All In WA is announcing $7.8M in grant awards from the All In WA COVID-19 Relief Fund. Across the state, we’re seeing record-breaking unemployment, housing and food insecurity, growing mental health challenges, loss of access to childcare, and a growing digital divide.
Historic, systemic inequities make these challenges even harder for our Black, Indigenous, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander, Asian, and Latinx communities, as well as rural and remote residents. While this year has brought unprecedented loss and hardship, we’ve also seen Washingtonians support each other in incredible ways.
The grants have been awarded to community-based organizations working hard to support disproportionately impacted WA workers and families. These organizations – the vast majority of which are led by and serve Black, Indigenous, and people of color – will use grants to provide flexible, emergency financial assistance for urgent needs such as rental assistance, food, utilities, and more. The awards span the state in terms of regional distribution, with 17% of funding to Central WA, 11% to Eastern WA, 20% to NW/West and Peninsula counties, 43% to Puget Sound (King/Pierce/Snohomish), and 8% to Southwest WA.
Our grant recipients understand the urgent needs of their communities better than anyone. These organizations have deep relationships with the communities they serve and have been instrumental in providing critically needed services to individuals and families who are struggling with basic needs as a result of the pandemic.
Thank you to all our donors who have gone All In for WA and contributed to the campaign. A list of the grantees can be found below, listed alphabetically:
Afghan Health Initiative: Afghan Health Initiative is addressing basic needs and culturally appropriate services including assistance for rent, utilities, transportation and gas, as well as food. It is also translating COVID-19 health information and helping its immigrant and refugee community to navigate public assistance and other resources in various languages. The organization serves King and Pierce Counties.
American Indian Community Center: American Indian Community Center, which focuses on American Indians and Alaska Natives, will provide rental and mortgage payments, utility bills, and other expenses for clients who are unemployed, have had their hours reduced, or who have been forced to quit their jobs to take care of children due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization primarily serves eastern and central Washington, with a focus on Spokane and Stevens Counties.
Arms Around You: Arms Around You serves formerly incarcerated people who face multiple systemic barriers that make it challenging to find a good job, get stable housing, and stay physically and emotionally healthy during the pandemic. It provides case management, connections to resources, and flexible cash assistance to help individuals meet their reentry goals such as accessing stable housing, replacing identification and food. The organization primarily serves Black people in King and Pierce counties.
Asia Pacific Cultural Center: Asia Pacific Cultural Center provides support, outreach, and services to the Asian and Pacific Islander community of Pierce County and surrounding areas, especially during the pandemic. It offers free COVID-19 testing, fresh produce and other groceries to low-income families, free PPE, and connects families to other services to help address the community’s needs. Grant funds will be used to offset costs of rent, utilities, and other household expenses. The organization serves King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Thurston Counties.
Asian Pacific Islander Coalition South Puget Sound Chapter: Asian Pacific Islander Coalition (APIC) South Puget Sound Chapter is part of a larger statewide network of other APIC WA chapters. It will provide emergency assistance to Asian Pacific Islander families to cover living expenses including rent, food, gas, transit fare, utilities, and child care expenses. The organization focuses on the South Puget Sound region, that mostly encompasses Thurston County as well as Mason, Lewis, and Grays Harbor Counties. (The project is fiscally sponsored by Asian Counseling and Referral Services.)
Blaine Food Bank Association: Blaine Food Bank Association is an all-volunteer food bank that provides nutritious supplemental food to residents in the Blaine, Birch Bay, and Custer communities in Whatcom County. Grant funding will focus on providing culturally-specific foods for immigrant families that lack access to other public benefits and have lost employment.
Carl Maxey Center: The Carl Maxey Center, in partnership with Spokane NAACP and Spokane Ministers Fellowship Association, are working collectively to address the racial disparities that currently exist and have persisted within the African American community in Spokane County. Together, they are channeling emergency financial assistance to meet a variety of needs (housing, food, medical expenses, etc) among Black individuals, businesses, and families facing the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19.
Cascade AIDS Project: Cascade AIDS Project has been protecting the health of medically vulnerable people living with HIV by providing emergency rent assistance, motel vouchers, and wraparound social services, including culturally specific support, since the pandemic began. This grant will focus on serving people in Clark and Cowlitz Counties.
Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship: The Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship brings business training, mentorship, and connection to build community leadership for a new economy in low-income rural Washington. Funding from All In WA will provide emergency grants to small and microbusinesses run by Native Americans and people of color so they have the resources they need to work safely during COVID-19, maintain their livelihoods, and prepare for a thriving future. This organization focuses on Clallam, Greys Harbor, and Jefferson Counties.
Central Washington Justice For Our Neighbors: Central Washington Justice For Our Neighbors is focused on providing emergency flexible financial assistance to cover a variety of basic needs for people who are left out of CARES Act funding and don’t have access to unemployment funds. The organization serves several counties in Central Washington, with a focus on Walla Walla and Kittitas Counties.
