Tribal Entities Only: All in WA COVID Relief Fund - Emergency Flexible Financial Assistance
Thank you for your interest in the Emergency Financial Assistance Grants available through the All In Washington COVID Relief Fund. The grant guidelines are listed below. This application is only for state and federally recognized tribes. If you are from a non-tribal agency in Washington state and would like to apply, please use this link.
If you would like a copy of the application questions for your reference, click here.
Seattle Foundation provides in-kind administrative support to All In Washington and is hosting the application process using Survey Monkey Apply. There are a few initial steps to start your application in Survey Monkey Apply.
- Click on the green Apply link to the right. Enter the name of the organization that is applying for the grant.
- The next screen prompts you to enter an email address and password to access Survey Monkey Apply.
a. If you already have an email address associated with a Survey Monkey Apply account, you can use the same email and password.
b. If you are new to Survey Monkey Apply, look for the Register button at the top right of the screen. Once you click it, enter your name, an email address and create a password. This will allow you to come back to the application in the future. You will immediately receive an email from Survey Monkey Apply to confirm your email address. Follow the link in the email to confirm your email address.
Once you have registered as a new user in Survey Monkey Apply or logged in using an existing email/password, you are ready to start the application.
The application has six parts:
- Contact Details
- Request Details
- Organization Overview and Community Details
- Additional Organization Information
- Upload from tribal leader letter
Please review the guidelines closely before beginning the application. Applications are due by 5pm on Friday, November 13. Award decisions will be announced in early December. If you have questions about the application procedures or guidelines, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
All In Washington COVID Relief Fund
Emergency Flexible Financial Assistance Grant Guidelines
All In Washington was established to mobilize community, business, and philanthropic leaders across the state to address the profound effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on vulnerable people, workers, and families. The Aggregate Fund, one of several funds under All In WA, will provide grants to community-based organizations that are providing emergency flexible financial assistance to disproportionately impacted people and families in the hardest-hit communities in Washington.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented impacts across the state, including record-breaking unemployment, housing and food insecurity, increased domestic and gender-based violence, rising numbers of people facing clinically significant mental health challenges, COVID infection, deaths and hospitalizations, loss of access to childcare for working families, and a growing digital divide. These impacts are disproportionately experienced by Black, Indigenous, Asian (especially Southeast Asian), Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander, Latinx, and undocumented residents. The impacts are also pronounced among economically vulnerable people living in rural, remote, and tribal communities that may lack the resources (including philanthropic support) found in urban communities, or where people have difficulty accessing services due to language barriers, eligibility requirements, geographic proximity, or historic patterns of discrimination.
The goal of the Emergency Flexible Financial Assistance grant opportunity is to provide disproportionately impacted individuals and families with financial support to meet their basic needs and regain stability in their lives. Funds are intended to be flexible, allowing people to decide how best to prioritize their needs for housing, health care, food, childcare, transportation, and other basic necessities.
The All In WA Fund will provide up to $6,000,000 in grants to community-based organizations (CBOs), intermediaries, and coalitions that have trusted relationships with disproportionately impacted people, have a history of serving these people, are led by and rooted in prioritized communities, and center racial and economic equity in their work. CBOs deeply rooted in the priority populations are often overlooked in traditional funding processes and are in need of significant support due to overwhelming demand.
Grants to community-based organizations will range in size from $25,000 to $100,000. Coalitions, intermediaries and state-wide organizations are eligible for grants up to $150,000. Organizations will have discretion to determine the amount of emergency flexible financial assistance for each individual or family as well as how to disburse the funds to ensure it reaches the prioritized populations. Up to 10% of the grant amount may be used to cover the administrative costs of disbursing emergency flexible financial assistance to the people and communities identified as priorities below. Given the urgency of the needs communities are facing, organizations are encouraged, though not required, to expend grant funds within six months.
We will give priority to community-based organizations, intermediaries, state-wide organizations and coalitions serving the following people who face disproportionate impacts of COVID-19:
- Native American
- Asian, especially Southeast Asian
- Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander
- Hispanic or Latinx
- Undocumented residents
We will also give priority to organizations serving economically vulnerable people in rural and remote communities of central, eastern, and coastal Washington, as well as rural and underserved communities in Western Washington.
- Grant Amounts: $25,000 to $100,000, pending funding availability. Grant amounts of up to $150,000 will be considered for coalitions, state-wide organizations and intermediaries based on the scope and scale of coalition membership.
- Launch: September 28, 2020.
- Deadline: Friday, November 13 by 5pm for state and federally recognized tribes (Friday, October 23, 2020 by 5pm for non-tribal entities).
- All recipients must be a community-based organization or intermediary with 501(c)3 nonprofit status, have a fiscal sponsor that qualifies as a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, are a state-recognized tribe or federally recognized sovereign tribal nation.
- All recipients must be based within the state of Washington and currently serving communities in Washington.
Strong preference will be given to:
- Organizations whose governance and leadership reflects the communities they were intended to serve and represent the communities in which the work takes place.
- Organizations that center racial and economic equity in their work and approach.
- Organizations with strong relationships and trust in the communities they serve.
Grant recipients will be expected to submit a brief report about the use of grant funds which will include:
- Description of how people were served with Emergency Flexible Financial Assistance
- Total number of people served
- Demographic profile of people served (race, ethnicity and immigration status)
- Geographic distribution of people served (by county)
- 1 or 2 short stories to illustrate the impacts of Emergency Flexible Financial Assistance on people served
- A short summary of other needs the organization is facing (so this could inform future funding opportunities)
- Any feedback regarding the application or process
For questions, please contact email@example.com.