Grant Opportunities – 2020

CARES Grants

Through a partnership with Snohomish County and Community Foundation, nonprofit stabilization and capacity-building grants were awarded to 72 organizations in two rounds. The grant program was part of the county’s plan to use federal CARES Act resources to support local non-profit organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic as they work to support community members in need. Data for Snohomish County provides insight about our hardest hit community members. The focus of the program is on nonprofits that serve diverse and/or marginalized populations and have an annual operating budget of $500,000 or less and was sensitive to geographic diversity as well.

Round 2 Snohomish County CARES Grant Application Recipients and further information about funding priorities:

 Angel Resource Connection, $25,000 grant Angel Resource Connection (ARC) adapting their services to sustain tribal nations and Indigenous homeless communities hardest hit by COVID-19 in Snohomish County. Is an example of how nonprofits work to meet the immediate needs of communities under-resourced and under-served. Click here to learn ARC’s mission aligns with national and local efforts to protect vulnerable populations.

Bothell Hindu Temple, $25,000 grant Local, faith-based institutions face unforeseen challenges and barriers while serving the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to learn more.

Change the Narrative, $25,000 grant Change the Narrative utilizes leadership, youth mentorship, and lived experiences to dismantle social and racial justice. To learn more about how the combination of all three skills are vital to address institutional and structural injustices’, click here.

Companis, $100,000 grant Nonprofits like Companis who help connect LGBTQIA & BIPOC volunteers and workers in Snohomish County are instrumental during COVID-19 pandemic times and beyond and are essential in helping to provide employment resources for communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19:  Click here to learn more.

Courage to Change Recovery Services, $75,000 grant Courage to Change modifying their budget and deepening their outreach to address the basic needs of those facing homelessness in a COVID-19 world is not easy. Click here to learn more the importance of prioritizing the needs of the homeless community.

Everett PFLAG (for GLOBE), $75,000 grant The vulnerable communities GLOBE and Everett PFLAG serve face discrimination, have limited access to community resources, and are met with social barriers that prevent youth from thriving. To learn more about the importance of providing specialized supports for LGTBQIA youth during the COVID-19 pandemic, click here.

Everett Public Schools Foundation, $100,000 grant Everett Public Schools Foundation aiming to alleviate the stress of young children and their families by providing strategic supports and engagement to help reduce the financial impacts while living, working, and learning in a COVID-19 world is more than necessary. Click and view the link to learn more.

Everett Recovery Cafe, $100,000 grant Accessing employment and substance abuse recovery resources can be challenging for those struggling with addiction and poverty. Click here to learn more about protecting vulnerable populations, COVID-19, and demand for post-recovery services.

Explorer MS PTO, $25,000 grant Explore Middle School’s PTO adapting their mission to provide resources for families facing homelessness is an example of how PTOs play a critical role and help to ensure youth and their families basic needs are met during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to learn more.

FIRST CLASS ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON STATE, $50,000 grant First Class Association of Washington State working to meet the needs of homeless BIPOC communities is vital because BIPOC populations are disproportionately at-risk of housing insecurity and lack adequate healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to learn more.

Granite Falls Community Coalition, $50,000 grant Granite Falls Community Coalition modified their efforts’ to address dually Snohomish County’s food security and equity issues. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Snohomish County residents have ranked disproportionately higher across Washington when it comes to food insecurity and access. Click here to learn more.

Homes and Hope Community Land Trust, $25,000 grant Homes and Hope Community Land Trust program model to create, promote, and retain affordable housing during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic is vital. Click here to learn about how land trusts offer diverse populations unique and affordable homeownership opportunities.

Jean Kim Foundation, $75,000 grant Responding to the call from Snohomish County residents facing housing insecurity requires an all-hands-on-deck approach. Local leaders from nonprofits like the Jean Kim Foundation are needed to address the complex needs of the local homeless population during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to learn more.

Keep Dreams Alive Foundation, $25,000 grant Without the strategic efforts of the Keep Dreams Alive Foundation, Snohomish County undocumented, new American, and immigrant populations’ would not have access to vital resources while living in a COVID-19 world. Click here to watch and learn about the barriers immigrant, migrant, refugee, and undocumented families’ face.

