Funding & Support
This page serves as a central landing spot for resources and support to address the impacts of COVID-19.
Race, Equity, and Inclusion is the lens we aim to focus our efforts through each day. While the environment is likely wearing on each of us, this is no time to “pause” this essential work. If anything, a deeper commitment is needed as research shows inequities are exacerbated during a time of crisis. Racial Equity Tools has put together a COVID-19 resource list. Please take some time to join us in this work and let’s keep each other grounded in the need to disrupt oppression of all forms.
Pandemic Community Advisory Group: As a member of the PCAG, staff collects and shares information on COVID-19 response in the Affordable Housing sector and serves in an advisory capacity for the COVID-19 Response Fund hosted by the Seattle Foundation (more info below).
COVID-19 Response Funding
- WAFd Bank is offering temporary relief to small businesses through its business lifeline loan program. Loan criteria/more information can be found on the WAFd Business Lifeline website.
- Seattle Foundation’s Covid Response Fund is administering grants for operational support to community-based organizations, faith-based organizations and non-profits serving priority populations. To elevate the work your organization is doing contact: [email protected]
- Social Justice Fund is launching an emergency fund to support Social Justice Fund grantees working to respond to the crisis. Grants are $3,000 and can support a variety of strategies to meet community needs and support mutual aid.
- King County C-19 Community Response Fund – Grants up to $25,000 will be awarded to community-based organizations and other stakeholders serving impacted communities. The Office of Equity and Social Justice will prioritize funding to partners working with communities at the highest risk of immediate and long term negative health, social and economic impacts, with an emphasis on communities located near isolation, quarantine and recovery sites.
- King County – Anti-Hate & Bias Response Fund – King County will invest $50,000 in organizations that can develop community-centered public messaging in response to bias and hate incidences, with priority to Asian Pacific Islander communities. Funded organizations must agree to participate in regular, online meetings and to a series of message development, outreach and reporting activities that can help inform immediate and future anti-hate and bias policies at King County.
The City of Seattle has compiled a list of resources for people impacted by COVID-19 (Some services listed are only available to City of Seattle residents):
- Healthcare Support
- Food Support
- Utility Bills Support
- Worker/Artist Support
- Small Business/Nonprofit Support
- Home Education Support
- I Want to Volunteer
If you’re aware of a resource that you don’t see included here, please reach out to Emma