The COVID-19 Fund will provide flexible financial support to organizations in South King County working with some of the most vulnerable communities who are disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus and the economic consequences of this pandemic. Hosted at the Renton Regional Community Foundation, it is meant to complement the work of other public and private efforts to address all aspects of the outbreak.

 

Issues/areas this fund will address include but are not limited to:

 

  • Economic impact of reduced or lost work due to COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Immediate financial needs caused by closures and cancellations.
  • Confusion, lack of information particularly in communities where English is not the first language.
  • Basic needs: this includes efforts surrounding housing stability, services for people facing homelessness, physical and behavioral healthcare, emergency food programs, domestic violence support and childcare.

 

How will grants be made from the fund?

 

There will be no application process. A committee made up of representatives from the Renton Mayor’s Inclusion Task Force and Renton Innovation Zone Partnership (RIZP) will consult with RRCF’s Executive Director to identify the greatest community needs as they emerge in this rapidly changing environment. If this fund continues to grow, we will re-evaluate the need for an application process. If you have questions or would like to put your group’s name in front of the committee, email LeAnne Moss at lmoss@rentonfoundation.org. We will post the names of organizations who receive grants on an ongoing basis.

 

As a donor, should I give to this fund instead of to other non-profits?

 

The COVID-19 Response Fund was not created to be the only vehicle for getting needed resources into the community, but to help facilitate getting more targeted resources into the community. This is a critical time for so many, including the nonprofit organizations who’ve benefited from your giving in the past, as well as those who’ve had to cancel their annual fundraising events or depend heavily on public gatherings. Please continue to give to organizations you regularly support, and those that need your help at this crucial time. Now is the time to double down for our community.

 

Please give HERE. You may also mail a check made out to Renton Regional Community Foundation and mail to P.O. Box 820, Renton, WA 98057.

 

100% of donations will go to community groups and leaders on the ground. Please consider adding on 3% to your gift to cover credit card fees. RRCF is covering the cost of administering the fund.

 

Other Resources:

 

Latest CDC information

 

Resources for non-profits

 

Local resource guide

 

 

P.O. Box 820

Renton, WA 98057

 

(425) 282-5199

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