Chief Seattle Club: Chief Seattle Club will provide emergency flexible financial assistance to homeless/low-income Native Americans and Alaska Natives in King County. As an essential service provider, they have remained open 7 days a week during COVID-19 and provided support with housing, employment, health, and meeting basic needs such as hot meals, showers, and laundry services.
Child Care Action Council: Child Care Action Council focuses on vulnerable families in Mason County who face multiple risk factors and disproportionate impacts of COVID-19. Grant funding will help meet a variety of basic needs including housing costs, child care expenses, and helping pay healthcare costs.
COVID-19 Relief Fund for Undocumented Individuals in Washington State: The COVID-19 Relief Fund for Undocumented Individuals in Washington State, a coalition of ten organizations, joined together to address the emergent needs among thousands of undocumented families that do not have access to government benefits. Funds will primarily serve Latinx people and are used by families to address their most pressing basic needs. (This project is fiscally sponsored by Scholarship Junkies.)
Coastal Community Action Program: Coastal Community Action Program provides a multi-faceted approach to addressing housing stability throughout Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties. Through this grant, the organization will primarily serve Latinx families with vouchers for groceries, clothing, and other household items.
Coleman’s Family Services: Coleman’s Family Services, a behavioral health agency, has provided continuous mental health counseling, resource referrals, and outreach services during COVID-19. Grant funding will be used to assist families with food, rent, medical, childcare services, and transportation needs. The organization serves King and Pierce Counties.
Collective Justice: Collective Justice is building and practicing community-based responses for survivors who are living through complex/compounded trauma, and/or are experiencing new levels of psychosocial and financial hardship due to COVID-19. Funds will be used to address immediate material needs, while providing a healing psychosocial space. The organization focuses on low-income BIPOC communities in King, Kitsap, Lewis, Pierce, and Thurston Counties. (This project is fiscally sponsored by the Public Defender Association.)
Community Health Worker Coalition for Migrants and Refugees: Community Health Worker Coalition for Migrants and Refugees provides economic relief to 220 families while conducting COVID-19 prevention workshops around the state. The organization primarily serves Latinx people in Cowlitz, Douglas, Kitsap, Lewis, Snohomish, Walla Walla, and Yakima Counties.
Community Passageways: Community Passageways has addressed the impacts of COVID-19 by supporting young people and their families with PPE, hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies, food, rental and utility assistance, online tutoring, online meetings and workshops, online peacemaking and healing circles. Grant funding will support the continuation of these efforts. The organization serves King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties.
Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis: Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation is helping reduce the impact of COVID-19 among Native American individuals and families. Grant funds will assist low-income households with rental assistance, food assistance, and other basic necessities. This organization serves Grays Harbor, Lewis, and Thurston Counties.
Connect Casino Road: Connect Casino Road is a community-based collaborative of nearly 20 cross-sector partners coming together to support the needs of a low-income, heavily immigrant neighborhood in South Everett. Leveraging their collective resources, together they will offer rental assistance, food, technology support, academic support, mental health services, and community resource navigation to families in this community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. This grant will primarily serve Latinx people in Snohomish County. (This project is fiscally sponsored by the Community Foundation of Snohomish County.)
Council for the Homeless: Council for the Homeless seeks to prevent and end homelessness in Clark County. Their focus during the COVID crisis includes providing prevention and shelter assistance to households most harmed by the virus. Grant funds will focus on serving the Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian populations.
CultureSeed: CultureSeed offers year-round outdoor immersion for underserved and low-income youth. Grant funding will support their COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund, assisting families of the youth they serve with financial support for rent and housing, clothing, or relief for urgent household bills. The organization serves Klickitat and Skamania Counties.
Domestic Violence Services of Benton and Franklin Counties: Domestic Violence Services of Benton and Franklin Counties has held monthly events to gather families and provide financial assistance for food, gas, car maintenance, clothing, hygiene and cleaning supplies, and a variety of other needs for families in crisis. This organization serves Franklin and Benton Counties.
Downtown Pasco Development Authority: Downtown Pasco Development Authority runs a small business incubator and supports more than 70 minority-owned businesses in downtown Pasco. Grant funds will be used to support Latinx-owned businesses to cover expenses related to the impacts of COVID-19. This organization serves Franklin County.
Duwamish Tribal Services: Duwamish Tribal Services offers the Native Veterans Program, which was designed by Native Veterans to meet their social, economic, educational, and cultural needs. Grant funds will be used to help pay rent/deposits, issue food vouchers, gas cards, and utility assistance. This organization primarily serves Native American people in King and Snohomish Counties.
Eagle’s Nest Community Kitchen: Eagle’s Nest Community Kitchen is a Black-led organization that addresses food insecurity by serving food, including hot meal delivery, for seniors who are higher risk of COVID-19. The organization has also been providing masks, sanitizer, and other important information about pandemic safety. Grant funds will be used to provide emergency financial assistance to clients who are especially underserved. The organization serves Lewis and King Counties.
