BMCF Responds to COVID-19

Local philanthropy joins together to provide immediate, rapid-response grants to nonprofits able to serve those affected by COVID-19 in the Walla Walla Valley. $120,000 has been committed to the Fund in 48 hours.

As the effect of the pandemic is only beginning to be felt in our communities, this Fund is a means to fill in gaps that local, state and federal programs and policies may leave. An advisory committee of knowledgeable people will advise on grants.

Join us to grow this fund of flexible dollars to cover unforeseen needs for people such as senior citizens, children, families with young children, and for first responders and health care providers.

Read the full COVID-19 Response Fund announcement here. For more information contact us at 509-529-4371 or

CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act Encourages Charitable Giving in 2020

CARES Act Passes, Encourages Charitable Giving - summary by Kari Isaacson, Executive Director

Click here for more detailed CARES Act information.

Protect Yourself - avoid COVID-based scams

Donating through Blue Mountain Community Foundation ensures that your donation will be distributed to verified community nonprofits. If you choose to donate directly, do a little research first. Every charity and nonprofit must register with the IRS to obtain their 501(c)3 status. A quick search at will verify this information.

BMCF also offers a list of several (but not all) of our community partners through our 2019 Charitable Gift Guide.

COVID-19 - Information and Resources

Where Do I Go For Help?, a downloadable listing of local agencies providing assistance and social services. Also available in Spanish Adonde Voy Por Ayuda?

OWWL, online directory of services available in Walla Walla Valley.

City of Walla Walla COVID-19 website

Walla Walla County Health Department

Washington State Health Department

Oregon Health Authority


World Health Organization