Managed by Seattle Foundation, the COVID-19 Response Fund makes grants to community-based organizations that are working on the frontlines to support our region’s most vulnerable communities.
The first round of rapid-response grants prioritized our region’s most vulnerable populations—those who have been affected first and hardest by the coronavirus crisis. The Fund intially distributed more than $10M to 128 nonprofits, augmenting with an additional $850K in April. These grants providee resources to frontline organizations who are delivering emergency assistance, such as rent support, food security, healthcare, and childcare.
Phase 2 grants will continue to focus on community-based organizations supporting vulnerable workers and families—people who face longstanding economic and racial inequities that have been made worse by the current crisis. Totaling $6,000,000, three distinct tracks of funding will support childcare, mental and behavioral health, и emergency financial assistance. Funding criteria and eligibility for these areas are available on the site, however some of the tracks do not have open applications available.