Eastside Community Church: Eastside Community Church will use grant funding to continue distributing food boxes and other essentials, provide utility and rental assistance to those behind on payments, provide payment assistance to those who need a deposit to move into a rental space, provide hot meals and gift cards to those who are homeless, and provide clothing for the winter season. This organization primarily serves Black people in Pierce County.
Elevate Mason County: Elevate Mason County will use grant funding for the Immigrant Relief Fund, which provides financial support to immigrant and refugee neighbors that have been left out of federal COVID-19 relief including unemployment benefits, SNAP, and stimulus checks. These funds will primarily support Latinx people who are financially vulnerable in Mason County. (This project is fiscally sponsored by Community Lifeline.)
Eritrean Association in Greater Seattle: Eritrean Association in Greater Seattle, through its Emergency Assistance Fund, will provide financial support in the form of grocery gift cards to East African individuals and families who are struggling to meet their basic needs during the COVID-19 crisis, including immigrants, refugees, seniors, and limited English speakers. The organization serves King and Snohomish Counties.
Ethiopian Community in Seattle: Ethiopian Community in Seattle supports immigrant families from Ethiopia and East Africa. Grant funding will provide emergency financial relief to families who have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. The organization serves King County.
Falis Community Service: Falis Community Service has been providing food and rental assistance in response to the impacts of COVID-19. Grant funds will be used to address the wait list among families in need of rental and utility assistance, as well as food. The organization serves King and Pierce Counties.
Family Health Centers: Family Health Centers has provided low or no cost community education, screening, testing, and treatment for COVID-19. Grant funding will help cover nominal fees for patients during this crisis and to provide financial relief to familiess. The organization serves Okanogan County.
Filipino Community of Seattle: Filipino Community of Seattle continues to support community members during these unprecedented times through basic needs relief and virtual programming. Grant funding will be used to distribute emergency financial assistance for mortgage, rent, and utilities payments, as well as monetary gift cards so community members can decide how to use the resource where they need it the most. The organization serves King and Pierce Counties.
First Chuukese Washington Women Association: First Chuukese Washington Women Association provides a bridge to essential information about COVID-19 safety and prevention for Chuukese people. Grant funds will be used to provide financial relief for a variety of needs including transportation and supplies for home schooling. The organization serves Clark, King, Pierce, Snohomish, and Thurston Counties. (This project is fiscally sponsored by the Pacific Islander Community Association of WA.)
First Step Family Support Center: First Step Family Support Center promotes the healthy development of children and families on the North Olympic Peninsula by building family strengths. Grant funding will support the COVID-19 Reach Out Project, which provides direct outreach and immediate access to concrete goods and supplies to low-income families and those families disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. The organization serves Clallam and Jefferson Counties.
Freedom Project: Freedom Project provides healing and restorative connection to people both in and outside of prison. Grant funding will be used to provide direct economic support for emergency needs including housing assistance, utilities, food and transportation expenses. This organization primarily serves King and Spokane Counties.
Gather Together Grow Together: Gather Together Grow Together provides a variety of services and supports to help low-income people on their path toward self-sufficiency, including transportation to appointments, delivery of food, support for gathering documentation to access public benefits, and job training. Grant funds will address client needs such as housing assistance, supplies for homeless people, and utilities assistance. This organization serves Kitsap and Mason Counties.
Grace City Outreach: Grace City Outreach – Camp Hope provides low-barrier and emergency shelter for people experiencing homelessness, as well as meals, laundry, showers, restrooms, case management, transportation and pet care services. Grant funds will be used to expand operational capacity while maintaining COVID-19 social distancing requirements. This organization serves Kittitas and Yakima Counties.
Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center: Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center keeps the Puget Sound community connected by ensuring that people who are Deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech differences maintain their access to communication. In addition, the organization keeps the local Deaf Community informed during the COVID-19 pandemic through emergency information offered in American Sign Language. Grant funds will be used to provide financial assistance to their client families who have been financially impacted by the pandemic. This organization serves Clallam, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, and Thurston Counties.
Hispanic Disability Support SWWA (Pasitos Gigantes): Hispanic Disability Support SWWA (also known as Pasitos Gigantes) provides support for families with children facing developmental disabilities. To address the impacts of COVID-19, the organization began distributing baskets with essential food and household items such as toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Grant funds will provide assistance for rent, food, other household bills, medical care, and medicine costs among families served by the organization. This organization primarily serves Latinx people in Clark County. (This project is fiscally sponsored by Self Support for Early Learning and Families.)
Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber: Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber has adapted its bi-lingual and bi-cultural technical assistance supports in the wake of the new business landscape brought on by the pandemic. The organization provides tools to Latinx small businesses to pivot their business plans to remain open, retain their employees, and be profitable. Grant funds will be used to provide mini-grants to small businesses. The organization serves Clark County.
Hmong Association of WA: Hmong Association of WA serves low income and working poor Hmong families, youth, elders, and farmers in Western Washington. Grant funding will be used for Hmong families in need of financial assistance to support rent and mortgage payments, access to food, childcare assistance, business technical assistance for Hmong farmers, and other supports to meet basic needs. The organization serves Clark, King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties.
