Here are some of the Seattle-area and Puget Sound organizations and efforts that are providing support for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic. You can add to the list by filling out the form at the bottom.

The entities marked with a * are tax-exempt nonprofit organizations or fiscally sponsored nonprofits. Nonprofits are also required to file 990 tax forms every year, which are public record, so you can look them up to see where their money goes.

Other organizations on this list are grassroots funds started by groups or individuals; some of them may be in the process of seeking nonprofit status.

Before donating to any charity, you can research it on a charity rating site such as  BBB Wise Giving AllianceCharity Navigator or GuideStar.

According to the governor’s office, volunteering to provide food or services is allowed under the state’s stay-at-home order, as long as volunteers follow all social distancing guidelines.

Animals

Woodland Park Zoo*

The Woodland Park Zoo is closed but the nearly 1,000 animals need care all the time. (zoo.org/relief)

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Blood Donations

Bloodworks NW*

To support Puget Sound blood banks. (bloodworksnw.org)

 

Children and Youth

Amara*

Providing support for children in foster care, adoptees and their families. (amaraputskidsfirst.org)

Boys & Girls Clubs of King County*

Providing childcare and programming for school age children of first responders and essential employees during the coronavirus crisis. (positiveplace.org)

College Success Foundation*

Student relief fund to support underserved, low-income students, schools and districts. (collegesuccessfoundation.org)

Eastside Baby Corner*

Supporting the basic needs of babies on the Eastside during the coronavirus outbreak and beyond. (babycorner.org)

Friends of the Children — Seattle*

Friends of the Children — Seattle provides 12+ years of consistent mentorship to youth experiencing trauma, transition, poverty and other challenges. Mentors conducted an assessment to understand the needs of each family during the COVID-19 outbreak. (friendsseattle.org)

Treehouse for Kids*

Online fundraiser to replace “Treehouse Champions” annual fundraising event to support children in foster care. (treehouseforkids.org)

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WA-BLOC Feed the Beach*

Serving hot lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays to students and families in Rainier Beach during the school closures. (wa-bloc.org)

Washington Kids in Transition*

Supporting children in the Edmonds School District with food, clothes and hygiene supplies. (washingtonkidsintransition.org)

Westside Baby*

Diapers and basic needs support for babies in Western King County. (westsidebaby.org)

World Vision*

Supporting U.S. children in low-income families and schools with emergency kits of food and cleaning supplies. (worldvision.org)

YouthCare*

YouthCare works to end youth homelessness and is working with youth during the pandemic to limit exposure and providing life-saving services. (youthcare.org)

 

Direct Support

All In Seattle

Coalition of people working to raise and distribute funds to nonprofits who get resources to those most in need. (allinseattle.org)

Chinatown International District (CID) Restaurants and other Small Businesses Relief Fund*

Direct support for Seattle’s Chinatown International District small restaurants and businesses. (scidpda.org/cidbizrelief)

COVID-19 Survival Fund for the People

Direct support to individuals. (gofundme.com/f/covid19-survival-fund-for-the-people)

Good Farmer Relief Fund*

Relief fund for small farmers in crisis from the Seattle Neighborhood Farmers Markets. (seattlefarmersmarkets.org)

Ingersoll Gender Center*

Providing resources, referrals and financial assistance to transgender and gender diverse community members most affected by the COVID-19 crisis. (ingersollgendercenter.org)

Intentionalist Gift Certificate Marketplace

Platform to support small local businesses that do not have online storefronts by offering physical gift certificates. (intentionalist.com)

Medical Teams International*

Medical Teams International provides life-saving medical care for people in crisis, such as survivors of natural disasters and refugees. Medical Teams is pivoting its entire organization to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to support local health systems in responding to it. (medicalteams.org)

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Real Change*

The Vendor Relief Fund supports Real Change newspaper vendors who have been affected by loss of income due to coronavirus. Real Change is a street newspaper that provides economic opportunity for people who are low-income and homeless. (realchangenews.org)

Seattle Artists Relief Fund

GoFundMe organized by Ijeoma Oluo to provide direct support for artists. (gofundme.com/f/for-artists)

