Seattle Foundation's COVID-19 Response Fund
Deployed resources to community-based organizations at the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreak in the Puget Sound area.
UW Medicine COVID-19 Response Fund
We've joined a large group of funders contributing to UW Medicine's COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund. Our focus is on supporting the entire community by increasing testing and care for vulnerable populations. People experiencing homelessness are at a higher risk of contracting and becoming seriously ill from COVID-19 and of seeking emergency room medical care. Urgent efforts are underway to increase testing in homeless shelters, downtown clinics, and new community housing sites.
Personal Protective Equipement (PPE) Donation
We sourced and donated 2.3 million pairs of surgical gloves, 75,000 surgical gowns, and 3,000 infrared thermometers, to Washington state officials to distribute to hospitals across the region based on critical need. Amazon transported the PPE into the U.S. via their air cargo network.
COVID-19 Arts Emergency Relief Fund
Administered by ArtsFund, this fund supports arts and cultural organizations to help maintain essential functions in response to the economic impact of COVID-19 on non-profits.
We supported the Pride Foundation‘s community response efforts, helping the Pacific Northwest LGBTQIA+ community disproportionately affected by COVID-19.
The Plate Fund
Provided immediate support to restaurant-industry workers who lost their income due to the COVID-19 outbreak in Seattle.
COVID-19 Serology Testing
Led by the UW Medicine’s Virology Laboratory, this major study will determine the percentage of Washingtonians who have been infected with the virus.
Studying COVID-19 Immune Response
This study supports Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Allen Institute's effort to understand individuals’ immune response to COVID-19 in hopes of accelerating vaccines and new treatments.
Washington Food Fund
We supported a statewide relief program directed toward three organizations which supply food pantries across the state.