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 $695,521 to 83 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.

Please consider making a contribution today.

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

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

  • 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:

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

Alimentando al Pueblo (AAP)

AMPowering

ANEW

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 – Renton Tukwila

Community for Youth

Crisis Connections

Domestic Abuse Women’s Network (DAWN)

Eastside Baby Corner

Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP)

El Comite

Emergency Feeding Program

Equity in Education Coalition

Evergreen Treatment Services REACH Program

Freedom Church of Seattle

Grassroot Projects

Guided Pathways

Intercultural Children and Family Services

Integration Family Services

Kent Food Bank and Emergency Services

King County Sexual Assault Resource Center

Living Well Kent

Luther’s Table

Margie Williams Helping Hands Center

Mission Africa

Mother Africa

Multi Service Center

Neighborhood House

New Beginnings Christian Fellowship

Organization for Prostitution Survivors

Outreach Ministry of the New Beginnings Christian Fellowship

Para Los Niños

REACH

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

Shared Bread

Sheron Ann Foundation

The Silent Task Force

Skyway Urban Food Systems Pact

Somali Parents Education Board

Somali Youth and Family Club

South King Food Fighters

Summer Search

Treehouse

Tukwila Pantry

Ubumwe Women’s Association

Ukrainian Community Center of Washington

Urban Family

UTOPIA Washington 

Victorious Life Christian Center

Vine Maple Place

Vision House

Washington Dream Coalition

Way Back Inn

Westside Baby

World Changers

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

Anonymous

Jerri Armstrong

Julie Alward

Char and Jim Baker

Ballmer Group

Sara Barbee

Banner Bank

BECU

Zane and Alison Behnke

Brenda Berg

Bernier McCaw Foundation

Loilta Burnette

Meredith Bush

Sandy Cirlincione

Paula and Bill Clapp

Janet Crumley

Crissa Cugini

Aaron Easter

Greg Ehlinger

ESK Foundation

Linda Foley

Teresa Franklin

Jim Freeburg and Lisa Dahlby Freeburg

Melissa and Jon Glenn

Mary Gotti

Melanie Hall

Matthew Michael Hanbey

John and Petra Hansen

Harper Egineering Children’s Needs Fund

Beth Hintz

Hallie Rose Hominda

Benita Horn

Jonna Lee and Robert Hough

In It Together LLC

Jon and Mollie Kaufman

Jean Kim

Lynne King

David Kroeger

Larsen Family Fund

Duy M. Le Giving Fund

Michael Louie

Marlene and Roger Winter Fund

Maxwell Fund for Youth and Families

Bob and Kathy McBeth

Marta Messelu-ola

Ted Myers

The Next Curve

Valerie O’Halloran

Armondo and Angela Pavone

Jim and Joy Poff

Reeder Family Fund

Renton Firefighters

Karl Ritzau

Judi & Ray Schafer

Linda M. Smith

Statewide Capacity Building Collaborative

Jim Sullivan

Johann Tan

C Rhea Thompson

Candace Tkachuck and Don Guthrie

Patricia Tucker-Dolan

Larry and Velma Warren

David Wyman

Don York