Now, more than ever, we need to support our small businesses and non-profits. Learn about how you can get involved, below.
Funds Accepting Donations
These funds are all accepting donations, and serve small businesses, workers, artists, and non-profits in the Puget Sound region.
Eastside Small Business Recovery Fund
The Eastside Small Business Recovery Fund supports our small businesses with free-of-charge, one-on-one advising services. This year, we’ve helped thousands of our local businesses access financial resources, and much-needed PPE. As we look to the new year and the lasting effects of this pandemic, additional services will be needed to help our companies survive including tax assistance and improving cash flow.
Learn more here.
Keep Music Live
Keep Music Live is a fundraising campaign to save hometown, community-based music venues, with the capacity of less than 1,000 guests. Together, the campaign aspires to raise more than $10 million to provide venues with critical financial support.
You can find more information about the campaign and donate here: https://keepmusiclivewa.com.
The Keep Workers Safe and Healthy Fund
The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce is focused on providing continuity for vulnerable businesses, including those who may not be eligible for the city’s program and their employees. The Chamber is working to set up a website to accept online contributions. Learn more here.
All In Seattle
You can join this effort by donating to support food security, communities, workers, small businesses, housing, and rental assistance. Learn more here.
Seattle Artists Relief Fund Amid COVID-19
This fund helps members of the Seattle-area arts community who have been financially impacted by cancellations due to COVID-19. Learn more here.
Seattle Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund
The Seattle Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund works with communities that are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of the outbreak. Learn more here.
Black Business Equity Fund (BBEF)
Tabor 100 launched the Black Business Equity Fund (BBEF) to fight the “twin pandemics” of systemic racism and COVID-19.
With a goal of raising a minimum of $1.5 million per year for the next three years, the BBEF would allocate $750,000 to seed a new cash grant program to support Black-owned businesses during the pandemic, and the other $750,000 to fund training, technical assistance, programming, and build organizational capacity for Tabor 100 and the Tabor Economic Development Hub.
Artist Trust Relief Fund
Artist Trust is raising funds for the COVID-19 Artist Trust Relief Fund, an emergency grant program that will put cash grants directly into the hands of Washington State artists. For more information and to make a donation visit the Artist Trust website.
Local Government Agencies Accepting Donations
King County Regional Donations Connector
King County Regional Donations Connector connects you to opportunities to donate and volunteer, and can also match you with companies and non-profits that need help.
Small Business Stabilization Fund
The Small Business Stabilization Fund is accepting direct donations. The fund was launched by the City of Seattle Office of Economic Development to assist businesses impacted by COVID-19. Grants support the day-to-day operating expenses of eligible microbusinesses.
All those who are interested and able can donate to the Small Business Stabilization Fund by emailing email@example.com.