Welcome to the inaugural RRCF grant catalog! We are featuring 40 non-profits, projects, and programs that provide critical services to our community members throughout South King County. All of these organizations have been vetted and approved by RRCF.
About the catalog: We will be accepting donations for these projects until December 31, 2021. Funds will be distributed to the organizations in January 2022. RRCF is not collecting fees or any percentage of income from this catalog. All funds, save for credit card fees, will go directly to the non-profit or program. You have the option to cover your credit card fees when donating.
- Projects fall under 8 categories; you can search for an organization by using the search bar below.
o Civic and Community Engagement
o Emergency Services
o Health and Food Security
o Housing and Homelessness
o Mental Health
o Refugee and Immigrant Resources
o Women's Safety
- Please click “donate” next to any project to enter credit card information and help these organizations reach their funding goals!
- You are welcome to donate to more than one project. Simply click on the link to donate to a project, enter the amount you would like to give, click “add to cart”, then choose “continue giving”.
- If you are a fundholder with RRCF, you can give directly from your fund! Be sure you are logged into your Fund Advisor portal and click on the Grant Catalog. When you select a project to donate to, it will automatically create a new Grant Request. Enter the amount you want to contribute to this project and follow the steps you normally would to submit this grant request.
- We happily accept checks. They can be sent to RRCF, PO Box 820, Renton, WA 98057. In the memo line, please write – Grant Catalog and the name of the organization which you are funding.
As always, thank you for your support! If you have any questions, please reach out to our office at 425-282-5199 or email our Office Manager, Ryanne, at email@example.com
Led by Doug Baldwin, Jr., former Seattle Seahawk wide receiver, the Family First Community Center Foundation will develop and manage programs specific to improving the health and well-being of the community, through partnerships with HealthPoint, Renton School District, City of Renton, and Renton Regional Community Foundation. These partners will bring a wide variety of vital programs and services to the community:
• Medical, dental and behavioral health care
• After-school programs in STEM, classes in technology, tutoring and mentoring
• Health and fitness, sports and recreation
• Financial literacy, healthy cooking and more
This project will improve the lives of more than 25,000 youth and families annually. Family First Community Center has raised $14.074 million toward a capital campaign goal of $15 million for construction of the new facility adjacent to Cascade Elementary School. We welcome your support!
The Skyway Resource Center launched in September of 2020 in response to the COVID19 pandemic. Since our first event, more than 25 community-based organizations and public entities have provided services and resources, such as food, diapers and rental assistance, to more than 500 community members. On August 31, 2021, US Bank donated their Skyway branch building to King County Housing Authority as the permanent and future home for the Skyway Resource Center! The Renton Innovation Zone Partnership is coordinating this project in partnership with direct service providers, public agencies and the Skyway community. Funding will cover operations, and resources for those in need.
Any funding support will aid continuity of the services we offer which focuses on Youth Programs, Family Support and Neighborhood Safety. Our coverage area includes the communities of Skyway, Renton, Tukwila, and Southeast Seattle. Our programs serve over 700 youth and families per year, serving predominantly BIPOC communities who have been historically marginalized and displaced with little access to resources and opportunities.
World Changers Nonprofit's mission is to change the world's view on the BIPOC by strategizing and streamlining programs and services that will transform mindsets and motivate the BIPOC community to be all they can be with the help on one anorther.
The challenges – and opportunities – of restarting school during a global pandemic required a coordinated effort to meet the moment and encourage schools, districts, and communities to recognize that a "return to normal" may do more harm than good. Business as usual will get us back where we were before the pandemic: a system fraught with inequity. Rather, through the process of reimagination, education can be renewed and revitalized and this is where our middle school student empowerment groups come in.
Marginalized students are often deprived of instruction, supports, and opportunities to be individually and collectively successful academically and in post-secondary life. CIS has always focused on boldly demanding the change we want to see, but now more than ever, we need to elevate student voice so they can demand more from the systems built around them. A way we are doing this is through student-led empowerment groups to empower middle students and give them the tools to make their voice heard to promote meaningful change by empowering them as change agents.
Let's reimagine a world where success will no longer be predictable based on one's race or socioeconomic status.
