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 familieselders 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: 

Equitable Recovery and Resiliency Support: Accelerate equitable economic recovery for those hit hardest by building the capacity of organizations focused on systemic change, policy and advocacy.

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. 

Total Granted

$8,556,403.50

190 grants have been awarded since 3/23/20 

April 22, 2021

Craft3 – $50,000.00

Community Foundation for Southwest Washington – $500,000.00

Pacific Islander Community Association of Washington – $125,000.00

Cowlitz Economic Development Corporation (fiscal sponsor: Longview Downtowners) – $225,000.00

Mercy Corps NW – $25,000.00

Community Health Partners – $50,000.00

Cowlitz Indian Tribe – Healing of the Canoe Program – $50,000.00

Youth and Family Link – $75,000.00

Emergency Support Shelter – $20,000.00

Living for Christ Church – $35,000.00

Columbia River Mental Health Foundation – $200,000.00

Fourth Plain Forward – $25,000.00

LULAC SW WA (fiscal sponsor: Clark County Latino Youth Leadership Conference) – $36,000.00

Vietnamese Community of Clark County – $10,000.00

The Noble Foundation – $50,000.00

Children’s Home Society of Washington – $25,000.00

Battle Ground Health Care – $30,000.00

Lower Columbia School Gardens – $50,000.00

Food Lifeline – $50,000.00

Total awarded – $1,606,000.00

March 26, 2021

BG Adventist Community Services – $13,000

Cascade AIDS Project – $15,650

CDM Caregiving Services – $40,000

Clark County Latino Youth Conference – $25,600

Community Home Health and Hospice – $25,000

Community House on Broadway – $20,000

Council for the Homeless – $14,000

Educational Service District 112 – $150,000

Longview Public Schools – $5,000

Martha’s Pantry – $4,200

Meals on Wheels – $100,000

SHARE – $70,000

SHARE/VHA – $50,640

Stephen’s Place – $10,000

Youth and Family Link – $9,000 

Total awarded – $552,090 

March 23, 2020

LULAC SW Washington – $50,000.00

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington – $75,075.00

Lighthouse Financial Foundation – $50,000.00

The Unity Center – $25,000.00

Impact NW – $59,959.14

Ethnic Support Council – $50,000.00

Cowlitz Wahkiakum Legal – $50,000

Total awarded – $557,037.14

January 27, 2021

Clark County Veterans Assistance Center – $10,000.00

Total awarded – $10,000.00

November 18, 2020

Community Health Partners – $18,600.00

Council for the Homeless – $50,000.00

Cowlitz County Habitat for Humanity – $20,000.00

CultureSeed – $13,000.00

Free Clinic of Southwest Washington – $25,000.00

Partners in Careers – $16,500.00

Stevenson-Carson School District – $29,000.00

WA Gorge Action Programs – $21,206.46

Youth and Family Link – $25,000.00

Total awarded – $218,306.46

September 16, 2020

Community Foundation for Southwest Washington – $75,000.00

Emergency Support Shelter – $30,000.00

Family Promise of Clark County – $31,400.00

Fourth Plain Forward – $25,000.00

LULAC SW WA – $100,000.00

NAACP Vancouver – $50,000.00

The Noble Foundation – $20,000.00

Workforce SW Washington – $100,000.00

Total awarded – $431,400.00

September 9, 2020

Consumer Voices Are Born – $18,285.00

Total awarded – $18,285.00

September 2, 2020

Community Mediation Services – $9,750.00

Pacific Islander Community Association of Washington – $20,000.00

Total awarded – $29,750.00

August 11, 2020

Battle Ground Adventist Community Services – $2,461.00

Janus Youth Programs – $4,500.00

NAACP Vancouver – $20,000.00

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Foundation – $22,000.00

Share – $200,000.00

Total awarded – $248,961.00

July 28, 2020

Stevenson-Carson Educational Foundation – $ 9,370.00

Total awarded – $9,370.00

July 21, 2020

Council for the Homeless – $ 260,000.00

Total awarded – $260,000.00

July 14, 2020

Assistance League Southwest Washington – $7,000.00

Friends of Hospice SW Washington – $30,000.00

Living for Christ Church – $40,000.00

Salmon Creek Hospital Foundation – $2,500.00

Total awarded – $79,500.00

June 24, 2020

Battle Ground HealthCare – $ 65,000.00

Friends of the Children – $ 30,000.00

Lifeline Connections – $ 16,000.00

Total awarded – $111,000.00

June 16, 2020

Clark County Veterans Assistance Center – $25,000.00

Community Mediation Services – $20,800.00

Total awarded – $45,800.00

June 9, 2020

Boys and Girls Clubs of SW Washington – $100,000.00

Council for the Homeless – $200,000.00

Lower Columbia CAP – $100,000.00

Nurse Family Partnership – $5,000.00

Outsiders Inn – $6,359.90

SW Washington League of United Latin American Citizens – $50,000.00

Total awarded – $461,359.90

June 2, 2020

Cowlitz County Child Advocates – $4,494.00

Northwest Cooperative Development Center – $23,440.00

Share – $75,000.00

Scholar Fund – $200,000.00

Total awarded – $302,934.00

May 28, 2020

YWCA – $7,500.00

Total awarded – $7,500.00

May 19, 2020

Family Promise of Clark County – $19,269.00

Salmon Creek Hospital Foundation – $15,000.00

The Salvation Army Clark County – $32,000.00

Share – $25,000.00

Society of St. Vincent de Paul, St. John the Evangelist of Vancouver Conference – $25,000.00