Leadership Launch, $25,000 grant Leadership Launch working to ensure middle school youth can prepare and accomplish their goal to attend college is essential for diverse students to thrive. Click here to learn more about how middle school to college pipeline programs are at-risk while teaching, learning, and mentoring in a COVID-world.

Lift Every Voice Legacy (LEVL), $75,000 grant Preserving cultural organizations similar to Lift Every Voice Legacy (LEVL) is key to sustaining BIPOC communities and helping them plan for resiliency in a post-COVID world. Click here to watch and learn more about mobilizing diverse cultural and arts organizations in a COVID-19 world.

Monroe Community Senior Center, $50,000 grant In 2020, COVID-19 restrictions introduced unprecedented changes to the way Monroe Community Senior Center works to safely protect Snohomish County senior citizen residents. Click here to learn more about the devastating impacts of COVID-19 upon senior citizens.

Monroe Gospel Women’s Mission, $100,000 grant Unfortunately, national and local trends report there have been an increase in crimes against womxn since March 2020. Monroe Gospel Women’s Mission provides essential housing resources and social services for womxn facing homelessness, substance abuse addition, and domestic violence. Click here to learn about the heightened burdens these womxn face while living in a COVID-19 world.

NORTHWEST TRIBAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL, $100,000 grant Nonprofits like the Northwest Tribal Emergency Management Council worked to adapt quickly their mission to meet the immediate needs of Native and Indigenous communities. Click here to learn more supporting Native and Indigenous communities’ disproportionately at-risk during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Participatory Justice, $100,000 grant Participatory Justice advocates for the rights of marginalized populations facing incarceration and/or criminal charges. Click here to learn more about how COVID-19 impacts incarcerated families and persons.

Project Girl Mentoring Program, $75,000 grant Project Girl Mentoring program answers the clarion call to mentor and support young womxn of color. Working to bring young womxn of color, specifically those in impacted by the juvenile justice system, during the COVID-19 pandemic requires strategic mental health supports. Click here to learn more.

Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts, $100,000 grant Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts uses their platform to promote stories about persons from LGBTQIA and/or BIPOC communities. Additionally, they provide acting opportunities for diverse performers. Local arts-based organizations like the Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts are now dually challenged with keeping pace COVID-19 restrictions and limited performance opportunities. Click here to learn more.

Snohomish County Black Heritage Committee (SCBHC), $25,000 grant Sustaining cultural organizations, events, and traditions is necessary for preserving the history of Snohomish County residents, specifically communities of Color. Due to COVID-19, SCBHC was unable to provide cultural education, safe spaces, and annual events for African American and BIPOC residents living in Snohomish County. Click here to learn more about the importance of planning for resilience and investing in  African American communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 deaths, racial, and social justice in 2020.

Snohomish County Legal Services, $100,000 grant The need for civil legal assistance amongst the poorest populations in Snohomish County is overwhelming. Only 24% of those living in poverty and facing a civil legal issue are able to get help with their problem. Lack of meaningful access to legal services can exacerbate unemployment, homelessness, and family disintegration, placing significant additional burdens on social services and the community… and continuing the cycles of poverty.  Read this local opinion to learn more how this is compounded during the pandemic.

The Dance School, $100,000 grant Due to COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines, the Dance School was unable to offer in-person dance classes for students from all backgrounds, experiences, and genders. Click and watch to learn more about performing arts’ schools closing their doors due to the lack of financial support and inability to provide a safe, physical space for youth to grow and thrive.

The Darrington Food Bank Foundation, $25,000 grant Food banks across the nation similar to the Darrington Food Bank Foundation are working to keep pace with surge of requests for food. Click here to read more about the relationship between COVID-19 and food insecurity.

Together We Are Better, $50,000 grant Together We are Better modified their outreach strategy to increase capacity to meet the needs of Snohomish County residents struggling with food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to learn more about community food distribution and national food insecurity trends.

Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle, $100,000 grant Since 1930, the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle has championed civil rights and created economic opportunities for African Americans. In 2021, the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle will create and launch programs to bolster workforce opportunities exclusively for Snohomish County residents. Click here to watch and learn more about the Urban League’s rich legacy and strategic outreach while in operating in a COVID world.

Ventures, $100,000 grant Ventures shifting their in-person curriculum to engage with local entrepreneurs was both challenging and costly. Additionally, nonprofits with strategic plans to center diversity, equity, and inclusion became increasingly complex while operating in a COVID world. Click here to watch and learn more about the challenges nonprofits like Ventures who work to support entrepreneurs face.

