We’re tapping the strength of collective giving to alleviate the public health and economic consequences of the coronavirus in southwest Washington.
About the SW Washington COVID Response Fund
Hundreds of gifts from community members, coupled with matching gifts from the Ed and Dollie Lynch Fund and the All In WA campaign, have provided more than $5 million of flexible financial support to trusted nonprofit partners across our region. These are the essential organizations assisting families, students, workers and businesses whose livelihoods are at great risk due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). For them, our response matters more than ever.
Grants are intended to sustain and develop vital community services for residents who stand to lose the most from this unfolding emergency. Our staff has identified the need for grants to organizations seeking assistance with or providing the following support:
- Housing stability efforts, services for people facing homelessness, physical and behavioral healthcare, emergency food programs and childcare support
- Community service delivery barriers, particularly around volunteer recruitment, retention and safety, and contingency planning
- Health and safety measures that range from basic cleaning and healthcare supplies to technology solutions for day-to-day operations