Grant Opportunities – 2020

Snohomish County CARES Grant Application Recipients

Through a partnership with Snohomish County and Community Foundation, federal CARES Act resources are being used 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.

In the past CFSC has worked to understand how to advance equity through our Rick Steve’s Europe Fund – Racial Equity grant, Reimagining Your Fundraising: Navigating the Challenges of the Coronavirus workshop, and additional charitable efforts. In aiming to meet the present and long-term needs of the communities of color, we prioritized the BIPOC nonprofit stabilization and capacity-building grant program.

Below are the grant 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.

Applicants fit into the criteria below:

Grant Criteria Each nonprofit organization applying for grants under this program must:

  • Have an annual operating budget of $500,000 or less
  • Be registered as a non-profit organization in the State of Washington.
  • Be designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization and not in suspense or debarment.
  • Have a physical presence in Snohomish County.
  • Be in operation for at least one year.
  • Have experienced a reduction in revenue or increase in service demand attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Priority Consideration was given to:

  • Organizations that are led by representatives of diverse and/or marginalized populations
  • Organizations that are led by BIPOC- Black, Indigenous and People of Color
  • Organizations that primarily serve BIPOC- Black, Indigenous and People of Color
  • Organizations that are led by people with lived experience
  • Organizations with a diverse board of directors

One of our major goals is to ensure that resources are equitably distributed and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) led nonprofits impacted by COVID have the opportunity to apply for funding to stabilize their organization.

Use of Funds:

The funds received must be used to cover operating expenses such as payroll, rent, utilities, and business licensing fees that have not been previously accounted for and are incurred between March 1 and December 30, 2020.

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

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The Community Foundation currently uses an online grant management system.  The first step to apply is to set up your agency profile here.  In the system you will have access to all the open grant processes at the Community Foundation. Some families choose to award grants directly.*  Please check back regularly for new grants that may have been added throughout the year.

GRANTS OPEN DEADLINE
Rick Steves Europe Fund – Capital Grants for Seniors 1/31/2020 PAUSED
Rick Steves Europe Fund – Racial Equity PAUSED PAUSED
Coastal Community Bank Employee Giving Fund – Fall Cycle PAUSED PAUSED
Rick Steves Europe Fund – Capacity Grants PAUSED PAUSED

 

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.  Applications for the next two-year cycle will be available in 2021.

Grant – FAQs

Nysether Grants

The Nysether Family Foundation is no longer accepting grant requests through the Community Foundation of Snohomish County. Future grant requests will be handled directly by the Nysether Family Foundation. For addition information please contact the Nysether Family Foundation at PO Box 1201, Everett, WA  98206.