Youth Dynamics-Stilly Valley, $50,000 grant Nonprofits similar to Youth Dynamics (Stilly Valley) are vital for youth in need of civic and social engagement while navigating the “new normal” of 2020. Click here to learn more about prioritizing the needs of vulnerable youth while living in a COVID world.

YouthKan-We/Kan, $50,000 grant YouthKan has culturally competence staff who prioritize the mental health needs of BIPOC, LGBTQIA, and Korean American youth. YouthKan offers virtual opportunities for youth to engage during these uncertain times. Click here to watch and learn more about how teens are struggling to cope and can benefit from the external support of nonprofits like YouthKan.

Round 1 Snohomish County CARES Grant Application Recipients and further information about funding priorities:

Black Healing Fund, $25,000 grant Looking at philanthropy differently must be a priority to foundations. This article explains supporting BIPOC organizations like Black Healing Fund through liberation philanthropy.

Camp Read-a-Rama, $25,000 grant In keeping pace with COVID-related trends and responses to Communities of Color, Read-a-Rama is an example of using the call-to-action for the need for funding to the rising achievement gaps through project-learning virtual curriculums.  Read about it here.

Casino Road Kids Ministries, $50,000 grant This is example of using a racial justice framework in philanthropy to sustain diverse organizations to transform our collective future during COVID. Click the article to learn more.

Clothes for Kids, $100,000 grant Research shows the nonprofits are much more impactful in their reach when the board diversity reflects the communities’ they serve.  Click and view the article to learn more.

Communities of Color Coalition, $100,000 grant The Nonprofit Finance Fund mentions how orgs like C3 are like many Nonprofits of Color around the country having to respond to the high demand of BIPOC communities being stretched to their capacity due to COVID. Click the article to learn more about the potential long-lasting, devasting impacts their loss might have on our local BIPOC community. 

Community Health Worker Coalition for Migrants and Refugees, $50,000 grant Community Health Workers’ needs are consistent with nonprofits around the country having to adjust budgets and operating expenses due to immediate COVID response efforts in early Spring. Read about it here.

Connect Casino Road, $100,000 grant This is example of using a racial justice framework in philanthropy to sustain diverse organizations to transform our collective future during COVID. Click the article to learn more.

Faith Lutheran Church Food Bank and Community Meal, $25,000 grant When thinking about nonprofit capacity-building and making long-lasting change through grantmaking to support community foodbanks, please view and read the article link.

Foundation for Sustainable Community, $100,000 grant When thinking about nonprofit capacity-building and making long-lasting change through grantmaking to support community foodbanks, please view and read the article link.

GAMBIAN TALENTS PROMOTION, $75,000 grant Click and read the article to learn more about xenophobia, COVID, and philanthropy.

Girls on the Run, $100,000 grant Girls on the Run prioritizes the educational and physical health needs of girls from refugee families, first-generation immigrant families, LGBTQ community, and with Autism, ADHD, and other learning and social challenges in Snohomish County. Click and view the YouTube video to learn about the importance of offering specific supports for young girls and womxn trying to adjust to living in a COVID world.

Glacier Peak Institute, $100,000 grant The devasting impacts of COVID upon youth in rural communities is not limited to Snohomish County.  This is a global issue.  Click and view the article to learn more.

GLSEN Washington, $75,000 grant Learn how LGBTQ+ led nonprofits around the country are experiencing barriers to funding. Read about it here.

Immigrant Guide, $50,000 grant Click and read the article to learn more about xenophobia, COVID, and philanthropy.

Korean Community Service Center, $100,000 grant Click and read the article that encourages philanthropists to include Asian American Pacific Islander communities in equitable grantmaking frameworks.

KSER, $100,000 grant Read here how public radio is offering information during the pandemic.

Latino Educational Training Institute, $100,000 grant The Latinx community is one of the hardest communities impacted due to COVID. Click and read the article to learn more about the need to decolonize wealth for communities of Color through COVID relief grantmaking.

Life Changing Community Services dba Hoff Foundation, $100,000 grant Click and read the article to learn more about racism, COVID response, and homelessness.

LINC NW, $50,000 grant Organizations quickly adapted mentorship programs’ scope of work to meet the immediate needs of youth. Click and view the article to learn about youth mentorship programs, remote barriers, and pathways to resiliency.

