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If you are a youth program or school-age childcare provider operating in Washington state, please take a moment to fill out our brief questionnaire. School’s Out Washington is working with state and local partners to gather updates from the field to better understand where youth programming and childcare are taking place during the COVID-19 statewide stay home, stay healthy timeframe.

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Slack Workspace

Join SOWA’s ELO Response Slack workspace to ask questions and share and view resources by providers and partners across the state.

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SOWA COVID-19 Response
Weekly Webinar

School’s Out Washington is hosting a 30-minute webinar every Wednesday to discuss urgent issues and resources related to COVID-19 and the expanded learning field.

Past webinars: May 27, May 20, May 13, May 6, April 29, April 22, April 15, April 8, April 1, March 30, March 25, March 23, March 18, March 13

NEW TIME: Wednesdays 10:00 – 10:30 AM on Zoom
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Resources & Updates

Through May 31, 2020, all trainings statewide will be rescheduled or made virtual. Email notifications will be sent to everyone registered. All external assessments in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties will be rescheduled. For other counties, we will monitor and update as needed. Sites are encouraged to maintain coaching — virtually when possible — and use that support for other areas as well, including self-care, anxiety, etc.

SOWA's COVID-19 Resource Guide

Rapid Response
Funding Opportunities

Phase 2 of the Seattle Foundation’s Covid reponse fund has three funding tracts to support childcare, mental health, and emergency financial assistance.

Priority populations for this round of funding include:
  • People who will be missed by public funding opportunities, including undocumented immigrants and refugees
  • People who are essential workers without health supports, childcare, and other necessary services
  • People of color who are experiencing disparate impacts
There is not an open application for funding for childcare and mental health, but organizations can email to share their work in these areas.

Nonprofits in Thurston, Lewis, and Mason Counties that are assisting the most disproportionately impacted communities are eligible for response funds. The Foundation is working with local United Ways and other community partners to distribute funds.

Nonprofits can fill out this survey to let the Foundation know of your organization’s work.

This fund will provide flexible financial support to trusted nonprofit partners across the region who are responding to increasing needs as a result of the coronavirus. If your nonprofit is facing challenges that align with the fund’s purpose, please send your organization name, contact information, amount of request and description of need to

This fund will provide resources to nonprofit organizations on Whidbey Island working with our friends and neighbors who are impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of this outbreak.

Fill out a brief application to be considered for funding.

This detailed list shows myriad community foundations across the Northwest that are fundraising for and giving grants to nonprofits in response to COVID.