COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Funds

ABOUT THE COVID-19 COMMUNITY RESPONSE AND RECOVERY FUNDS

Partners from philanthropy, government and business have come together to create two COVID-19 Response and Recovery Funds that will make grants to community-based organizations in Eastern Washington and North Idaho working on the frontlines to serve our region’s most vulnerable populations during this outbreak. The funds are designed to complement the work of public health officials, medical providers, businesses and governments to expand regional capacity addressing the outbreak as effectively as possible.

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HOW WILL THE FUNDS BE DISTRIBUTED?

We are now accepting applications for the second round of COVID-19 Response and Recovery Grants. Applications are due May 26 and grantees will be announced by June 12. Click here to see the guidelines for the process before applying.

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In partnership with over 100 regional advisory committee member volunteers, $779,000 was distributed to 138 organizations throughout Eastern Washington and North Idaho in the first round of grantmaking. Grants are being directed to nonprofit and grassroots organizations, as well as schools and other government agencies, that are on the front lines of the COVID-19 response and recovery work.

Grants are administered in partnership with regional advisory councils consisting of funding partners and community representatives. Funds will continue to be released on a rolling basis as fundraising continues throughout the outbreak and recovery phases of the crisis, making it possible to move resources quickly and adapt to evolving needs in subsequent funding phases.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Many have asked for opportunities to support their community through volunteer opportunities. Click here to access Volunteer Spokane, led by Spokane County United Way, to review opportunities.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

Regional COVID-19 Response: Spokane County

Regional COVID-19 Response: Kootenai County

Coronavirus Nonprofit Risk Management Resources

Idaho: Official Resources for the Novel Coronavirus

Sandpoint magazine has redeployed their website as a landing page to provide information and resources for North Idaho

Idaho Nonprofit Center: Webinars for nonprofit sector

FUND PARTNERS

The COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Funds are anchored by donations from funders including Innovia Foundation, Empire Health Foundation, Spokane County United Way, Avista Foundation, Ballmer Group, Bank of America, BECU, Better Health Together, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Burlington Northern, Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation, Columbia Bank, Community Building Foundation, Delta Dental of Washington, Equinox Foundation, Health Sciences & Services Authority of Spokane County, Itron, Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation, MultiCare Health System, M.J. Murdock Charitable Foundation, Mountain West Bank, Perigee Fund, PotlatchDeltic Corporation, Premera Blue Cross, Providence Health Care, Umpqua Bank, Wells Fargo and Women Helping Women Fund.

Thank you for your work every day to support our region. Together we will get through this challenging time.