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.
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.
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.
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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.