Members of UTOPIA Washington

In March, 2020, RRCF created the Covid-19 Response Fund to meet the onslaught of basic needs stemming from the pandemic.  To date, we have distributed more than $930,000 to nearly 100 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 our residents.  “Together” is important because it will take all of us working together to ensure our region heals and recovers.

The grants have addressed basic needs and communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. Most of the support has addressed food insecurity. Additionally, the Fund has supported organizations that address rental assistance, diapers, personal protective equipment (PPE), and mental health and domestic violence efforts. Because of their ability to reach communities most impacted by the pandemic, we have prioritized organizations that are trusted in BIPOC, refugee and immigrant communities.

We will be making grants again in the second half of 2024, although we are unsure of the exact timing because we have to replenish the fund. Most likely, we will be prioritizing Black and Brown-led and serving organizations in South King County that are addressing basic needs such as rental assistance, mental health, and food security. Grants will be $5K and under.

Please consider making a contribution today.

Read our latest CARE Together Fund Impact Report to learn more about where and how these funds were spent.

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, contact us here. View our Grants 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

  • Anthony Baxter
  • Erin Hood
  • Benita R. Horn
  • LeAnne Moss
  • Hiroshi Nakano
  • Ebony Pattenaude
  • Dr. Linda Smith

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:

Renton Regional Community Foundation was a key support for our immigrant-2-immigrant program and youth empowerment program to respond to our community urgent needs during this pandemic. Not only through the funding we received from them, but also through the support and connection with other organization responders we received during non-profit conversations. Our community is only strong and resilient when working together."

Ariana AnjazAfghan Health Initiative

CARE Together Fund Grants

For this funding, we are prioritizing basic needs and those communities that are most impacted by racial inequities. To date we have supported the following organizations:

Abundance of Hope Center

Access To Our Community (ATOC)

Afghan Health Initiative

African Community Housing and Development

After-School All-Stars Puget Sound

Alimentando al Pueblo (AAP)



Auburn Public Schools Foundation

Babies of Homelessness


Cedar River Clinics

Centro de Amistad Cristiano

Centro Rendu 

Coal Creek YMCA  Hunger Initiatives Backpack Program.

Coaliton of Filipino American Organizations of Washington

Coleman’s Family Services

Communities in Schools – Greater King County

Community for Youth


Congolese Integration Network

Crisis Connections

Domestic Abuse Women’s Network (DAWN)

Eastside Baby Corner

Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP)

El Comite

Emergency Feeding Program

Empowering Youth and Families Outreach

Equity in Education Coalition

Essentials First

Evergreen Treatment Services REACH Program

Falis Community Services

Freedom Church of Seattle

Global to Local

Grassroot Projects

Guided Pathways

Intercultural Children and Family Services

Integration Family Services

Kent Food Bank and Emergency Services

King County Sexual Assault Resource Center

Lend A Hand Community Outreach

Living Well Kent

Luther’s Table

Margie Williams Helping Hands Center

Masaalik Center

Mission Africa

Mother Africa

Multi Service Center

Na’ah Illahee Fund

Neighborhood House

New Beginnings Christian Fellowship

New Walk Christian Church

Organization for Prostitution Survivors

Outreach Ministry of the New Beginnings Christian Fellowship

Para Los Niños

Project Be Free

Puget Sound Training Center

Rainier Valley Birth and Health Center


Refugee Women’s Alliance

Renton Area Youth and Family Services (RAYS)

Renton-King County Alliance for Justice

Restoration House Ministries NW

Renton Innovation Zone Partnership

Sea Potential LLC

Seattle Area Youth for Christ

Shared Bread

Sheron Ann Foundation

The Black Equality Coalition

The Silent Task Force

SKY Urban Institute

Skyway Tutoring and Rites of Passage Center

Skyway Urban Food Systems Pact

Somali Parents Education Board

Somali Youth and Family Club

South King Food Fighters

South King Healthcare Services

Summer Search

The Emergency Feeding Program of Seattle & King County

The Silent Task Force


Tukwila Pantry

Ubumwe Women’s Association

Ukrainian Community Center of Washington

Urban Family

UTOPIA Washington 

Victorious Life Christian Center

Vine Maple Place

Vision House

Wakulima USA

Washington Dream Coalition

Washington State Coalition of African Community Leaders

Way Back Inn

Westside Baby

World Changers

Your Money Matters Mentoring

YWCA Anita Vista

We are so grateful to our donors who have made this support possible:

Peter Aiau and Susan Ormbrek

AFT Renton Local 6367

Cary Anderson


Jerri Armstrong

Julie Alyward

Char and Jim Baker

Ballmer Group

Sara Barbee

Banner Bank

John and Marsha Baumann


Zane and Alison Behnke

Brenda Berg

Bergquist Family Fund

Bernier McCaw Foundation

Nicole Brown

Brenda Brown-Wright

Loilta Burnette

Meredith Bush

Caleb and Derek Andres-Berndt

Candace Tkachuck and Donald Guthrie

Jerome Canlas

CBRE Group

Chi & Brockenbrough Gift Fund

Circle of Giving

Sandy Cirlincione

City of Renton

Paula and Bill Clapp

Charlie Conner

Janet Crumley

Crissa Cugini

Charles Delaurenti

Allisen Detwiler

Aaron Easter

Education and Community Support Fund

Amy Eggler

Greg Ehlinger

Natalia Fior

Linda Foley

Teresa Franklin

Wendi Fracasso

Jim Freeburg and Lisa Dahlby Freeburg

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Melissa and Jon Glenn

Mary Gotti

Jon and Melissa Glenn

Melanie Hall

Mathew Hanbey

John and Petra Hansen

Harper Employee Giving Fund

Harper Engineering Children’s Needs Fund

Doug and Teri Head

Virginia Herrera-Paramo

Chris and Rina Paul Hendry

Terry Higashiyama

Catherine Hillenbrand

Beth Hintz

Susan Holmberg

Hallie Rose Hominda

Benita Horn

Jonna Lee and Robert Hough

In It Together LLC

Jonathan and Mollie Kaufman

Jean Kim

Richard Kim

Lynne King

David Kroeger

Joe and Sue Kurian

Larsen Family Fund

Anna Le

Rachel Lerman

Barbara Anne Longino

Michael Louie

Marlene and Roger Winter Fund

Maxwell Fund for Youth and Families

Bob and Kathy McBeth

Alyson McGregor

Melanie and Richard Hall

Marta Messelu-ola

Microsoft Giving Campaign

Rachel Minnery

Ted Myers

Network for Good

The Next Curve

Valerie O’Halloran

Sean Omealia

Angela and Armondo Pavone

Jim and Joy Poff

Puget Sound Energy

Robert Raphael

Renton Firefighters Local 864

Renton Regional Community Foundation

Karl Ritzau

Kent Sanner

Mark Santos-Johnson

Satterberg Foundation

Judi & Ray Schafer

Robert Schroeder

Satterberg Foundation

Sea Hawkers Central Council

Seattle Foundation

Seattle Pacific Realty, Inc.

Sally Sheck

Colleen Short

Valerie Jean Sils

Dr. Linda M. Smith

Statewide Capacity Building Collaborative

Stolte Family Foundation

Jim Sullivan

Cheryl Swift

Johann Tan

The Duy M. Le Giving Fund

C Rhea Thompson

Candace Tkachuck and Don Guthrie

Patricia Tucker-Dolan

Charles Turner

US Bank Employee Matching Gift Program

US Bank Seattle

Rich Wagner

Larry and Velma Warren

Western States Center

David Wyman

Don York