Inspired by the creativity and compassion of our neighbors during this difficult time, we felt an urgent need to create a space of gathering still accessible to all. We view In The Neighborhood to be a collaborative network, fortifying the bonds within our city and furthering these conversations. Join us—share with a person in need, submit a resource, or volunteer your skills to a small business.
Please avoid grocery shopping April 1-3 to save food for in-need families using WIC/SNAP.
WIC and SNAP (Basic Food in WA State) benefits are distributed on the first of every month and there will be a surge of folks in need at the grocery stores who have had their benefits stretched thin during this crisis. If you must shop now, please do not buy items marked with “WIC” on the price tag.
A growing collection of resources for WA state and King County artists, cultural organizations, non profits, and small businesses from the local non-profit, 4 Culture.
Your art has power! In response to COVID-19, Amplifier is launching an emergency open call for artwork around the themes of public health and safety, mental health and well being, and social change. 30 artists will be selected to receive $1,000.
A direct link to the Employment Security Department of Washington State. Visit the site to apply for unemployment benefits or to learn more about eligibility and what WA state is doing to support those who have suffered financial hardship due to COVID-19.
Is your business now offering take-out or curbside pick-up? Apply for a parking spot with the DOT for pick-up only zones by calling (206) 684-ROAD or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Artist Trust Relief Fund provides rapid response cash grants to individual artists of all disciplines who are seeking immediate, critical help due to the impact that COVID-19 has had on their livelihood.
WA state-based response and recovery resources for any type of artist, gathered by the local non profit, Artist Trust.
The first of a two part City of Seattle Arts Recovery Package, this fund is dedicated to support individual artists and creative workers that have been financially impacted by COVID-19. Priority may be given to artists from communities that have been historically and systemically economically disadvantaged in the Seattle Area: BIPOC artists, transgender & nonbinary artists, and disabled artists – but they are aiming to help as many artists in need as possible.
The Beacon Business Alliance, whose mission is to offer business advocacy in the Beacon Hill neighborhood, is offering support to local businesses in need. Send a note to email@example.com.
An Instagram dedicated to bored teenagers, started by a local Seattle teen. Tag #covid19_photos_for_teens to contribute.
The Boys and Girls Club of King County is providing childcare and extended hours at nine locations around the Seattle metro area. Contact a location near you for hours and availability.
Bright Horizons has opened special childcare hubs, with the support of Thrive Global, Harvard School of Public Health and CAA, to meet the needs of first responders, including one location in Pioneer Square (101 6th ave South). Visit their website or contact the center directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about availability.
One-hour live broadcasts for First Thursdays that showcase art, gallery tours, interviews and more brought to you by the team behind Built by Civilization and galleries throughout the Seattle area. Watch the archived events and stay tuned for future art walks.
A growing crowdsourced list of POC-owned restaurants in the Chinatown-ID and South End that deliver or partner with food delivery apps.
Donate to support CID restaurants and small businesses, a fund organized by the Chinatown International District Business Improvement Area, Friends of Little Saigon, and the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority.
King County’s 2-1-1 (also 206-461-3200, 1-800-621-4636 or 206-461-3610 for TTY/hearing impaired calls) is a free confidential community service a one-stop resource for any local service you need, including utility assistance, food, housing, health, child care, elder care, crisis intervention, and more.
Call your representative in Congress at 202-224-3121 to demand a moratorium on rent payments, ask how they are supporting gig/contract workers who are out of work, and ask how the federal government is supporting small businesses and the hospitality industry.
An online search engine devoted to matching those in need of child care in WA state during COVID-19 with experienced child care providers.
In response to extended school closures due to COVID-19, the Dept of Early Education and Learning (DEEL) has launched an Emergency Child Care program to support essential workers in the Seattle area. Register for support today.
The city of Seattle offers a Utility Discount Program (UDP) to income-qualifying residential households. Additionally, residential and commercial customers who have been financially impacted by COVID can sign up for a deferred utility payment plan. Call 206-684-3000 or reach out directly via their online form.
A Beacon Hill (2524 Beacon Ave S) restaurant providing food to those in need, in partnership with Expat Supper Club (Wed), That Brown Girl Cooks (Wed & Sat, 2822 Martin Luther King Jr Way S) and Guerilla Pizza Kitchen (Fri) from 12-6pm daily. Contact them directly if you or someone you know is experiencing food insecurity and check their website for this week’s schedule.
