Additional COVID-19 Resources & New funding opportunities
Press Releases and Current information
We encourage going directly to the most official sources for new information:
COVID-19 Response Fund
Seattle Foundation announced the launch of the COVID-19 Response Fund, which is a partnership between a number of local businesses, philanthropies, United Way of King County, King County, and the City of Seattle.Seattle Foundation has announced that $2.5 million dollars will be made available to community organizations and to communities most impacted by COVID-19. The overall goal Seattle Foundation has set is to reach $5 million. The King County Pandemic Community Advisory task force will be advising and helping to provide community feedback on how the funds are distributed. You can learn more about the COVID-19 Response Fund here, and contact Calli Knight if you have further questions.
Webinar: Alternatives to Meeting in Person
March 19, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Online
With the growing possibility that public meetings and events in the near future will need to be canceled, you may be wondering, What are my other options? Can we accomplish our in-person meetings and events using technology? Join Tom Lang and Tracy Flynn from Washington Nonprofit’s learning department as they share their thoughts about how to shift your meetings to be virtual if your staff, board, and partners are working remotely due to coronavirus. They will share some practical tips for getting started using online videoconferencing apps, planning effective meetings, and facilitating when you are not in the same room together. Register for this free webinar here.
Apply for Human Services Funding Collaborative
Start your application for 2021-2022 human services funding now! This online alliance coordinates human services funding between East, North, and South King County municipalities. They independently provide funding to organizations to provide critically-needed human services in these communities. You can use Share1app, their online portal, to apply for funding for things like food security, housing and homelessness prevention, health, mental health, youth services, and more. Click to read more about the Share1app application process.
Opportunity and Access (O&A) Funding Announcement
The Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) is requesting applications for Opportunity and Access Investments funded by the City of Seattle Families, Education, Preschool and Promise (FEPP) Levy. Community based organizations and public schools not receiving a FEPP School-Based Investment are eligible for funding and encouraged to apply. The DEEL has over $1 million in funding to be awarded! Submit an RFI application by April 13, 2020 at 3:00 PM to be considered for investments beginning as early as September 2020. Interested applicants can learn more about this O&A funding opportunity here.