The COVID-19 Fund will provide flexible financial support to organizations in South and East King County working with some of the most vulnerableDONATE communities who are disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus and the economic consequences of this pandemic.

 

Issues/areas this fund will address include but are not limited to:

 

  • Economic impact of reduced or lost work due to COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Immediate financial needs caused by closures and cancellations.
  • Confusion, lack of information particularly in communities where English is not the first language.
  • Basic needs: this includes efforts surrounding housing stability, services for people facing homelessness, physical and behavioral healthcare, emergency food programs, domestic violence support and childcare.

 

RRCF is a member of All in Washington, a coordinated, statewide relief effort powered by a coalition of philanthropic leaders, companies, community foundations like RRCF, United Way organizations, community leaders, frontline nonprofits, individuals, and public officials. All in WA is providing a dollar-for-dollar match to those who give to this effort. When you make a gift to RRCF’s COVID-19 Response Fund, please write in the notes section: “Inspired by All in WA”. Your gift will then be doubled by being eligible for this match! Go here to donate now.

 

How will grants be made from the fund?

 

There is no application process. A committee made up of representatives from the Renton Mayor’s Inclusion Task Force and Renton Innovation Zone Partnership (RIZP) will consult with RRCF’s Executive Director 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 COVID-19 Response 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.

 

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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