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A highly requested list for this years Employee Giving Program was non-profits who are actively serving those affected by COVID-19.
This above link to the comprehensive list is the result of a collaborative, cross-departmental effort to uplift EGP nonprofits that are working with communities who have been particularly impacted by COVID-19/are “on the frontlines.” This workgroup is centered on mutual support of each other as Ambassadors and of the community. The group has taken a broad, inclusive approach to identify the focus areas (still broad in scope): BIPOC, immigrant & refugee, LGBTQ+ communities, and industries/workers who have been impacted. Additionally the group cross-referenced EGP listings with a local, community-generated list of nonprofits engaged in COVID emergency response for inclusion.*
We plan to feature organizations weekly that are actively aiding in the COVID-19 Pandemic. Below are five organizations that we love!
Neighborcare Health – 9239
Neighborcare Health provides integrated health care to low-income, uninsured and homeless community members at their 27 medical, dental and school-based community clinics and program sites in Seattle. Neighborcare Health is continuing to provide healthcare services to vulnerable populations and has started offering COVID-19 testing during the pandemic.
LifeWire – 9282
With compassionate services, safe housing, survivor-driven advocacy, mental health therapy, legal advocacy, LifeWire helps survivors and families who have experienced domestic violence. During COVID-19 increased tensions and violence in the home with abusive partners has increased and LifeWire’s legal advocates have ramped up their abilities to keep up with obtaining Domestic Violence Protection Orders and have made all of their services available virtually.
Byrd Barr Place – 9400
Byrd Barr Place nurtures a more equitable Seattle through programs and advocacy. They envision all people having access to the basic human needs that propel their health, well-being and prosperity. During COVID-19 Byrd Barr Place shifted their Food Bank to a grab-and-go model to minimize the handling of food and is helping with energy and rental assistance.
Northwest Harvest – 9013
“We are Washington’s leading hunger relief and food justice agency – supporting a statewide network of 375 food banks, meal programs, and high-need schools.” Northwest Harvest has dramatically increased food distribution during the pandemic as the number of Washingtonians who cannot put food on their table has more than doubled this year.
ArtsFund – 9773
ArtsFund strengthens the community by supporting the arts through leadership, advocacy and grant making. During the pandemic ArtsFund launched an Arts Emergency Relief Fund to support 5,000+ arts and cultural personnel out of work from arts organizations in our community who have lost more than $135 million in projected revenue. The Relief Fund gives immediate relief grants for arts organizations negatively impacted by COVID-19.