SW Washington COVID Response Fund: Adaptable and Rapid Grantmaking

The Community Foundation is committed to the values of 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 their organizations and communities.

In its initial phase, a proactive grantmaking approach will allow the grants committee to respond quickly to the evolving situation. Grants will be distributed on an ongoing basis throughout the outbreak and recovery phases of the crisis and our strategy will adapt accordingly. Any remaining funds will be directed toward future community health and disaster preparedness efforts.

Grants are intended to sustain and develop vital community services for residents who stand to lose the most from this unfolding emergency:

  • Children and families, elders and those with compromised immune systems
  • Healthcare and nonprofit employees
  • Residents without health insurance and access to sick days
  • Communities of color and residents with limited English language proficiency
  • Economically vulnerable people, or those impacted by reduced and lost work

To learn more, please visit cfsww.org/covid19, which answers many common questions we are hearing from the community.

Total Granted:

$4,884,574.66

123 grants have been awarded since 3/23/20

Round 17 Grantee

Total grants awarded – $9,370

Announced on 7/28/20

Grants supported programs addressing basic needs, including physical and behavioral health, food, housing and support for vulnerable populations in southwest Washington.

Stevenson-Carson Educational Foundation – $ 9,370

Round 16 Grantee

Total grants awarded – $260,000

Announced on 7/21/20

This grant is for rental assistance ($200k) and for motel vouchers ($60k) for households that are unhoused, at high-risk of COVID and cannot access shelter.

Council for the Homeless – $ 260,000

Round 15 Grantees

Total grants awarded – $79,500

Announced on 7/14/20

Grants supported programs addressing basic needs, including physical and behavioral health, food, housing and support for vulnerable populations in southwest Washington.

Assistance League Southwest Washington – $7,000
Friends of Hospice SW Washington – $30,000

Living for Christ Church – $40,000
Salmon Creek Hospital Foundation – $2,500

Round 14 Grantees

Total grants awarded – $111,000

Announced on 6/24/20

Grants supported programs addressing basic needs, including physical and behavioral health, food, housing and support for vulnerable populations in southwest Washington.

Battle Ground HealthCare – $ 65,000
Friends of the Children – $ 30,000

Lifeline Connections – $ 16,000

Round 13 Grantees

Total grants awarded – $45,800

Announced on 6/16/20

Grants supported programs addressing basic needs, including physical and behavioral health, food, housing and support for vulnerable populations in southwest Washington.

Clark County Veterans Assistance
Center – $25,000

Community Mediation Services – $20,800

Round 12 Grantees

Total grants awarded – $461,359.90

Announced on 6/9/20

Grants supported programs addressing basic needs, including physical and behavioral health, food, housing and support for vulnerable populations in southwest Washington.

Boys and Girls Clubs of SW Washington – $100,000
Council for the Homeless – $200,000
Lower Columbia CAP – $100,000

Nurse Family Partnership – $5,000
Outsiders Inn – $6,359.90
SW Washington League of United Latin American Citizens – $50,000

Round 11 Grantees

Total grants awarded – $302,934

Announced on 6/2/20

Grants supported programs addressing basic needs, including physical and behavioral health, food, housing and support for vulnerable populations in southwest Washington.

Cowlitz County Child Advocates – $4,494
Northwest Cooperative Development Center – $23,440
Share – $75,000

 

Scholar Fund (In partnership with SW WA LULAC, NAACP Vancouver, Latino Community Resource Group, Clark County Latino Youth Leadership and WA Immigrant Solidarity Network) – $200,000

Round 10 Grantee

Total grants awarded – $7,500

Announced on 5/28/20

Grants supported programs addressing basic needs, including physical and behavioral health, food, housing and support for vulnerable populations in southwest Washington.

 

YWCA – $7,500

Round 9 Grantees

Total grants awarded – $141,269

Announced 5/19/20

Grants supported programs addressing basic needs, including physical and behavioral health, food, housing and support for vulnerable populations in southwest Washington.

Family Promise of Clark County – $19,269
Salmon Creek Hospital Foundation – $15,000
The Salvation Army Clark County – $32,000

Share – $25,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, St. John the Evangelist of Vancouver Conference – $25,000
Washington Advocates of Deaf and Hard of Hearing – $25,000

Round 8 Grantees

Total grants awarded – $182,600

Announced 5/13/20

Grants supported programs addressing basic needs, including physical and behavioral health, food, housing and support for vulnerable populations in southwest Washington.

Community Health Partners – $17,600
Food Lifeline – $25,000
Janus Youth Programs – $25,000

Latino Community Resource Group – $80,000
Living for Christ Church – $10,000
Lower Columbia College Foundation – $25,000

Round 7 Grantees

Total grants awarded – $409,478

Announced 5/4/20

Grants supported programs addressing basic needs, including physical and behavioral health, food, housing and support for vulnerable populations in southwest Washington.