The Equity in Education Coalition is the only statewide civil rights organization focused on revolutionizing education so that a child's race and zip code aren't the predicating factors in defining their success. We envision a future where the opportunity gap is eliminated in Washington State – a future where every child of color in Washington achieves success from birth through their careers. To achieve this vision, EEC continues to build a movement of power within communities of color to advocate for an education system that promotes equity. The EEC is founded, led, and staffed by people of color. We believe our state cannot and will not end the opportunity gap without hearing the voices of black and brown people on education issues, and we are the platform for these voices.
We are raising funds to create developmental screening kits (known as ASQ kits) that pinpoint developmental progress in children between the ages of one month to 5 ½ years. We are distributing these kits to local childcare providers, preschools, and early learning programs to ensure that their families have help supporting their children. Our team also works with providers as they navigate the system, explain the results to the families, and get referred to a specialist if needed. Each kit costs approximately $40 to put together.
Look, Listen and Learn TV offers joyful and educational media for kids and families that is rooted in brain development research and racial equity. We film local authors, chefs, and artists of color alongside kids from our own community. Your gift pays for upcoming episodes featuring the Renton Library, Tukwila Parks and Rainier Beach Farm. Watch now at YouTube.com/c/looklistenlearn or Saturday mornings on King County TV.
The mission of Para Los Niños is to foster academic success for every Latino student through parent and community involvement. Our flagship program Aprendamos Juntos (Learning Together) is a unique afterschool program developed by and for Latino immigrant families that improves the academic performance of children while simultaneously building the English literacy and leadership skills of their parents. We provide a bilingual/bicultural setting for Latino children and youth to strengthen early learning, literacy, mathematics, and social/emotional skills while simultaneously supporting their parents to learn English, improve their parenting skills, and become stronger advocates for their kids.
Renton Schools Foundation is seeking funds for our newest endeavor called: The Emergency Principal Fund. This program launched November 1st and is already making a HUGE impact. Last week a principal was able to buy a homeless family a pair of shoes for dad's NEW JOB!
This fund can be used at 6 of the highest needs elementary schools. The principals at their discretion, can support students and families, including clothing, shoes, public transportation or even minor repairs to a family's personal vehicle, eyeglasses, prescription medication for students, fees for school extra-curricular programs, temporary housing for families, and more.
Sea Potential is cultivating a full-cycle of BIPOC representation in maritime through a two track organizational model. Our first track focuses on helping youth foster heart-based connections to marine environments through activities that center intersectional healing and career development. And our second track promotes representation over assimilation in the workplace through engaging workshops focused on team building and assisting with leadership and initiative alignment. Funds acquired will help us build capacity, ultimately offering more to the community and maritime industry in terms of youth programming, community events, and workplace trainings.
Student Connection provides free 1-on-1 tutoring to disadvantaged elementary, middle, and high schoolers who can't afford private tutoring and need support with school. Our tutors are trained high school volunteers that form meaningful peer-mentorships with students in need of academic guidance. By donating just $100 you can provide a student with a year of tutoring. A $1000 donation provides tutoring to an entire King County apartment community. Low-income students tend to lack resources and have parents who work longer hours. Our tutors guide them through homework, teach problem solving skills, and encourage self-confidence. On average, students we tutor report gains in motivation, confidence, passed classes, and grade averages. The tutors themselves gain many skills and fulfillment.
Our two core programs are our in-school curriculum and our online "idea elementary" curriculum. The IDEA Project’s goal is that by experiencing these differences, students will be more understanding and accepting of their classmates. We’ve found that educating students about differences and disabilities creates understanding and empathy in all students. Our hands-on curriculum allows students to experience what it's like to live with a disability. Our online curriculum provides our core curriculum through video modules, discussion questions, and breakout activities. This grant would help us get back on our feet from a rough couple of years due to COVID.
Washington DECA's vision is to prepare innovative leaders and entrepreneurs who make a positive social and global impact. We are a 501c3 with intra-curricular programs in 170 schools across the state, that offer business and leadership development. By supporting the Youth Equity Scholarship Fund, you will provide access to DECA programs for diverse students who have financial barriers to participate. This fund will also increase access through support of Spanish speaking students and the development of resources in Spanish such as testing, competitive events, and recruiting materials for both students and judges.
