SW Washington COVID Response Fund

Community Foundation for Southwest Washington

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Washington: Clark County, Cowlitz County, Skamania County

Location of residency: Counties in Washington: Clark County, Cowlitz County, Skamania County

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Note: If your nonprofit is facing challenges that align with the fund’s purpose, please send your organization name, contact information, amount of request and description of need to [email protected]

SW Washington COVID Response Fund

Managed by the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington, this fund will provide flexible financial support to trusted nonprofit partners across our region who are responding to increasing needs as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Grants will 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

Immediate Nonprofit Needs

Most immediately, our staff has identified the need for unrestricted 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

Adaptable and Rapid Grantmaking

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.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.