Flexible funding for a just recovery
Equity has been at the center of the SW Washington COVID Response Fund from the beginning. Now, as we strive to create a just recovery, our funding will continue to target support to those hit hardest, which includes:
• Communities of color, immigrants and undocumented individuals
• Economically vulnerable people, or those impacted by reduced and lost work
• Children and families, elders and those with compromised immune systems
• Essential workers and those without health insurance or access to sick days
Our grantmaking will remain proactive in order to distribute flexible funding in a rapid and respectful way to our trusted nonprofit partners. In addition, our committee has identified the need for grants to organizations seeking assistance with or providing the following support:
Housing Stability Assistance: Sustain stable housing for vulnerable individuals and families though flexible funding for nonprofits deploying emergency rental and utility assistance.
Behavioral and Mental Health Supports: Improve access to behavioral and mental healthcare to underserved communities by funding culturally specific and trauma-informed care.
Education Supports: Foster healthy, engaged learning environments by providing targeted support to students, families and childcare providers that are improving access and addressing gaps.
Small Business Aid: Assist business owners who are excluded from other forms of aid by providing capacity and operating support to nonprofits delivering technical assistance, grants or loans.
Vaccine Outreach: Improve vaccine distribution by targeting funds to organizations that are deeply connected with and best positioned to deliver care in disproportionately impacted communities.
To learn more, please review our Frequently Asked Questions at cfsww.org/covid19.
190 grants have been awarded since 3/23/20