Immigrant Guide: Immigrant Guide has continued to be a key source of information and resources for African immigrant communities during COVID-19. Grant funding will provide emergency financial assistance for rent, mortgage payments or gas, water, or electric utilities. The organization serves King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties.
India Association of Western Washington: India Association of Western Washington provides free online events for the Asian Indian community of Western Washington, including a senior group, early learning classes, a youth leadership program, and legal clinic. The organization has also helped small businesses acquire PPE, manufactured over 15,000 masks for frontline workers, and distributed COVID-19 awareness materials in several Indian languages. Grant funding will be used to provide assistance to families experiencing financial hardship. The organization serves King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties.
Ingersoll Gender Center: Ingersoll Gender Center is a trans-led organization providing by-and-for support to the trans and gender nonconforming (tgnc) community in Washington. In response to the pandemic, they have distributed over $200,000 in direct financial assistance to tgnc community members experiencing COVID-19 related crises as well as provided healthcare and mental health access, and support with jobs, housing, and benefits assistance. Grant funds will extend the organization’s ability to do this work. Ingersoll Gender Center is a state-wide organization that primarily serves King and Pierce Counties.
Innovations Human Trafficking Collaborative: Innovations Human Trafficking Collaborative provides a lifeline of support for survivors of human trafficking, many of whom have risked safety and well-being in the midst of a global pandemic to escape dangerous and exploitive conditions. Grant funding will be used to provide short-term housing and shelter resources, financial assistance for food, clothing, gas, referrals for mental health and medical services, and other referrals and support that make it possible for survivors to rebuild their lives with safety and dignity. The organization serves King, Okanogan, Pierce, Snohomish, Thurston, and Wahkiakum Counties.
Integration Family Services: Integration Family Services provides direct and indirect assistance to low-income immigrant and refugee families. Grant funds will allow the organization to continue to provide gift cards, emergency funds for rent, utilities, culturally sensitive groceries, essentials such as diapers, wipes, formula, hygiene products as well as weekly virtual and phone support that includes resource navigation, referrals and other information. The organization serves King County. (The project is fiscally sponsored by Financial Services Coalition – Puget Sound Charitable Foundation.)
Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe: Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe will use grant funding to provide its citizens and descendants with the necessary financial assistance to prevent and resolve hardships as a result of COVID-19. This assistance serves as a means to maintain cultural community connection, and the health, well-being, and stability of Jamestown S’Klallam citizens and descendants during this challenging and isolating time. This organization serves Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Mason, Pierce, and Thurston Counties.
Jesus is the Answer Church: Jesus is the Answer Church/JITA Ministries serves approximately 7,600 low-income people of color through a variety of programs including mentorship, substance abuse counseling, and programs to serve the formerly incarcerated and a food bank program. Grant funds will be used to support families impacted by COVID-19 to cover their highest priorities including rental assistance, food, and transportation. This organization serves Spokane County.
Joyce L. Sobel Family Resource Center (aka San Juan Island Family Resource Center): Joyce L. Sobel Family Resource Center is providing low-barrier assistance for struggling undocumented community members and their children. Grant funding will be used for relief services for Latinx community members including financial help with basic necessities such as rent, utilities, food, and transportation, as well as critical social supports including childcare, behavioral health support, academic tutoring, and financial literacy counseling. This organization serves San Juan County.
Kalispel Indian Community of the Kalispel Reservation: Kalispel Indian Community of the Kalispel Reservation will use grant funding to provide support to enrolled members of the Kalispel Tribe of Indians. This includes assistance for housing, utilities, dietary needs, prescribed medicines, and medical attention. This organization serves Pend Oreille and Spokane Counties.
Khmer Community of Seattle King County: Khmer Community of Seattle King County has been assisting the Khmer community by providing food, financial, and technology assistance, as well as providing emotional support – especially to seniors and youth – and engaging youth in adapted cultural programs. This organization serves the Khmer community in King, Pierce, Snohomish, Grays Harbor, and Thurston.
Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center: Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center provides direct services to immigrant communities through its Family Services, Immigrant Legal Services, and Financial Services programs. Grant funding will be used to provide rental and food assistance to immigrants coping with the pandemic. This organization serves Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason, and Pierce Counties.
Kitsap Racial Equity and Empowerment Fund: Kitsap Racial Equity and Empowerment Fund aims to help end systemic racism in their community by making grants to support culturally relevant programs, services, and activities in Kitsap County. Grant funds will be used to re-grant to front-line organizations that offer emergency flexible financial assistance to their clients. (This project is fiscally sponsored by Kitsap Community Foundation.)
Korean Community Service Center: Korean Community Service Center provides culturally and linguistically accessible programs and services to Korean Americans, including in-language technical assistance about COVID-related mitigation and recovery. Grant funds will be primarily used to address food insecurity among their clients. This organization serves King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties.
