WW Valley COVID-19 Response Fund Updates
Updated June 11, 2020
Our Walla Walla Valley COVID-19 Response Fund was establish on March 16, 2020 with an investment from the BMCF Board of Trustees of $100,000. It has quickly grown to $350,000, an advisory committee of 23 local nonprofit leaders was assembled and, as of today, the $282,608 has gone out the door to local charities as they navigate these uncharted times.
- $99,000 to support the quadrupled needs of the community food bank.
- $14,460 which triggered the final stages of a matching grant to purchase a mobile ultrasound, at over $56,000, to be used at the recently opened COVID Clinic.
- $25,000 for increased capacity to provide food security, rent and utility assistance for Columbia County residents who are struggling to make ends meet.
- $15,000 to transition their mental health services to remote and virtual appointments to provide consistent care to their clients.
- $8,000 to support the consistent care they provide to their clients in the form of mental health resources and basic needs.
- $3,000 to supply food and supplies directly to local clients in need.
- $10,000 to transition to virtual appointments with advanced capabilities for screening, treatment and referrals.
- $5,000 to support the increased sanitation needs at their shelters.
Providence St. Mary Population Health Department
- $5,000 to support Community Health Workers as they address emergency needs of clients and patients.
- $33,200 to support the Senior Nutrition Program and Meals on Wheels to Walla Walla and Columbia Counties.
- $39,000 to provide emergency funding for basic needs for families residing at Valle Lindo.
- $15,000 to continue services for those with addiction seeking recovery support.
- $2,000 to fund First Aid Art Kits for patients of St. Mary Population Health Department.
- $1,000 to provide funding needed to gather, sanitize and deliver basic needs items to clients.
$17,000 to support continuing education and training for youth by funding relocation and equipment costs.
If any information listed needs to be updated or added for an organization, please contact us here.
BMCF also offers a list of several (but not all) of our community partners through our 2019 Charitable Gift Guide.