All In Washington was established to mobilize community, business, and philanthropic leaders across the state to address the profound effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on vulnerable people, workers, and families. The Vaccine Equity Initiative was created to expand COVID-19 vaccine distribution by streamlining and directing funds to trusted, community-based organizations that can conduct linguistically and culturally-specific vaccine education and outreach to those most impacted, especially in Black, Indigenous, and Communities of Color.
We received funding requests totaling over $1M for Round 2 (of 4) of the Vaccine Equity Initiative. For Round 2, we awarded a total of $395,000 to 20 community-based organizations across the state, bringing the total to over $3.2M in Vaccine Equity Initiative grant awards. Our review process prioritized organizations serving a large number of people from Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities, as well as immigrants, refugees, and agricultural workers given the disproportionate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on these populations and the lower rates of vaccination. Our process also prioritized funding in counties with lower overall vaccination rates.
With our first round of funding, grantees have been providing accessible vaccination opportunities, including pop-up clinics and transportation, along with linguistically and culturally-specific educational materials to communities across Washington state.
Thank you to our donors and grantees for increasing vaccine education and distribution to bring us all one step closer to recovery. The full list of round 2 grantees is below.
Vaccine Equity Initiative Round 2 Grantees:
African American Health Board will provide a series of linguistically and culturally specific pop-up vaccination clinics and other vaccination health services for Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Pasifika, low-income, unhoused, and court-involved communities in King County. This project is fiscally sponsored by the Somali Health Board.
Amigos de Seattle will conduct linguistically and culturally specific outreach, provide registration support, transportation, and interpretation services for Latinx, LGBTQA, essential workers, low wage cash economy workers, immigrant and refugee communities in King County.
Asian Pacific Islander Coalition – Yakima, WA will provide vaccine outreach, education, transportation, and address vaccine hesitancy through culturally and linguistically specific messaging for BIPOC, immigrants, refugees, senior citizens and unhoused communities in Yakima County. This project is fiscally sponsored by the Yakima Valley Community Foundation.
Comunidades Sin Fronteras will provide weekly vaccination clinics, community engagement and outreach efforts, and registration support for low-income, rural, and immigrant communities in Grant County. This project is fiscally sponsored by the Latino Community Fund.
Equity in Education Coalition: Equity Institute will address vaccine hesitancy and implement a vaccine literacy campaign for the Latinx community in Lewis County.
First Five Years & Beyond will conduct linguistically and culturally specific outreach, provide registration support, transportation, and engagement events for Black and immigrant communities in King County. This project is fiscally sponsored by the Rainier Valley Corps (RVC).
Gathering Roots Wellness will partner with community organizations to host pop-up vaccination clinics as well as provide therapists and wellness educators to support individuals at vaccination sites. This project will focus on clinics in South Park, Rainier Valley, the Central District, the International District, and Chinatown in King County.
Hopelink will provide a one-stop resource for finding transportation support to and from vaccine appointments for BIPOC, immigrant, refugee, and low-income communities in King County.
Integration Family Services will host biweekly virtual webinars to promote the importance of vaccination and dispel misinformation about the virus and vaccination for East African immigrant and refugee communities in King County.
Iraqi Community Center of WA will assist elderly and non-English speaking immigrants and refugees from Iraq, and other Arabic language countries of origin, to register for and access vaccination services in King County.
KYRS Thin Air Community Radio will partner with CHAS Health of Spokane to conduct linguistically and culturally appropriate vaccine outreach and education for Black, Asian, LGBTQA, Indigenous, and Latinx communities, and other marginalized groups who are commonly difficult to reach through traditional media methods. This project is focused on Spokane County.
League of United Latin American Citizens Council 47013 will provide vaccine outreach, education, and access for farmworkers and agricultural workers including meat processing workers in Clark County. This project is fiscally sponsored by Scholarship Junkies.
New Developed Nations will provide vaccine access and transportation services for Indigenous and Black youth and young adults in Spokane County.
Organización Centro-Americana will connect community members to vaccines through linguistically and culturally specific outreach and engagement services for immigrant and refugee communities in King County. This project is fiscally sponsored by the Latino Community Fund.
Orquesta Northwest will support linguistically and culturally specific vaccine outreach and education for online participants, followers, listeners, and viewers from the Latinx youth and Latinx communities in King County.
Rainier Avenue Radio will provide reliable, trusted vaccine communication resources in multiple languages focused on serving immigrant, refugee, Black, Latinx, Southeast Asian, and other vulnerable communities in King County. This project is fiscally sponsored by Shunpike.
Tacoma Community House will provide linguistically and culturally specific vaccine outreach, engagement, and education services for BIPOC, immigrant and refugee communities in Pierce, South King, Kitsap, Thurston, and Mason Counties.
Tesfa Program will conduct linguistically and culturally specific outreach, provide registration support, transportation, and interpretation services for the Amharic-speaking Ethiopian community in King County. This project is fiscally sponsored by the Southeast Seattle Education Coalition (SESEC).
Tubman Center for Health & Freedom will partner with the UW School of Medicine Service Learning Department and UW Covid-19 Task Force to provide a series of “Blaxination” vaccination events to reach Black people in King County.
Washington State University Foundation will launch a teen voices vaccine education campaign through WSU’s Extension 4-H Youth Development Program and in partnership with students from the Pharmacy and Nursing programs. This project will focus on Spanish-speaking audiences in Yakima County.