La Casa Hogar: La Casa Hogar, in partnership with Nuestra Casa in Sunnyside, launched a COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund, providing direct dollars to families who are financially impacted during the pandemic, who did not qualify for other financial relief from public sources, and who have additional barriers to accessing other resources. Grant funds will be used to extend the financial supports provided by these partnering organizations. The organizations are serving Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Franklin, Grant, Kittitas, and Yakima Counties.
Latino Educational Training Institute: Latino Educational Training Institute, in response to the COVID pandemic, has transitioned to an on-line format and shifted daily efforts to focus on family stability of their local Latinx community. Grant funding will be used to assist families in addressing expenses related to transportation, childcare, healthcare, and other unmet needs. The organization serves King, Pierce, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom Counties.
Lavender Rights Project: Lavender Rights Project is a “by and for” nonprofit that provides legal advocacy, community education, and houses the Washington Black Trans Task Force. Since March, the organization has increased its direct service and emergency financial aid to serve Black Trans women across the state in need of financial support due to the impacts of COVID-19. This state-wide organization primarily serves King and Pierce Counties.
League of United Latin American Citizens Council 47013: League of United Latin American Citizens Council 47013 provides information, mental health support through online counseling sessions available in Spanish, food assistance, free COVID testing, and small grants to help our undocumented continue to survive. Grant funding will be used to provide rental assistance, support for health care costs and medicine, and other basic needs. The organization serves Clark, Cowlitz, Klickitat, Pacific, Skamania, and Wahkiakum Counties. (This project is fiscally sponsored by Scholarship Junkies.)
Lhaqtemish Foundation: Lhaqtemish Foundation will support Lummi individuals and families who have been impacted by COVID-19. The Lhaqtemish Foundation will use grant funding to work alongside its partners to assemble winter household care packages for 1,200 households, support families with child care stipends, and purchase tech equipment for virtual schooling for families with K-12 students. The organization serves the Lummi community in Whatcom County.
Lummi Indian Business Council: Lummi Indian Business Council operates the Lummi Community Service Program to provide socio-welfare program services to tribal members. Grant funds will be used to support a voucher-based program to serve individuals and families for unmet energy, housing rental, relocation or food assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization serves the Lummi community in Whatcom County.
Makah Tribe: The Makah Tribe has closed its borders to the public as a precaution in the interest of community safety. Behind the closed borders, the Makah Tribe has been busy making preparations for response and recovery efforts that include a field hospital, robust communications, testing protocol, and enhanced emergency preparedness. Grant funds will be used to establish community-wide broadband connection. This organization serves the Makah Tribal community in Clallam County.
Morning Star Baptist Church: Morning Star Baptist Church, as part of the Ministerial Fellowship’s member churches, has been providing funds for basic necessities including, food, rental assistance, clothing, transportation, health care, educational materials, backpacks, and school supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Grant funds will be used to sustain these supports for those in need. Morningstar Baptist Church serves Spokane County.
Mother Africa: Mother Africa has been supporting its communities to meet their immediate basic needs through flexible funding to pay for rent, utilities, ethnic food, personal hygiene or house cleaning items, and providing increased case management in 10+ languages. Grant funding will be used to sustain these supports for people currently on the waitlist. This organization primarily serves Black people in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties.
Mother Nation: Mother Nation mobilizes Native cultural teachings and technologies to meet the on-the-ground needs of Native women and families during this COVID-19 crisis. Supported by credentialed Native Elders, their front-line staff gets direct support to unhoused families living on the street as well as families surviving abuse in the home, and provides mobile assistance as well as online and phone advocacy, circles and supports. Grant funds will be used to provide direct financial assistance to Native women and families statewide, with a focus on Snohomish and Pierce Counties.
Na’ah Illahee Fund: Na’ah Illahee Fund offers the Native Community Crisis Response Fund to distribute critical support to Native families and community groups across Washington State. As a Native-specific grant maker, Na’ah Illahee Fund draws upon its community relationships to infuse resources where they are most needed. Grant funds will be dedicated to increasing food security, including delivery of Indigenous Food Bundles. The organization serves Native people across Washington with an emphasis on Kittitas and Mason Counties.
Nisqually Indian Tribe: Nisqually Indian Tribe has worked diligently to address as many needs as possible for the tribal community during COVID-19. These efforts have included providing medical, financial, and food assistance while safely maintaining cultural practices and traditions. Grant funds will be directed to two pressing issues for tribal members: the need for rental assistance and food assistance. The organization serves Thurston County.
Nooksack Indian Tribe: Nooksack Indian Tribe has addressed the COVID-19 pandemic by providing clear information to its community, prevention supplies, equipment and activities, free testing, and continued caution on the part of the tribal government and the members of the Nooksack community. Grant funding will be used for homeless assistance and prevention as families face loss of employment, loss of paid hours and other hardships that affect housing stability. The organization serves Whatcom County.