We all know it's been a tough couple of years. Many people have lost their jobs and are suffering. This fund addresses the immediate needs of Renton residents by covering outstanding utility bills (60 or more days late).
Alimentando al Pueblo (Feeding the People) distributes culturally relevant foods to Latinx communities in the Highline Service Area. We seek to strengthen and empower our community by providing nutrition, healing, and connection as we collectively navigate ongoing intersectional inequities.
We operate a culturally relevant food bank – offering Mexican and Central American food boxes – alongside an array of art (live music, visual art, books, etc.) – we have seen that people enjoy coming to our food bank, despite the conditions that brought them to us. We are requesting this grant in order to continue to strengthen the work that we have started.
AmPowering is involved since the beginning of COVID situation in Renton and consistently helping communities in need via several projects under their umbrella. Project Feed The need is providing cooked meals and groceries to disadvantaged communities and very highly focused on BIPOC communities. in Renton. We serve cooked meals to 2500 people every week including cultural and dietary meals. The funds will be used to feed homeless and low income communities and provide other necessary support of masks, PPE, warm clothing, rental assistance as needed.
COFAO is a non profit 501 © 3 organization that serves the Washington State. Our project of food distribution started May of 2020 to the different cities in the Puget Sound. We started in the City of Renton and have gone as far Vancouver, Washington, especially during this time of pandemic. COFAO gives vegetables, with other produce and groceries to the Filipino American communities. Partly of the vegetables that was distributed came from our garden farm.
For the other project of COFAO we act as the coordinator with our Philippine Consulate from San Francisco to help their 'CONSULATE on WHEELS to serve all the Filipino Americans on their consular needs and paper. The San Francisco Consulate sends their staff here to serve for three days to serve our constituents. On the average, we serve around 700 people daily or a total of around 2000 for the duration, as we don't have any consular office here in Seattle or Washington State.
EBC-Eastside Baby Corner helps children have what they need to grow, play, learn and thrive. We do this by providing essential care, safety, and health goods for children, from birth through age 12, who are living in poverty or experiencing homelessness or family disruption. EBC reaches kids and families in South King County through a collaborative network of health and human service organizations including public schools, early learning and housing programs, shelters, immigrant services and food banks. From a newborn blanket to a school backpack, EBC provides for the foundation of a healthy life for all children in our communities.
Global to Local's Food Innovation Network addresses South King County health and economic disparities through food access efforts and a Food Business Incubator supporting women of color, immigrants and refugees entrepreneurs to launch and grow. We provide no-cost meals for food insecure families while compensating BIPOC, and immigrant/refugee-owned businesses to prepare culturally relevant meals. Funds will help provide 140 weekly Halal meals for arriving Afghan families that are staying in transitional housing with limited kitchen accommodations. Double your impact by providing meals for our new neighbors while supporting local businesses.
The Outreach Ministry of New Beginnings provides hot meals, brown bag meals and groceries to anyone in need. We are currently providing over 600 hot meals per month and more than 200 sack lunches as well. We also serve 70 families per week with our drive-thru food pantry where people are able to select nutritious food items from their car. It is completely touchless and COVID safe. We are looking to expand out presence in Renton and Kent. We have recently established relationships with 2 Kent schools to provide groceries and meals to families experiencing food scarcity. The additional funding will go a long way in providing more storage capacity, truck rentals for food pickups from Food Lifeline and Harbor Foods as well as other entities in the community, and meal containers.
We are a Black woman-led collaborative, operating a food pantry by and for residents of Skyway, which does not have a food bank. Many families in Skyway were food insecure before Covid but the need surged in 2020 and shows no signs of slowing down. We serve about 500 families a month, with a focus on fresh produce and proteins -- foods that are essential to health but unaffordable for low-income folks. We handpick culturally-relevant foods to meet the needs of our Black, Asian, and Latinx community members. We need $10,000 to pay for essential refrigeration equipment rental in 2022.
