely with local government agencies and schools to ensure systemic gaps are addressed for children, youth, families, and aging adults. Supportive services offered in the pandemic are access to food, childcare, and health/wellness.
You Grow Girl!, $50,000: You Grow Girl! continues to inspire sustainable success through providing culturally responsive behavioral health and support services to young women who have been mentally and economically impacted by COVID-19.
Youth Eastside Services, $25,000: In March of 2020, YES closed our physical buildings due to COVID-19, and we shifted to offering behavioral health services exclusively through a HIPAA-compliant Telehealth platform. Our Latinx programs transitioned to meeting through HIPAA Zoom.
YWCA Seattle King Snohomish, $25,000: YWCA, as an essential business, responds to the critical needs created by the pandemic by delivering food, providing rent assistance and affordable housing to keep families housed and providing basic technology to address the digital divide at home.