COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND
Since March, this Fund has distributed $200,000 to 43 organizations in South King County. You can go here for a list of grantees and donors to the fund.
A large majority (80%) of the grants went to address food insecurity in some form. Those organizations were also often were providing rental assistance, another great need. Other grants went to support additional basic needs such as PPE and diapers. We also supported mental health and domestic violence efforts, and particular needs of refugees and immigrants.
We are pausing on making additional grants in order to raise more funds. Please consider making a contribution today. Thanks to our participation in All in Washington - a coordinated, statewide relief effort powered by a coalition of philanthropic leaders, companies, and other community foundations – every dollar will be matched. 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 to donate now.
Below is the original information on the fund. Once grant making resumes, we will have the same process.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our Grants page to see the list of grantees to date.
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.