CARES Grants Awarded– $3.2 million to date

Through a partnership with Snohomish County and Community Foundation a new nonprofit stabilization and capacity-building grant application was made available this Fall.

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. The process is sensitive to geographic diversity as well.

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.

Visit our grant page for more information on this grant and all future grant opportunities:


Food Security Grants


Coronavirus Response Fund

for Snohomish County

Phase 2 – Mid & Long-Term Recovery (June 2020 – TBD). While we are not certain what lies ahead, we know that recovery will include complex collaboration, systems work and innovation. We have partnered with a new state-wide effort, ALL in Washington, to continue COVID-19 fundraising. This campaign includes a donor matching opportunity. Additionally, we expect to spend the next few weeks in conversations with community and business leaders about the role of philanthropy in recovery over the course of 2020 – 2021.

Phase 1 –  Rapid Response & Safety Net Needs (March – May 2020). In March a cross-sector partnership of local philanthropy, government, and business created a rapid response fund for Snohomish County. Funding was used for short-term, safety nets needs for vulnerable populations while government and other funding sources emerged. Donations exceeded $1.4 million from the following foundations and corporate donors. Funding was rapidly deployed by mid May. Now it’s time to look ahead.


Donate Now      Read More about Phase 2        Phase 1 Grants Awarded


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