DONATE In March, 2020, RRCF created the Covid-19 Response Fund to meet the onslaught of basic needs stemming from the pandemic.  Do date, we have distributed $306,000 to 56 organizations in South King County. You can go here for a list of grantees and donors to the fund.

 

We know that the effects of Covid-19 will be with our community for many, many months to come, and that the Black, Indigenous, and communities of color will continue to suffer the most. Therefore, we have changed the name of this fund to the CARE Together Fund. CARE stands for Communities Aligned around Racial Equity.  We want to ensure that this recovery is inclusive and lifts up all of its residents.  "Together" is important because it will take all of us working together to ensure our region heals and recovers.

 

A large majority of the grants to date have addressed food insecurity in some form. Those organizations are also often were providing rental assistance, another great need. Other grants have supported additional basic needs such as PPE and diapers. We also supported mental health and domestic violence efforts, and particular needs of refugees and immigrants.

 

Please consider making a contribution today.

 

Below is the original information on the fund.

 

How are grants made from the fund?

 

There is no application process. A committee made up of representatives from community organizations work with RRCF's Executive Director (see list below) to identify the greatest community needs as they emerge in this rapidly changing environment. If this fund continues to grow, we will re-evaluate the need for an application process. If you have questions or would like to put your group’s name in front of the committee, email LeAnne Moss at lmoss@rentonfoundation.org. Visit our Grants page to see the list of grantees to date.

 

As a donor, should I give to this fund instead of to other non-profits?

 

The CARE Together Fund was not created to be the only vehicle for getting needed resources into the community, but to help facilitate getting more targeted resources into the community. This is a critical time for so many, including the nonprofit organizations who’ve benefited from your giving in the past, as well as those who’ve had to cancel their annual fundraising events or depend heavily on public gatherings. Please continue to give to organizations you regularly support, and those that need your help at this crucial time. Now is the time to double down for our community.

 

We are grateful to the members of the CARE Together Fund Committee

  • Melissa Glenn, Health and Social Services Coordinator, King County Library System
  • Erin Hood, Data Coordinator, Childhaven
  • Benita R. Horn, Inclusion & Equity Consultant, City of Renton
  • LeAnne Moss, Executive Director, Renton Regional Community Foundation
  • Hiroshi Nakano, Valley Medical Center
  • Ebony Pattenaude, Renton School District Director of RIZ Partnerships and Early Learning
  • Paul Patu, Executive Director | Co-Founder, Urban Family
  • Roberto Perez, Program Manager, Centro Rendu
  • Dr. Linda Smith, Sky Urban Empowerment and Transformation Center

 

Please give HERE. You may also mail a check made out to Renton Regional Community Foundation and mail to P.O. Box 820, Renton, WA 98057.

 

100% of donations will go to community groups and leaders on the ground. Please consider adding on 3% to your gift to cover credit card fees. RRCF is covering the cost of administering the fund.

 

Other Resources:

 

Latest CDC information

 

Resources for non-profits

 

Local resource guide

 

 

P.O. Box 820

Renton, WA 98057

 

(425) 282-5199

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