We are looking to expand our Mapu Maia Clinic that provides queer, trans, and gender diverse folks an opportunity to seek, gender affirming care, HIV/STI testing, primary care, vaccinations, and more in the comfort of our own space. The money raised from this will go directly to providing prescription medication for low income patients, supplies, equipment, rent, clinic construction, and clinic transportation for disabled, elderly and low income. This will have a huge impact on our community as it will lift even more barriers towards accessing healthcare.
Like food and housing, diapers are a basic necessity and are critical to a child’s well-being. One in three families struggles to afford enough diapers to keep their children clean and healthy. Yet, #diaperneed is currently not recognized as a public health issue nor is it addressed by a federal program. Babies of Homelessness is dedicated to addressing diaper need by delivering diapers, wipes, and formula to families in need, leading to equitable economic opportunities and improved health for all children. Grant funds will help increase our inventory to keep us with skyrocketing demand.
MSC provides resources to individuals and families throughout South King County to help with basic needs such housing, rent assistance, and energy assistance. Your gift will help support residents living in MSC's family shelter. MSC's shelter provides a safe, furnished, private living space for families exiting homelessness while they work with their MSC housing advocate to find permanent housing and meet any other needs they may have. Your gift may help provide personal and household items such as hygiene items or bedding, and may also help to remove financial barriers to permanent housing by reducing debt or prior rent arrears.
Vine Maple Place breaks the generational cycle of homelessness by working with single parents and their children in South King County who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. VMP's Family Hope Centers in Maple Valley and Kent address a vital need in the community with integrated, trauma-informed services, fulfilling an urgent need to move families off the streets and keep children safe. This fiscal year, VMP will serve 958 families representing 1,916 children. This holistic approach helps families persevere—92% of families leave our program stably housed and 91% are still housed a year later.
Vision House provides supportive services and transitional housing, up to 45 families at a time, located in Renton and Shoreline. Our program is infused with the commitment and passion to see lives changed and the cycle of homelessness broken for the next generation. We also provide (by appointment only) assistance for hundreds of families not needing the transitional housing program. All families receive material goods and solid resources to help them in their jouney to permanent housing. A grant would allow the refreshing of old and worn appliances, cabinetry and furniture in some of our older units, in order to honor new families moving in! Thank you in advance!
Way Back Inn operates 10 homes for homeless families with children. All of our homes are furnished with basic home furnishings as well as appliances including Refrigerator, Range and Washer/Dryer. We generally rely on used donated appliances but from time to time it's necessary for us to purchase new. We have a great working relationship with King And Bunny Appliances in Renton and would like to have this requested granted so we can continue to purchase dependable working appliances at this trustworthy local business.
WestSide Baby is experiencing a significant technology gap that must be addressed in order to serve our community well. We have prioritized the need to align our ordering system technology with program needs and provider partnership structure so that (1) WestSide Baby's distribution practices reflect our intentions to provide resources more equitably across our network; (2) the provider ordering experience is accessible and easy to use; and (3) we are able to quantify capacity, cost, inventory on a per partnership basis to support partner growth strategies and provide context to funding requests.
Crisis Connections is a hub that offers an array of free programs that support people around urgent mental health and substance use needs as well as connect them to critical resources in the state of WA. Our core programs include: the 24-Hour Crisis Line, King County 2-1-1, Teen Link, WA Warm Line, WA Recovery Help Line, support after suicide Services and Community Training.
Guided Pathways empowers and supports families and youth struggling with mental health and/or substance abuse challenges in navigating resources to achieve wellness. We provide education, information, advocacy and support. All programs and services are free of charge to residents of King County. Our certified peer counselors go into the community to work with families one-to-one, helping identify and access resources that make a real difference in their lives.
Each year, KCSARC provides wraparound services to more than 4,500 survivors of sexual violence through one of the most difficult periods of their life – as they begin to heal from trauma caused by sexual violence. Utilizing prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, offered in both English and Spanish, therapists provide empirically-based interventions for children, youth, and adult survivors. More than 375 victims of sexual violence access KCSARC's therapy program annually, with a majority of survivors graduating from therapy after 16 sessions. $5,000 will enable two survivors to receive therapy to overcome the often debilitating impacts of trauma.