Washington Advocates of Deaf and Hard of Hearing – $25,000.00

Total awarded – $141,269.00

May 13, 2020

Community Health Partners – $17,600.00

Food Lifeline – $25,000.00

Janus Youth Programs – $25,000.00

Latino Community Resource Group – $80,000.00

Living for Christ Church – $10,000.00

Lower Columbia College Foundation – $25,000.00

Total awarded – $182,600.00

May 4, 2020

Bridgeview – $75,000.00

Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program – $3,650.00

Council for the Homeless – $130,000.00

Family Solutions – $10,000.00

Lighthouse Financial Foundation – $91,828.00

Meals on Wheels – $25,000.00

NAACP Vancouver – $59,000.00

Rainbow Advocacy Inclusion & Networking Services – $5,000.00

The ALS Association Oregon and SW Washington Chapter – $10,000.00

Total awarded – $409,478.00

April 29, 2020

Catholic Community Services – $31,188.00

Community Mediation Services – $5,842.00

Cowlitz County Habitat for Humanity/Neighborhood Resource Coordination Council – $58,500.00

Lifeline Connections – $50,640.00

Longview Salvation Army – $5,000.00

Medical Teams International – $25,000.00

NAACP Vancouver – $12,000.00

Pathways 2020 – $50,000.00

SW WA LULAC, NAACP Vancouver, Latino Community Resource Group, Clark County Latino Youth Leadership and WA Immigrant Solidarity Network, Scholar Fund – $150,000.00

Total awarded – $388,170.00

April 22, 2020

Goodwill Longview Work Opportunity Center – $ 25,000.00

Latino Community Resource Group – $ 90,000.00

Longview Downtowners – $ 75,000.00

NAMI SW Washington – $ 7,000.00

PeaceHealth Southwest Foundation – $ 50,000.00

Society of St. Vincent de Paul – $ 50,000.00

The Giving Closet – $ 2,500.00

Vancouver Farmers Market Foundation – $ 6,368.00

Total awarded – $305,868.00

April 14, 2020

Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Washington – $20,000.00

Children’s Center – $10,000.00

Clark College Foundation, DREAMer Scholarship – $25,000.00

Clark College Foundation, Constance Baker Motley, Dreamcatchers and Sharon M. Keilbarth Memorial Scholarships – $25,000.00

Evergreen School District Foundation – $15,000.00

Lower Columbia CAP – $100,000.00

Operation Homefront – $2,500.00

Stevenson-Carson School District – $11,500.00

Support for Early Learning and Families – $7,500.00

SW WA LULAC, NAACP Vancouver, Latino Community Resource Group, Clark County Latino Youth Leadership and WA Immigrant Solidarity Network, Scholar Fund – $150,000.00

Unite! Washougal – $36,000.00

Workforce SW Washington – $30,000.00

Total awarded – $432,500.00

April 7, 2020

Clark County Food Bank – $105,000.00

Community Health Partners – $8,800.00

CORE Health – $30,000.00

Emergency Support Shelter – $15,000.00

Fourth Plain Forward – $177,500.00

Latino Community Resource Group – $25,000.00

Lower Columbia CAP – $60,000.00

Lower Columbia College Foundation – $25,000.00

Parkinson’s Resources – $25,000.00

Pink Lemonade Project – $25,000.00

Stevenson-Carson Educational Foundation – $5,000.00

Total awarded – $501,300.00

April 1, 2020

Clark County Veterans Assistance Center – $7,000.00

Council for the Homeless – $100,000.00

Daybreak Youth Services – $15,000.00

Evergreen Habitat for Humanity – $27,000.00

Family Promise of Clark County – $30,000.00

FISH of Cowlitz County – $10,000.00

FISH of Vancouver – $35,840.00

Impact NW – $15,000.00

Innovative Services NW – $17,000.00

Janus Youth Programs – $45,000.00

Latino Community Resource Group – $15,000.00

Lifeline Connections – $40,000.00

Love Overwhelming – $53,000.00

Office Moms & Dads – $4,540.00

One Life Food Pantry – $12,000.00

Open House Ministries – $1,500.00

PeaceHealth St. John Foundation – $36,000.00

REACH Community Development – $25,000.00

Salmon Creek Hospital Foundation – $21,525.00

The Salvation Army Vancouver Corps – $15,500.00

Washington Gorge Action Programs – $15,000.00

WSU-Vancouver – $85,000.00

Xchange Recovery – $5,000.00

YMCA of Columbia Willamette – $35,000.00

YWCA Clark County – $27,930.00

Total awarded – $693,835.00

March 26, 2020

BG Adventist Community Services – $13,000.00

Cascade AIDS Project – $15,650.00

CDM Caregiving Services – $40,000.00

Clark County Latino Youth Conference – $25,600.00

Community Home Health and Hospice – $25,000.00

Community House on Broadway – $20,000.00

Council for the Homeless – $14,000.00

Educational Service District 112 – $150,000.00

Longview Public Schools – $5,000.00

Martha’s Pantry – $4,200.00

Meals on Wheels – $100,000.00

SHARE – $70,000.00

SHARE/VHA – $50,640.00

Stephen’s Place – $10,000.00

Youth and Family Link – $9,000.00

Total awarded – $552,090.00

Granting an Equitable Future

The Community Foundation is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, and actively strives to support these efforts locally and regionally. We approach this work with humility and seek to partner with organizations that are committed to addressing disparities in southwest Washington.