Northwest Communities Education Center: Northwest Communities Education Center, in partnership with members of the Eastern Washington Opioid Consortium, provides emergency financial assistance to underserved rural community families that have been impacted by COVID-19. Grant funding will allow the organization to provide emergency financial assistance vouchers for rural agricultural families. The organization, through its networks, serves Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Franklin, Grant, Kitsap, Kittitas, Klickitat, and Yakima Counties.
Northwest Indian College Foundation: Northwest Indian College Foundation provides its students with support that allows them to continue with college during the many challenges they face during the pandemic. Grant funding will allow the organization to evaluate and respond to each student’s individual needs and help them complete their education. The organization serves students from across the state with a focus on Whatcom and Skagit Counties.
Our Sisters House: Our Sisters House is providing emergency temporary hotel vouchers, eviction prevention and rental assistance, gift cards for food, gas and other necessities to the Black community who are hardest hit by COVID-19. Grant funding will allow the organization to continue to provide these emergency supports in Pierce County.
Pacific County Immigrant Support: Pacific County Immigrant Support serves undocumented Latinx immigrant families impacted by the pandemic. Services include COVID-19 outreach and education related to financial and social assistance programs, rent relief applications, and health and safety information including masks and hand sanitizer. Grant funds will be used to extend emergency financial support to undocumented families in Pacific County.
Pacific Islander Community Association of WA: Pacific Islander Community Association of WA stood up the COVID-19 Task Force in April 2020 to address the devastating impacts on Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities. Through five regional teams, the organization is providing culturally responsive food distribution as well as direct financial support to families. The organization serves Clark, Cowlitz, King, Pierce, Snohomish, Spokane, and Thurston Counties.
Pan African Center for Empowerment: Pan African Center for Empowerment has mobilized its consortium of community partners to launch two funds supporting people of African descent. AfroDetox is a health and wellness fund that addresses access to food, healthcare, and mental health resources. The Suli Fund is a LGBTQ+ community fund. Grant funding will extend the impact and reach of these two funds. The organization serves King and Pierce Counties.
Pateros-Brewster Community Resource Center: Pateros-Brewster Community Resource Center has continued to provide connections between vital resources and the people who needed them. Since reopening in the wake of COVID-19, the organization has become the local distribution center for Methow Valley Personal Protective Equipment and the Pateros-Brewster Pandemic Assistance Program, a service extension partner of The Salvation Army, and have served as a public access point for internet connectivity. Grant funding will provide direct financial assistance to people in the community who are suffering financially due to the pandemic. The organization primarily serves the Latinx community in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan Counties
Potlach Fund: Potlatch Fund is a grantmaking organization serving tribal and Native communities. Funds will be used to support 24 organizations that were not funded in previous COVID-relief funding and are addressing Tribal and Native communities. The organization serves all of Washington State with a focus on King and Pierce Counties.
Puentes: Puentes stands with immigrant families by creating innovative therapeutic spaces to promote the recovery of social agency, holistic healing, and organize communities towards collective immigration justice in the United States. Puentes provides community-led and culturally aligned mental health support to see families and communities able to stand in their strength in this difficult time. Grant funds will be used to help families meet their basic needs such as rent, utilities, food, and medical care. The organization serves King, Kittitas, and Skagit Counties.
Puyallup Tribe of Indians: Puyallup Tribe of Indians offers the Wrap Around Program, which has been continuing to assist many vulnerable clients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Grant funding will be used to secure or maintain housing, provide for hotel stays to quarantine, transport people to appointments, provide bus passes, and provide gift cards for necessities. The organization serves King, Pierce, and Thurston Counties.
Refugee & Immigrant Services Northwest: Refugee & Immigrant Services Northwest helps refugees, immigrants, and other vulnerable populations impacted by COVID-19 with emergency rent assistance, utility and cell phone assistance, car repair, food assistance (emergency food, ethnic food vouchers, weekly food boxes), and other support services. Their bilingual staff assist clients to apply for public benefits as well as access community resources. Grant funding will be used to sustain these crisis supports. The organization serves Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom Counties.
Refugee Connections Spokane: Refugee Connections Spokane is serving families affected by COVID-19, who need rental assistance, utilities, insurance, food, and other services. This includes families in their Refugee Elder/Immigrant Senior Outreach Program, Refugee Kids Connect Program and refugee and immigrant clients referred by other local agencies. Grant funding will sustain these COVID-related supports. The organization serves Spokane and Whitman Counties.
Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe: Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe provides direct assistance to its tribal members and their families located primarily in Skagit, Snohomish, Whatcom, King, and Pierce counties. The Tribe is the frontline government to assist tribal members with economic challenges resulting from pandemic and economic slowdown, including food, rental and utility assistance, and medical care. Grant funds will help tribal families to keep warm during the winter by addressing basic home repair costs, supplying wood and propane, weatherizing kits, and blankets. The organization serves King, Pierce, Skagit, and Snohomish Counties.
Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority: Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority manages six properties in the Chinatown International District. Grant funds will be used to provide rental assistance to residents. The organization serves King County.