Seattle Colleges Foundation (Seattle North, South and Central Colleges)*

The Foundation is raising $500,000 to help students who are losing jobs due to coronavirus, and are now struggling to support themselves and their families while remaining in school. (foundation.seattlecolleges.edu)

Seattle Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund*

Support for community-based organizations that support populations disproportionately affected by the outbreak. (seattlefoundation.org)

Seattle Hospitality Emergency Fund

GoFundMe to support basic needs for workers in the restaurant industry. (gofundme.com/f/seattle-hospitality-emergency-fund)

Seattle Music Teachers Fund

GoFundMe for music teachers. (gofundme.com/f/seattle-music-teachers-fund)

Seattle Restaurant Workers Coronavirus Rent Fund

GoFundMe to support basic needs for workers in the restaurant industry. (gofundme.com/f/seattle-restaurant-workers-coronavirus-rent-fund)

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Seattle Relief Fund for Undocumented People

Rent fund for undocumented people in the Seattle area. (gofundme.com/f/rent-fund-for-undocumented-people-covid19)

Social Justice Fund NW COVID-19 Crisis Fund*

Supporting grassroots organizations’ responses to the pandemic. (socialjusticefund.org/covid-19-crisis-fund)

South King County & Eastside COVID/Coronavirus Mutual Aid Group

Mutual aid support for survivors, sick and disabled, immunocompromised, undocumented, Black, queer, indigenous and/or people of color. (facebook.com/groups/555635161739149)

Pike Place Market Foundation Community Safety Net*

Supporting individuals who live, work or access services in the market community. (pikeplacemarketfoundation.org)

United Way of King County COVID-19 Community Relief Fund*

Donate to help people gain immediate access to food, rental assistance and the support they need. (uwkc.org/donate)

Ventures*

Ventures is a nonprofit supporting those that are not reached by traditional business development services, with a focus on women, people of color, immigrants and individuals with low incomes. Ventures is raising money to support its small business clients who have been affected by the coronavirus crisis. (venturesnonprofit.org)

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YMCA of Greater Seattle*

In response to the coronavirus, the YMCA of Greater Seattle is providing free child care for medical providers and first responders at 14 sites countywide, offering feeding programs across King County, including drive-through meal programs and converting the Y’s camp kitchen into a meal prep site and providing housing and mental health care for young adults. (seattleymca.org)

 

Food

FEEST*

Free groceries and delivery for families at Chief Sealth, Evergreen, Rainier Beach and Tyee high schools. (feestseattle.org)

Hopelink*

Provides food and social services for families in Redmond, Bellevue, Kirkland, Shoreline and Sno-Valley (Carnation). (hopelink.org)

Hunger Intervention Program (HIP)*

Hunger Intervention Program provides free healthy meals for children and youth who lost access to school meals, to-go meals for seniors and people experiencing homelessness; meal delivery to seniors who are staying at home; and weekend food for children as well as bulk food for the whole family. (hungerintervention.org)

Intentionalist Takeout and Delivery List

Local restaurants who are offering takeout and delivery. (intentionalist.com/covid-19-takeout-delivery-directory)

Kirkland Nourishing Network

Grocery cards for families and children in Kirkland. (kirklandnourishingnetwork.org)

Medic One Foundation*

The Medic One Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives by improving pre-hospital emergency care. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Medic One Foundation is providing “Gratitude Meals” seven days a week at testing sites that have been created to test only first responders. (mediconefoundation.org)

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North Helpline*

Food bank, emergency services and financial assistance in North Seattle. (northhelpline.org)

Seattle Area Food Banks

Map of Seattle area food banks. Many food banks are distributing food for pickup through pre-packed boxes or bags. (seattlefoodcommittee.org)

 

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

100 Million Masks

Providence provides video instructions on how to make masks and face shields. (providence.org/lp/100m-masks)

City of Seattle Protective Equipment Donation Site

Form to donate unused personal protective equipment to front-line workers. (seattle.gov)

Crafters Against COVID-19

Facebook group of sewers making masks to fulfill requests from health care organizations and others. (facebook.com/groups/2559223211033116)

Find the Masks

A list of donation sites across the country for masks and other personal protective equipment. (findthemasks.com)

