Coronavirus Response Fund

About the Response Fund

The Coronavirus Response Fund will provide flexible resources to organizations in our region working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of this outbreak. The fund will be hosted by the Community Foundation of Snohomish County, and is designed to complement the work of public health officials and expand local capacity to address all aspects of the outbreak as efficiently as possible.

A total of $250,000 has been donated by Premera Blue Cross, BECU, the Community Foundation of Snohomish County, and United Way of Snohomish County to launch the fund.

Community Foundation of Snohomish County will administer grants from the fund in consultation with partners: Snohomish County, Snohomish Health District and United Way of Snohomish County. Funds will be released on a rolling basis as fundraising continues throughout the outbreak and recovery phases of the crisis, making it possible to move resources quickly and adapt to evolving needs in subsequent funding phases.

How will grants be made from the fund?

There is no application process. The Community Foundation of Snohomish County will administer grants from the fund in consultation with partners: Snohomish County, Snohomish Health District and United Way of Snohomish County. Decisions on fund distribution are based on data and information from our partners, identifying the greatest community needs as they emerge in this rapidly changing environment. See the Grants awarded as of 3/30/2020.

Corporate & Foundation Contributions

Thank you to Premera Blue Cross and BECU for helping to launch the fund and to all our additional corporate and foundation contributors here.

Additional Contributions

We are grateful to the philanthropic leadership of our community working quickly and collectively to support those most impacted in this dynamic time. All individual donations to this fund will be collected on the Coronavirus Response Fund donation page. We welcome public donations of any size to this page. 100% of all contributions will go directly to programs or services identified by the fund partners. 

If you’d prefer to volunteer time or would like to provide an in-kind donation, we want you to be aware of a new centralized community resource needs site, www.givewelllocal.orgThe site connects those who have resources with those who have needs due to the current COVID-19 epidemic in Snohomish County. Give Well Local is managed by Providence Institute for a Healthier Community.

Questions

For community donors and partners interested in learning more of how to support the fund, please contact Karri Matau, President & CEO, Community Foundation of Snohomish County, karri@cf-sc.org.