A Change.org petition from the team behind the Intentionalist, urging food delivery companies like Caviar, DoorDash, GrubHub, Postmates, and Seamless to reduce the commissions they charge small, local, and independent restaurants and cafes to deliver via their platforms.
A new app from a partnership between the University of WA and Microsoft that alerts you of relevant public health announcements, potential exposure to COVID-19, and assists public health officials and contact tracing teams without compromising personal privacy.
A broad list of COVID-related resources from Creative Capitol for artists working in all disciplines across the US, as well as art philanthropists, and arts professionals.
Seattle-based Dance Church, an all abilities movement class that offers a fun and inclusive approach to dancing, is live streaming classes twice a week.
The Seattle Public Library announced on March 31st that it’s offering Seattle residents digital library cards, giving readers free immediate access to e-books and e-audiobooks while all its locations remain closed due to COVID-19.
Stay connected with the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience during stay-at-home orders by touring the museum and viewing collections online on their new platform, the Digital Wing Luke.
At the end of March, the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), announced the cancelation of it’s 46th annual festival and layoffs for all of its staff. Donate or purchase a gift certificate today to support the future of the non profit and beloved Seattle film institution.
This Seattle-based organization is working to provide food, supplies, homework help, child care, and translation services to families in need. Learn more about their service or donate to support their efforts on their website.
FamilyWorks (1501 N 45th St) is currently providing ready-made, no cook bags for outdoor pickup from the south doors of the building (parking lot side); diapers, hygiene supplies and socks can also be provided upon request.
Donate to support meals and housing for current students and graduates that have been laid-off from their jobs in the food service industry.
Free lunch every Tuesday and Thursday 1-3pm at the Rainier Beach Community Center Plaza (8825 Rainier Ave S), featuring various restaurant partners and free bouquets from the Seattle Wholesale Growers Market.
Find your nearest foodbank, including address, hours of distribution, and how to donate.
Donate to help support healthy meals for children, low-income seniors, and those in need in the Seattle area.
Adobe is currently offering a free 2 month subscription to Creative Cloud. A tip, chat with customer support and they may be able to give you 3 months free.
Fender is offering a 3-months subscription to their online guitar learning platform for free.
Glass Distillery in SODO (1712 1st ave S) is using their high proof alcohol byproduct to make free 1 oz hand sanitizer bottles for anyone in need.
Jump is offering free 30-minute bike rides to all essential workers. Hospitals, grocery stores, and all other essential businesses can reach out to Jump directly at seattlesupport@Jump.com to receive codes to share with employees.
Free grab-and-go meals for those who’ve been economically affected by COVID-19, including kid-focused sack lunches from 11am-2pm. Stop by their Greenlake storefront (6412 Latona Avenue NE) Mon-Fri from 11am-8pm or order delivery on Mon/Wed from 5-9pm.
United Way has created a consolidated list of free grab-and-go meal locations for kids and teens across WA-state during COVID-related school closures. Hours and offerings vary by location, use the drop-down menu to view locations near you.
Comcast Xfinity wifi hotspots are free across the country and available to anyone who needs them.
Donate to directly support restaurants who are working to produce meals for local hospitals and other frontline workers during COVID.
The Gather Seattle crew is hosting virtual gatherings every Monday and Wednesday at 10am PST with members of the local food and design community. The event is free and open to everyone, sign up via their website.
Looking to support local businesses during their time of need? Intentionalist has created an online marketplace that allows you to find and purchase gift certificates from a wide variety of brick & mortar small businesses throughout the greater Seattle area, including those that don’t have an online storefront.
A crowdsourced glossary of virtual tip jars, Venmo accounts, and funds from local coffee shops and cafes seeking assistance with supporting their barista, roasters and supply chain workers during COVID-19. Donate to a favorite cafe near you.
Donate to the Seattle Neighborhood Farmers Market’s Good Farmer Fund to support local farmers, producers, and market vendors as they experience decreased sales and limited access to marketplaces during COVID-19.