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Gathering Roots Retreat & Wellness Center*

Making masks for community workers as part of COVID-19 Mutual Aid — Seattle. (facebook.com/gatheringrootswellness)

Masks 4 WA

GoFundMe campaign to raise money to distribute manufactured masks to health care workers at UW Medicine, Swedish Medical Center and Seattle Children’s. (masks4wa.org)

Refugees and Immigrants Make Gear Against COVID-19

Producing handmade PPE for use by front-line workers. (gofundme.com/f/refugees-and-immigrants-make-100millionmask)

Valley Medical Center*

Seeking manufactured masks, handmade masks, other PPE. (valleymed.org/gift/?)

Your Supplies Save Lives

Donate unused personal protective equipment (PPE) for use by health care workers and first responders. (suppliessaveliveswa.org)

 

Social Services

ACRS*

Providing a range of in-language support services to the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. (acrs.org)

API Chaya*

Provides direct services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking in South Asian, Asian, Pacific Islander and all immigrant communities. API Chaya accommodates multiple language access needs. (apichaya.org)

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Chief Seattle Club*

Providing food, support, housing assistance to Native American people in the Seattle area. (chiefseattleclub.org)

DESC*

Support for people experiencing homelessness. (desc.org)

East Africa Community Services*

Supporting the needs of the East African community in the Seattle area. Seeking diapers, food vouchers, baby formula, and monetary donations. (eastafricancs.org)

El Centro de la Raza*

Emergency response fund focused on serving the needs of the Seattle-area Latino community. (elcentrodelaraza.org)

International Community Health Services*

Providing drive-though testing and in-language support with a focus on immigrants and refugees. ICHS offers medical, dental, behavioral health, nutrition and other health care services for low income, uninsured and underinsured people in King County. (ichs.com)

Jewish Family Service*

Jewish Family Service helps vulnerable individuals and families in the Puget Sound region through its food bank, mental health counseling, refugee and immigrant resettlement, domestic violence support and more. (jfsseattle.org)

LifeWire*

LifeWire helps survivors of domestic violence who are under additional strain due to the stay-at-home orders with the resources they need to live safer lives, including advocacy, mental health therapy, legal advocacy, shelter and housing. (lifewire.org)

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Neighborcare Health*

Neighborcare Health provides health care to many of the most vulnerable populations in Seattle and King County. The need for social distancing, school closures and limited availability of personal protective equipment (PPEs), has created a critical threat to Neighborcare’s ability to provide core services and ensure patient and staff safety. (neighborcare.org)

Sound Generations*

Seeking donation of sanitizing wipes, to-go boxes, volunteers, etc., for older adults in the Seattle area. (soundgenerations.org)

Space Between*

Space Between works with school communities to teach mindfulness practices for stress reduction, emotional regulation and well-being. Space Between is providing practices three times per week for adults and three times per week for students. (www.spacebetween.community)

St. Vincent de Paul Seattle/King County*

COVID-19 fund supports vulnerable populations needing services, food assistance and support with basic needs. (svdpseattle.org)

The Arc of King County*

Providing information and support for people with disabilities on the COVID-19 outbreak. (arcofkingcounty.org)

Washington Low Income Housing Alliance*

The Washington Low Income Housing Alliance organizes and advocates to ensure the state’s coronavirus response includes funding and policies to help people experiencing homelessness and prevent homelessness. (wliha.org)

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Washington State Long Term Care Ombudsman Program*

We are helping elders and vulnerable adults who live in care facilities stay connected to their families and friends by raising funds for technology. (waombudsman.org)

You Grow Girl!*

Provides behavioral health counseling, family support services, crisis intervention, case management and mentoring for female-identifying youth and their families via telehealth and in person. (yougrowgirl.org)

Volunteer

Northwest Harvest*

Seeking volunteers across Washington to support food distribution. (northwestharvest.org)

Seattle-area COVID-19 Mutual Aid

Form to sign up to volunteer to provide mutual aid in the Seattle area. (facebook.com/covid19mutualaid)

United Way of King County*

Volunteer to support urgent community needs. (uwkc.org)

*Tax-exempt nonprofit organizations or fiscally sponsored nonprofits.