Bridgeview – $75,000
Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program – $3,650
Council for the Homeless – $130,000
Family Solutions – $10,000
Lighthouse Financial Foundation – $91,828

Meals on Wheels – $25,000
NAACP Vancouver (fiscal sponsor Clark County Latino Youth Leadership Conference) – $59,000
Rainbow Advocacy Inclusion & Networking Services – $5,000
The ALS Association Oregon and SW Washington Chapter – $10,000

Round 6 Grantees

Total grants awarded – $388,170

Announced 4/29/20

Grants supported programs addressing basic needs of those most impacted by the virus and stay at home orders along with supports for women and minority owned small businesses.

Catholic Community Services – $31,188
Community Mediation Services – $5,842
Cowlitz County Habitat for Humanity/Neighborhood Resource Coordination Council – $58,500
Lifeline Connections – $50,640
Longview Salvation Army – $5,000
Medical Teams International – $25,000

NAACP Vancouver (fiscal sponsor Clark County Latino Youth Leadership Conference) – $12,000
Pathways 2020 – $50,000
SW WA LULAC, NAACP Vancouver, Latino Community Resource Group, Clark County Latino Youth Leadership and WA Immigrant Solidarity Network, Scholar Fund – $150,000

Round 5 Grantees

Total grants awarded – $305,868

Announced 4/22/20

Grants supported programs addressing basic needs of those most impacted by the virus and stay at home orders along with supports for women and minority owned small businesses.

Goodwill Longview Work Opportunity Center – $ 25,000
Latino Community Resource Group – $ 90,000
Longview Downtowners – $ 75,000
NAMI SW Washington – $ 7,000

PeaceHealth Southwest Foundation – $ 50,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul – $ 50,000
The Giving Closet – $ 2,500
Vancouver Farmers Market Foundation – $ 6,368

Round 4 Grantees

Total grants awarded – $432,500

Announced 4/14/20

Grants supported programs addressing basic needs, including physical and behavioral health, food, housing and support for essential workers.

Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Washington – $20,000
Children’s Center – $10,000
Clark College Foundation, DREAMer Scholarship – $25,000
Clark College Foundation, Constance Baker Motley, Dreamcatchers and Sharon M. Keilbarth Memorial Scholarships – $25,000
Evergreen School District Foundation – $15,000
Lower Columbia CAP – $100,000
Operation Homefront – $2,500

Stevenson-Carson School District – $11,500
Support for Early Learning and Families – $7,500
SW WA LULAC, NAACP Vancouver, Latino Community Resource Group, Clark County Latino Youth Leadership and WA Immigrant Solidarity Network, Scholar Fund – $150,000
Unite! Washougal – $36,000
Workforce SW Washington – $30,000

Round 3 Grantees

Total grants awarded – $501,300

Announced 4/7/20

Grants supported programs addressing basic needs, including physical and behavioral health, food, housing and support for essential workers.  

Clark County Food Bank – $105,000
Community Health Partners – $8,800
CORE Health – $30,000
Emergency Support Shelter – $15,000
Fourth Plain Forward – $177,500
Latino Community Resource Group – $25,000
Lower Columbia CAP – $60,000

Lower Columbia College Foundation – $25,000
Parkinson’s Resources – $25,000
Pink Lemonade Project – $25,000
Stevenson-Carson Educational Foundation – $5,000

Round 2 Grantees

Total grants awarded – $693,835

Announced 4/1/20

Grants supported homeless services and shelters, housing supports, food distribution, technology for nonprofits and telehealth programs (physical & mental), personal protection and cleaning supplies, daycare for first responders and basic needs for college students and children within the DSHS system.

Clark County Veterans Assistance Center – $7,000
Council for the Homeless – $100,000
Daybreak Youth Services – $15,000
Evergreen Habitat for Humanity – $27,000
Family Promise of Clark County – $30,000
FISH of Cowlitz County – $10,000
FISH of Vancouver – $35,840
Impact NW – $15,000
Innovative Services NW – $17,000
Janus Youth Programs – $45,000
Latino Community Resource Group – $15,000
Lifeline Connections – $40,000
Love Overwhelming – $53,000

Office Moms & Dads – $4,540
One Life Food Pantry – $12,000
Open House Ministries – $1,500
PeaceHealth St. John Foundation – $36,000
REACH Community Development – $25,000
Salmon Creek Hospital Foundation – $21,525
The Salvation Army Vancouver Corps – $15,500
Washington Gorge Action Programs – $15,000
WSU-Vancouver – $85,000
Xchange Recovery – $5,000
YMCA of Columbia Willamette – $35,000
YWCA Clark County – $27,930

Round 1 Grantees

Total grants awarded – $552,090

Announced 3/26/20

Grants supported emergency food assistance, daycare for essential employees, support for elders, cleaning and safety equipment supplies and shelter and housing supports. 

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