Relief grants now available for arts and cultural nonprofits Dear Colleague, Yesterday, the Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA) in coordination with the Washington State Department of Commerce opened applications for CARES Relief funding grants for arts and culture nonprofits. Nonprofit arts and cultural organizations, including tribal organizations, and fiscally sponsored groups impacted by COVID-19 are eligible to apply for grants of up to $10,000 for general operating support. No funding match is required. The deadline to apply is October 23. The application takes an estimated 30 minutes to complete. “The creative sector is an important part of Washington’s economy that’s […]
Youth development funding opportunity and paid family leave update Dear Colleague, September 23 marks six months since Gov. Inslee issued a stay-home order to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Washington. In six months, we’ve adjusted to wearing masks and social distancing. We’ve hosted work meetings and birthday parties online. We’ve completed home improvement projects, come together for outdoor picnics, and cheered for healthcare workers from our front porches. We’ve grieved the loss of loved ones, jobs, homes, and canceled plans. We’ve found new ways to support each other and our communities through this crisis — and you’ve led the […]
Update regarding CARES Act funding for nonprofits Dear Colleague, Washington Nonprofits, working alongside our partners, has consistently urged elected leaders at the federal, state, and county levels to include nonprofits in COVID-19 relief and recovery planning and funding. Most recently, we sent a letter to all county commissioners and county executives in Washington encouraging them to include nonprofits in the distribution of $126 million recently allocated from the state. Nonprofits across Washington are suffering financially due to reduced revenues, closures, increased operating costs, and increased demand for services. Our state is investing federal CARES Act funding for COVID-19 relief in […]
Nonprofits are everywhere. The people we serve are everywhere. YOU are everywhere. Right now, the U.S. Congress is considering further supports for small businesses and nonprofits in response to Covid-19. Washington Nonprofits is here to ensure your voice is heard in this process. We ask you to take 5 minutes to contact your senators and representatives today. Nonprofits are woven into the fabric of our country from feeding the hungry, to housing the unsheltered, to serving the vulnerable, to lifting our spirits, to striving for a fair shake, to protecting our environment, to just about every aspect of our lives. Tell […]
Dear Public Officials, Thank you for your work to ensure the safety and health of Washington’s residents during the coronavirus pandemic. We are grateful for your leadership and proud to work side by side with you to serve our communities during this difficult time. I am writing to be sure that you are aware of what we are hearing from nonprofits at this time: Nonprofits, particularly service providers, are being called in to adapt quickly to new operating requirements, educate community members, and support vulnerable community members without any new resources. Many nonprofit service providers, such as food banks and […]
The 2020 Washington state legislative session has begun. We are watching for bills that affect nonprofits and will let you know what actions you can take. Here are a few issues that have already come to our attention. […]
On September 16, 2019, Washington Nonprofits’ Associate Director Nancy Bacon spoke on New Day Northwest about strategies for starting, running, and supporting nonprofits. Over four minutes, the interview covers what to think about in starting a nonprofit, what to consider when donating to a nonprofit, and how to consider nonprofits through the upcoming election season. Click on the image to watch the interview.