Skokomish Indian Tribe: The Skokomish Indian Tribe, through its Tuwaduq Family Services Department, administers social serve programs to the Tribal community. Grant funding will be used to purchase and provide emergency kits for families, elders, children and youth, and other community members living on or around the Skokomish Reservation. These kits include emergency food, food storage, clothing, communications supplies, personal protective equipment, and more. The organization serves Mason County.
Somali Bantu Community Services of Washington: Somali Bantu Community Service has supported its community with rental assistance, childcare, and groceries during the COVID-19 pandemic. It has also collaborated with Somali Health Board to educate the community about COVID-19 safety and how to access testing. Grant funding will help to sustain these emergency supports. The organization serves King and Pierce Counties.
Somali Community Services of Seattle: Somali Community Services of Seattle provides services to the local Somali immigrant and refugee community. During the pandemic, the organization has provided outreach and education about COVID-19, tutoring tailored to at-home students, and emergency assistance for individuals and households struggling to meet basic needs such as food, shelter, and utilities. Grant funding will support cash assistance to Somali community members with unmet needs. The organization serves King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties.
Somali Family Safety Task Force: Somali Family Safety Task Force rapidly adjusted its programs so that the Somali and East African community would continue to receive the organization’s support including: delivering groceries on weekly basis, assisting with rent and utilities, supporting gender-based violence survivors and other types of violence survivors, and advocating for and helping people navigate systems remotely. Grant funds will be used to support emergency rental and utility assistance for Somalia and East African women and families. The organization serves King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties.
Spokane Immigrant Rights Coalition: Spokane Immigrant Rights Coalition and its partner organizations provide emergency financial assistance, distribute food and personal protective equipment, COVID outreach and education, and advocacy for immigrant families in Eastern Washington. Grant funds will be used to provide small grants to immigrant families. This organization serves Adams, Ferry, Lincoln, Spokane, Stevens, and Whitman Counties.
Spring of Hope International: Spring of Hope International supportAfrican families that are struggling to survive in the wake of COVID-19. Grant funds will be used to provide rental and food assistance. This organization serves Spokane County.
Sunrise Outreach Center of Yakima: Sunrise Outreach Center of Yakima operates six food pantries throughout Yakima County serving the communities of Yakima, Sunnyside, Mabton, Wiley City, and both Wapato and White, Swan which are located on the Yakama Nation. In addition, the organization manages an assistance fund, which is used to help clients with rental or mortgage and utilities assistance. Grant funds will be used to supplement this assistance fund. The organization serves Yakima County.
Suquamish Tribe: Suquamish Tribe, through its Human Services Department, provides for tribal members and families experiencing a hardship as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The assistance includes, but is not limited to, food, gas, auto repair, rental assistance, and energy assistance. Grant funds will be used to extend this assistance. The organization serves Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Mason, Pierce, Snohomish, and Whatcom Counties.
Tabor 100: Tabor 100 connects small business enterprises to resources, grants, and tools that provide support, guidance, and information that will allow them to survive and recover from the economic downturn caused by COVID-19 closures. Grant funds will be used to provide financial support to African-American owned businesses and the community at large. The organization serves Washington state with a focus on King and Pierce Counties.
Terrain Programs: Terrain Programs works to save Spokane’s cultural vitality, one artist at a time. Grant funds will be used to provide direct cash assistance to artists who have been impacted by COVID-19, with a focus on artists of color. The organization serves Spokane, Stevens, and Whitman Counties.
The Noble Foundation: The Noble Foundation created, developed, and implemented the first Southwest Washington community-based COVD-19 Rapid Response effort beginning in March 2020. Working with a variety of partners, the organizations have distributed emergency relief for food, personal hygiene, rent and utilities support. Grant funds will be used to extend these supports. The organization serves Clark and Cowlitz Counties.
Tlingit and Haida Indians of Alaska Washington Chapter: Tlingit and Haida Indians of Alaska Washington Chapter provides relief to more than 6,000 tribal citizens who have experienced trauma due to COVID-19. Grant funds will be used to provide gift cards that allow tribal citizens to purchase necessities, relieving them of stress and alleviating financial burdens. The organization serves people across Washington state.
Toppenish Community Chest: Toppenish Community Chest provides food, clothing, and life supplies during the pandemic. Grant funds will be used to provide utilities assistance, rental assistance, blankets, and food. The organization serves Yakima County.
Tulalip Foundation: Tulalip Foundation is dedicated to empowering the wellbeing of the Tulalip Reservation and surrounding community. During the pandemic, the Tulalip Foundation is supporting tribal programs that work with some of the most vulnerable community members during this time of crisis. Grant funding will be used to provide food vouchers, weekend food packages, gas vouchers, Orca cards, clothing vouchers, personal care items, and other basic necessities. The organization serves Snohomish County.
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation: United Indians of All Tribes Foundation has maintained 12 social service programs, including doula services, eviction prevention, workforce training, and veteran support.They have also launched a weekly food delivery program for Elders and Indigenous families, added a childcare center for essential workers, started a traditional medicine program, and co-founded a coalition against hate and bias. Grant funding will be used to support the Indigenous community with flexible funding as they address job losses, lack of access to basic necessities, and food insecurity. The organization serves King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties.