Madres de Casino Rd, $75,000 grant The Latinx community is one of the hardest communities impacted due to COVID. Click and read the article to learn more about the need to decolonize wealth for communities of Color through COVID relief grantmaking.

Mari’s Place, $100,000 grant Mari’s Place is doing exemplary work by prioritizing the needs of arts and culture to support youth while they work to adapt to the new normal. Research proves the mental, physical and emotional benefits of programs like this.  Click and view the article to learn more.

Millennia Ministries, $75,000 grant Looking at philanthropy differently must be a priority to foundations. This article explains supporting BIPOC organizations like Black Healing Fund through liberation philanthropy.

Modest Family Solutions, $100,000 grant The Nonprofit Finance Fund mentions how organizations like Modest Family Solutions are like many Nonprofits of Color around the country having to respond to the high demand of BIPOC communities being stretched to their capacity due to COVID. Click the article to learn more about the potential long-lasting, devasting impacts their loss might have on our local BIPOC community.

NAACP Snohomish County Branch, $100,000 grant Click and view the article in Non Profit Quarterly that encourages philanthropists to stand-up for Black America during COVID and through grantmaking.

North Snohomish County Outreach, $50,000 grant Click and read the article to learn more about racism, COVID response, and homelessness.

Northwest’s Child, $100,000 grant Click and view the article about making long-lasting change and offering long-term support for nonprofits serving families of children with diverse abilities beyond COVID.

Odyssey Elementary PTA, $25,000 grant Click here to read and learn more about marginalized families and funding inequities within PTA.

Pacific Islander Community Association of WA, $100,000 grant Click here to read and learn more about how communities of Color are using neighborhood farming to empower themselves and others during COVID.

Packs For Kids – Washington, $25,000 grant View the article on food security, COVID, and young children.

Peoria Home, $100,000 grant View and read the article to learn more.

Red-Tailed Hawks Chapter, Black Pilots of America, Inc., $100,000 grant View and read the article to learn more about BIPOC youth STEM career and education pipelines are threatened due to COVID-related funding impacts.

Resounding Love Center for the Arts, $50,000 grant View and read the article to learn more about virtual choirs and well-being.

Saint Joseph’s House, $75,000 grant 

Second Chance Outreach, $75,000 grant Formerly incarcerated people need extra help during COVID. Click and read the article to find out why.

Snohomish County Music Project, $100,000 grant View and read the article explaining the benefits of music therapy during COVID.

Take the Next Step, $100,000 grant View and read the article to learn about the call-to-action for philanthropists to support vulnerable families during COVID.

Teachers of Color Foundation, $100,000 grant View and read the article to learn more about the demand for teachers of color and the short supply.

UTSAV, $100,000 grant Click and read the article to learn more about xenophobia, COVID, and philanthropy.

WA-GRO Foundation, $25,000 grant When thinking about nonprofit capacity-building and making long-lasting change through grantmaking to support community foodbanks, please view and read the article link.

Washington Kids in Transition, $100,000 grant Due to COVID restrictions, nonprofits like Washington Kids in Transition had to pivot services and quickly adapt to provide support for the populations they serve. Click and view the article to learn more about the costs and barriers nonprofits like this are facing during the pandemic.

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In an effort to respond to the needs of the community without unduly burdening nonprofits, the only open 2020 grant process will be the CARES grant.  Instead, Coastal Community Bank Employee Giving Fund and Rick Steves Europe Fund have and/or are giving directly to organizations they have supported in the past, doing extraordinary work during the pandemic and/or serving and led by the BIPOC, immigrant and refugee communities. Click on the links below to see where they gave.

GRANTS
Rick Steves Europe Fund – Capital Grants for Seniors
Rick Steves Europe Fund – Racial Equity
Coastal Community Bank Employee Giving Fund
Rick Steves Europe Fund – Capacity Grants

 

For questions regarding grants or the online grant process, contact angelique@cf-sc.org

Grants on a Two-Year Cycle

The Human Services Endowment Fund in Honor of Bob Drewel was established in 2003 to acknowledge Bob’s legacy of commitment to human service causes in our region. This fund is held by the Community Foundation of Snohomish County for the long-term benefit of human service agencies throughout Snohomish County.  Current cycle runs from 2019 thru 2020.

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