Mother Africa's mission is to support African refugee and immigrant women and their families to reach their highest potential. Our programs serve all ages of the family including infants, youth, adults, and elders. These diverse, vibrant and extremely resilient, yet underserved communities come from 20 African countries and 7 Middle East countries. Our communities need a lot of support to address trauma and other mental health issues arising from migration (fleeing violence in the home country), the cultural adjustment in a new country with complex systems, poverty, and racism. Our 10 programs address these challenges and support our communities to successfully navigate systems and integrate into the larger society, amplify their voices, support a healthy environment, and increase their sense of belonging and community.
We are requesting funds to complement our existing work and address mental health. We intend to form healing circles (based on language groups) to support members to normalize talking about mental health and create a space for healing utilizing art therapy and other culturally appropriate methods.
Afghan Health Initiative's learn to drive program is an A-Z driving program aimed at helping new afghan refugees learn how to drive and includes knowledge class, behind the wheel instruction and final exams in their native language. Our program works with a culturally familiar certified driving instructor to facilitate courses, classes, and lessons to help our community members gain transportation mobility and be safe on the road. AHI covers the entire fee for classes and associated DOL fees for licensing. We are also piloting a program to help connect folks with donated starter vehicles. We are requesting $10,000 to help license an additional 18 families. We are also requesting spreading the word connect folks with starter vehicles!
This fund will be dedicated to:
1. Purchasing and distributing of food vouchers and gift cards for cultural and ethnic foods for African immigrant families in the South King County communities.
2. Purchasing and distributing of backpacks and school supplies in summer of 2022 to students who need them in our local South King communities
3. Purchasing and distributing of warm coats and toys to families in need of holiday help in the South King County communities.
This program is designed to provide mental and physical health to immigrant single moms and their children. Being an immigrant single mom with no family support or outside resources is overwhelming and exhausting. For these reasons this grant will focus on creating structures that enhance culturally relevant mental health and well being for immigrant and refugees single moms and their children. This grant will transform and heal the trauma and new possibilities and opportunities will be available, and the unique need of each family will be provided based on their counseling assessment.
DAWN supports, empowers, and shelters domestic violence survivors. A donation in support of our general operating fund would help our lifesaving, hope-giving programs that last year provided 21,799 total services despite the pandemic and provide the holistic support that these families desperately need to live happier, and healthier lives that are free from violence. Despite valiant vaccine efforts, we are still seeing the effects of the pandemic in the lives of the survivors that we serve. We are still experiencing a great need for our services, especially for safe shelter and our legal advocacy services, as survivors still have few choices but to stay with their abusers because they have nowhere else to go or no resources to be able to leave.
A donation would support our agency's programs including: 24/7 crisis and support line (3,830 calls in 2020); emergency confidential shelter for families fleeing lethal domestic violence (provided 7,124 bed nights for women and children in 2020); our community advocacy programs that provided survivors with over 12,000 total service hours in 2020; mental health therapy, and multiple support groups. A donation would go towards the greatest need at the time which could include rent assistance for a family to move into their own home, help with moving expenses, or help with security deposits, for example. Most of our survivors are women and children, from low-income households, and 60% are from communities of color. Your donation will go a long way in providing help and hope for a healthier and safer future that is free from violence. Thank you for your consideration.
Sound's one-of-a-kind and inspiring Willows program provides long-term housing with on-site mental health and recovery services for pregnant and parenting women in recovery and their children. Women completing the two-year program receive a King County voucher for permanent housing, ensuring their continued success and stability.
The Silent Task Force Community Outreach is requesting $10,000 to support the work and resources that we must continue, based on the current and growing need we are seeing in our community, the city and the county! $3,000.00 for supplies for our Hygiene/COVID 19/First Aid Kits. We have provided over 300 Combo kits this year so far, this will allow us to continue serving through the fall and winter months ahead. $5,000 for Motel vouchers for DV survivors. homeless families and young adults that fall through the cracks. With our small budget we were able to support 25 families this year when other safety net services weren't available. $2,000 - Stipends to support our volunteers that are in just as much need, but understand the value in supporting their community through tireless service.