Safe Start for a Healthy Economic Transition & Recovery Fund

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Help Fund a Safe Start for Everyone!

Washington’s residents are facing historic challenges brought on by COVID-19. Individuals and family members are worried about their health, employers are concerned about the future of their small businesses, and nearly everyone is trying to figure out how to make ends meet in a stay-at-home world.

To provide much-needed assistance, the Washington State Department of Commerce has created the Safe Start for a Healthy Economic Transition & Recovery Fund (“Safe Start Fund”). Its goal is to prepare residents and entire communities to safely return to public life by creating support on a number of levels as Governor Inslee continues to work with public officials, health experts, employers, workers and philanthropic organizations to ensure the safety of every citizen statewide.

The Safe Start Fund is open to everyone. Please join us to help Washington’s return to public life. Your donation will help:

  1. Protect the health and safety of Washingtonians by providing goods, services, materials and programs to continue to control and reduce infection rates, protect our most vulnerable populations and treat everyone who is sick.  Your generosity will help increase access to testing, help prevent infection and provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to everyone that needs it.
  2. Reopen safely and begin economic recovery by jumpstarting workers, the workplace, businesses and all aspects of community life.  Your donation will help Washington get back to work while maintaining workers’ health, promoting healthy workplaces and healthy communities.
  3. Support all people and communities statewide by making sure everyone has access to health and safety as Washington returns to community life.  The Safe Start Fund uses an equity lens for recovery efforts to make sure grants enhance the physical, emotional and financial well-being of every individual.  There is a particular focus on those who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID19, including communities of color, individuals experiencing homelessness, individuals with disabilities, and those experiencing unemployment, poverty and food insecurity.