Mason County COVID-19 Response Fund Grant Application

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Mason County COVID-19 Response Fund Grant Application



The Mason County COVID-19 Response Fund was created to support nonprofit organizations that serve Mason County residents who are being severely affected by the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.


United Way of Mason County (UWMC) and the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound established the Mason County COVID-19 Response Fund on March 15, 2020 to help the most disproportionately impacted individuals and families by making grants to organizations in our community who are serving those populations.


To date, we have awarded more than $80,000 from the fund. Community Foundation of South Puget Sound and United Way of Mason County will award the remaining funds through this competitive grant process.



Community Foundation of South Puget Sound, United Way of Mason County, Green Diamond, Skookum Rotary Club, Shelton Rotary Club, North Mason Rotary Club, Kristmas Town Kiwanis, North Mason Kiwanis, The Kiwanis Club of Shelton, Martha Reed Foundation, Premera Blue Cross, Medina Foundation, Perigee Fund, Hillcrest Steel & Bayshore Store, Port Blakely, Seattle Foundation, and many individual donors.


Grant Details

The purpose of the Mason County COVID-19 Relief Fund is to support people most affected by COVID-19. Grants will support nonprofit organizations working to meet needs related to the health and economic impacts of this pandemic. Eligible programs include hunger relief, shelter, housing, medical care, mental or behavioral health, distance learning supports, and other emergency and crisis services related to the pandemic.

  • We expect to award approximately $60,000 in grants
  • Organizations that already received funding are eligible to apply again
  • Grant awards will range from $2,500 to $10,000
  • Funds must be spent on programs and services that benefit people in Mason County
  • Organizations must submit a brief application by Friday, January 29, 2021 to Melissa Rosscup. Grant award will be made and paid out by February 26, 2020.


Contact info:

For questions and submissions, contact Melissa Rosscup (Mx./They/Them) at or call 360-705-3340.

Application Questions

Complete all questions below and submit your completed application to Melissa Rosscup (Mx./They/Them) at Applications must be received by Friday, January 29, 2021. For technical assistance or questions about eligibility please contact Melissa via email or by phone at 360-705-3340.


Organization Information

Organization Name  
Organization Mailing Address  
Organization Physical Address  
Organization Tax ID  
Organization Primary Contact Name  
Organization Primary Contact Phone  


Amount Requested:


Organizational Focus Area:

Highlight or put an “X” next to the selection that most closely represents the subject of your organization’s services and programs.

  • Arts and culture
  • Community and civic engagement
  • Economic opportunity
  • Education and youth
  • Environment and animal welfare
  • Health and wellness
  • Housing and human services


Nondiscrimination Policy:

Does your organization have a nondiscrimination policy that aligns with the Community Foundation’s nondiscrimination requirement? (Yes or No)


Community Foundation Nondiscrimination Policy

The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disabilities, age, status as a veteran, national origin, or any other protected classes. Applicants for the Community Grants program must hold similar standards in the provision of services.





Narrative Questions

  • Briefly tell us how your organization has been affected by COVID-19. – Responses can be high level, such as program changes, highlights, or information you would report on in your annual report or year-end summary for your organization.



  • What communities or populations does your organization primarily serve? – We are looking for demographic information – e.g., age range, ethnicity, income level, ability, sexual orientation, etc. Feel free to say, “general population,” if appropriate.



  • How have the people you serve been affected by COVID-19? – Responses should include programs and/or services your organization offers to help alleviate impacts of COVID-19 for the people you serve. Examples include rental assistance for newly unemployed individuals, virtual and/or at-home educational opportunities



  • Briefly tell us how Mason County COVID-19 Response funds would be used.



Budget and Financials

2020 Operating Budget – Include a copy of your last year’s budget v. actual.


2021 Operating Budget Total – Include a copy of your organization’s current budget.


Budget Narrative (Optional) – Use this space to share additional information or explanation of your budget.


Fiscal Sponsor – If you are applying under a fiscal sponsor, include their contact information (phone and email) include a fiscal sponsor agreement signed by the fiscal sponsor organization’s chief executive or board chair.