Grant Opportunities – 2020

Round 2- Snohomish County CARES Grant – $2 million

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If you applied in Round 1, you have two options if you want to reapply.  

*You can submit a new grant by using the portal and submitting a new grant; only the new grant will be reviewed and considered.

*Or, you can request that your Round 1 grant be resubmitted as written.  To do that, please contact Elizabeth Moran.

Through a partnership with Snohomish County and Community Foundation a nonprofit stabilization and capacity-building grant application opens on November 2nd.

The grant program is 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 will be sensitive to geographic diversity as well.

Applicants must fit into the criteria below:

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

  • Not have received funding during Round 1
  • 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 will be 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

Grant Questions

Apply: Here

Round 2 Opens: November 2nd

Round 2 Closes: November 30th

Round 2 Notification: December 23rd

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, etc.

The Community Foundation of Snohomish County will administer the application, technical assistance and reporting of these grants, which are possible using Federal and State grants to Snohomish county. Grants will be tiered at $25,000, $50,000, $75,000 and $100,000. Reporting will consist of personal meetings with Community Foundation of Snohomish County and will not require additional tracking outside of the organizations normal procedures.

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

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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