About the COVID-19 Community Response Funds
Local philanthropic, government and business partners have joined together to create two COVID-19 Response Funds that will rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations at the frontlines of the region’s coronavirus outbreak in Eastern Washington and North Idaho. 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.
How will the funds be distributed?
Grants will be administered in partnership with a Regional Pandemic Community Advisory Group consisting of funding partners and community representatives. The Advisory Group will proactively identify potential grant recipients, solicit guidance on potential recipients from community advisors, and recommend final awards. In order to move resources quickly and not further burden organizations on the frontlines of the pandemic, we are not hosting a formal application process at this time. Funds will be released on a rolling basis as fundraising continues through the outbreak and recovery phases of the crisis, making it possible to move resources quickly and adapt to evolving needs in subsequent funding phases. The Funds will be distributed beginning within the next few weeks.
Donors can earmark the county in which they want their donations utilized.