Unkitawa: Unkitawa has remained dedicated to healing in Native communities in a time of uncertainty given the global pandemic. By providing health education, traditional medicines, financial supports, and remaining present in community for veterans, youth and families, and all in need, Unkitawa has been a space of comfort and relief. Grant funds will be used to provide flexible funds for rent, utilities, transportation, food, grocery, and medication along with other needs. The organization serves King and Pierce Counties.
UTOPIA (United Territories of Pacific Islanders’ Alliance): UTOPIA is providing emergency assistance, resources, and information to Queer and Trans Pacific Islanders (QTPI) in the Puget Sound, including those involved in the sex trades, who are facing health and economic crisis because of COVID-19. UTOPIA’s mission is to provide sacred spaces to strengthen the minds and bodies of QTPI through community organizing, community care, civic engagement, and cultural stewardship. Grant funds will be used for emergency financial relief for rent, utilities, food, medicine, and other essential needs. The organization serves King and Pierce Counties.
Wakulima USA: Wakulima USA supports immigrant, non-English speakers, international students, and undocumented people from East African countries to get access to basic needs, rental assistance, tuition support, and mental health treatment. Grant funding will focus on serving people who have lost income and cannot receive support from government sources due to immigration status. The organization serves King, Pierce, Snohomish, and Thurston Counties.
Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network: Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network protects and advances the power of immigrant and refugee communities through a multiracial, multilingual, and multifaith coalition. At the beginning of COVID-19 quarantine, WAISN pivoted their work into a pandemic hub of information and adapted their organizing efforts to win the WA Worker Immigrant Relief Fund for undocumented families. Grant funds will be used to support households requesting assistance due to the financial impacts of the pandemic. The organization serves Washington State with a focus on Grant and King Counties. (This project is fiscally sponsored by Colectiva Legal Del Pueblo.)
Washington Indian Civil Rights Commission: Washington Indian Civil Rights Commission is addressing the needs of Native American and immigrant families hit hard by COVID-19. The organization will use grant funds to help families in need of groceries, medicine, rental assistance, utility assistance, and other basic necessities for their families. The organization serves Washington State with a focus on King and Thurston Counties.
Wenatchee for Immigrant Justice: Wenatchee for Immigrant Justice began as an advocacy group working as a member of Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network and moved to aid work for local immigrant neighbors when the COVID-19 pandemic began. Grant funding will be used to help the Latinx immigrant community to meet the needs of their families. The organization serves Chelan, Douglas, Grant, and Okanogan Counties. (This project is fiscally sponsored by Sunnyslope Church.)
West African Community Council: West African Community Council has been helping immigrants and refugees from West Africa to thrive in the Puget Sound region since 2010 and currently serves over 4,000 individuals each year through a range of programs. Since the COVID-19 crisis began, the organization has provided emergency financial support to West African and other African immigrants and refugees who are struggling to meet their basic needs including rent, food, utilities, childcare, and transportation. Grant funds will continue providing such support. The organization serves King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties.
Whiteswan Environmental: Whiteswan Environmental is a Native-led nonprofit organization that addresses the root causes of trauma for Indigenous peoples and nature in the Salish Sea. The organization will use grant funds to provide gift cards to tribal families and individuals impacted by COVID-19 to assist with housing, food, car repair, medicine, or health care services. The organization serves Clallam, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, and Whatcom Counties.
Yakama Nation Housing Authority: Yakama Nation Housing Authority has been providing supplemental support to tenants, tribal members, and homeless people during COVID-19, including showers for the homeless, personal protective equipment, food distribution, temporary lodging, and behavioral health consultations. Grant funding will be used to provide housing assistance and a variety of other supports for residents. The organization Benton, Kitsap, Kittitas, Skamania, and Yakima Counties.
Yakima Valley Community Foundation: Yakima Valley Community Foundation, in partnership with The Campbell Farm, Asian Pacific Islander Coalition-Yakima, and the Ttawaxt Birth Justice Collaborative, will support people in need of financial assistance. Grant funds will extend their capacity to provide emergency financial relief. The organization serves Kittitas and Yakima Counties.
yəhaw̓ Indigenous Creatives Collective: yəhaw̓ Indigenous Creatives Collective launched a mini-grant program in June to distribute unrestricted awards of $500 to Indigenous artists in Washington. Grant funding will be used to extend the mini grant program to serve more indigenous artists and other creatives of color who are facing challenges during the pandemic. The organization serves Washington state with a focus on King and Pierce Counties. (This project is fiscally sponsored by Na’ah Illahee Fund.)
Youthnet: Youthnet provides a variety of services and support to youth, including foster care, independent and transitional living services, and positive parenting program. The organization will use grant funding to provide flexible financial support to priority populations to meet their emerging needs. The organization serves Island, King, San Juan, Skagit, and Snohomish Counties.