SFF COVID-19 Response - Full List of Grants

Posted on August 20, 2020

As a follow up to our earlier message in May on the actions we've taken related to the pandemic, we want to share a full list of grants made across the state of Washington. While we primarily partner with organizations working in King County, we've recently entered education and advocacy partnerships in Pierce, Snohomish, Skagit and Grays Harbor Counties. The health and well-being of those communities were in our hearts and minds. Our response to the pandemic was guided by data of populations most impacted across the state. As such, we supported efforts in Yakima County, an area of the state that is rich in agriculture, diversity and Native and Indigenous land.

Pooled Fund

Alignment to SFF

Grant Amount

Community Foundation of Snohomish County

Snohomish County has a large low-income and rural population and it doesn’t have the corporate and foundation partners like King & Pierce. Our support was intended to fill a significant gap in philanthropic resources in a county that is seeing more population flight due to the high cost of living in King County.

$200,000

Greater Tacoma Community Foundation

Pierce County is ground zero in WA state for children and youth entering foster care, along with adults entering prison. With a combination of urban and rural areas, it is a compelling geographic and demographic county for philanthropic investment. In the immediate phase, the fund invested in childcare solutions for emergency workers, homelessness prevention, basic needs and rental assistance.

$200,000

Seattle King County Covid Response Fund

Leveraging their vantage point, knowledge and relationships to most effectively and quickly distribute basic need grants (food access and rental assistance) to organizations partnering with the most vulnerable citizens in King County.

$150,000

United Way of King County - Rental AssistanceProviding critical housing advocacy and rental support to families, using an equity and poverty lens.$100,000

University of Washington Medicine Response - Virology lab

UW is filling a critical gap and playing a central role in Washington state’s clinical and public health response to the pandemic by increasing testing, research, and bringing testing into the community.

$100,000

Yakima Valley Resilience and Response Fund

An agriculturally rich part of the state with a large Latinx and Native population, Yakima is an important and often underinvested region. We saw a large surge in positive Covid-19 cases, and wanted to support the organizations and leaders addressing the growing needs of the community.

$200,000

Washington Food Fund

Food insecurity is a growing concern in the state with food distributors identifying they will be out of food and unable to fill the growing demand. This quickly became an area where philanthropy could step in to address the hunger related impacts of Covid-19 before federal resources kicked in.

$150,000

WA Undocumented Workers & Families

Heavily trusted collaborative effort providing rental support to undocumented families across the state.

$100,000

Direct Grants

Alignment to SFF

Grant Amount

Current SFF education grantees

Our current parent and family engagement education partners have trusted relationships with communities deeply impacted by the pandemic.

We provided direct support for basic needs, technology assistance and support for virtual programming.

Grantees include: Asian Pacific Cultural Center, Community Network Council, Open Doors for Multicultural Families, Para Los Ninos, Somali Parents Education Board, Voices of Tomorrow, Washington Alliance for Better Schools, Washington Family Engagement, World Relief Seattle.

$240,000

Past SFF education grantees

As trusted organizations, many of who are led by and for BIPOC communities, we wanted to support the efforts of past partner organizations as they provide direct relief to families impacted by the pandemic.

Grantees include: Community Mutual Aid for Basic Necessities, East African Community Services, Chinese Information Service Center, Neighborhood House, Southwest Youth & Family Services, Atlantic Street Center, Children’s Home Society of Washington, Kandelia, El Centro de la Raza.

$200,000

Partners in Change - Equity in Education Coalition

Leaders and organizations of color addressing gaps in needs across the state.

$25,000

Community 2 Community Development

Supporting Yakima Valley agricultural strikes and advocating for the health and safety of agricultural workers. Also working in Whatcom and Skagit County organizing around the Census and civic engagement.

$25,000

Firelands Together

Providing technical assistance and organizing support in Grays Harbor County with a focus on workers and economic recovery.

$25,000

Washington Nonprofits

Providing critical capacity support and information to the nonprofit field, including our grantee partners.

$15,000

Communities Rise

Providing critical capacity support and information to the nonprofit field, including our grantee partners.

$15,000

RVC Seattle

Providing critical capacity support and information to the nonprofit field, including our grantee partners.

$15,000

Latino Community Fund

Providing critical capacity support and information to the nonprofit field, with a focus on Latinx and undocumented populations.

$15,000

Philanthropy Northwest

Providing critical capacity support and information to inform the foundation field.

$15,000

United Way of King County - ParentChild+ Providing technology for PC+ staff and families so that they can continue home visits, through a virtual mechanism, during the pandemic. $60,000