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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 here to donate now.

 

Below is the original information on the fund. Once grant making resumes, we will have the same process.

 

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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