Curated boxes of local Seattle products delivered directly to your door. Select a box or shop “outside of the box.” Free next day delivery for orders $40 and over. Available products include a loaf of Seawolf bread, Herkimer Coffee, Beast & Cleaver sausage, and many more awesome local goods!
The King County has compiled a list of stores in the greater Seattle area that have announced operating hours dedicated to elderly & at risk shoppers.
Health officials in King County have launched a new program to better track the spread of COVID-19, and are asking residents (healthy and sick) to volunteer nasal swabs in support. The findings will allow Seattle & King County to keep people informed and make the best possible, data-driven decisions to protect our communities. Volunteer by filling out their online questionnaire.
A Facebook group dedicated to providing a forum for parents, nannies, and caregivers during the COVID-19 outbreak, including assistance and resources for activities, childcare, and groceries.
Artists from around the world have been hosting live-streamed concerts at their home the past couple weeks. These have been a great pick-me-up for anyone looking for a free at-home concert from their favorite artist!
Drive-thru COVID-19 testing is now taking place in front of the ICHS International District Clinic (Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm). Drive-thru testing is available by appointment only to all community members. You are not required to be an existing ICHS patient, but you are required to call ahead.
While their business is shut down due to school closures, Kids Co. is offering their childcare services for free to healthcare workers. Kids Co. is not charging tuition, so they are also taking donations to help pay their staff.
King County has opened a call center to answer COVID-related questions. If you have been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID or are a provider with questions, call 206-477-3977. For general questions about the stay-in orders and WA’s response, call 800-525-0127. If you are experiencing COVID symptoms, call your provider and if it’s a medical emergency, call 911.
Register for unemployment benefits, learn more about workers’ compensation benefits, and to apply to receive relief from King County’s $28.2M dedicated-COVID relief fund.
Are you having problems getting or keeping your cash, food, medical and/or child care benefits? This resource list from Solid Ground, along with their attorney network, can help provide legal assistance and information for single adults or families whose WA state benefits have been reduced, terminated or denied.
A list of COVID-19 resources focused on the needs of women, girls & the LGBTQ community from Legal Voice, a Seattle-based organization that advocates for these groups through education and legislative action.
A peer to peer wealth distribution tool that allows for those with job security to directly help those whose work status has been impacted by COVID-19 (including freelancers, service industry, gig economy workers, etc) via platforms like Paypal and Venmo.
During closures, the Museum of Flight is sharing virtual aircraft and spacecraft tours for all ages.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the particular vulnerability of queer, transgender, non-binary and/or intersex Black, Indigenous folks and other LGBTQI+ people of color (QTIBIPOC folks). This mutual fund was set up to support these groups.
A group of Seattleites with a background in organizing and mutual aid work have created a volunteer network for those who can help with supply and food drop offs. Request support, apply to volunteer or donate to aid the purchasing of groceries and supplies.
While avoiding public spaces and working remotely can help reduce the spread of COVID-19, we recognize that staying home may not be the safest option for victims and survivors of abuse or domestic violence. The National Domestic Violence Hotline is available 24/7, call 1-800-799-7233, or if you’re unable to speak safely, log onto thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 22522.
The Northwest Film Forum is curating online screenings, hosting informal Zoom conversations, and fiscally supporting local films and community projects throughout the stay at home orders in WA state. Visit their website to explore upcoming events and screenings.
Northwest Share’s free vegetarian food truck is providing free meals to those in need at two locations – the parking lot at the University Heights Community Center (5031 The Ave) and Tiny Cabin’s Safe Harbor Homeless Service Center (1601 15th Ave W) – on Wednesdays (6-8pm), Fridays (6-8pm), Saturdays (5:30-8pm) & Sundays (12-2pm).
The Beacon-Hill located urban farm is selling at-home veggie growing boxes. Add your name to their waitlist or donate to support their efforts to build community and support healing through farming.
One America has compiled a list dedicated to immigrants seeking resources at the city, state, and federal levels for people with or without documents. The list includes some resources in Spanish.
OneAmerica has compiled a list of resources in Washington State (some in multiple languages) to ensure everyone in our communities are able to receive the care and necessities they need. The categories are the following: General COVID-19 Information, Federal Resources, County Resources, City Resources, Education Resources, Unemployment Resources, Resources for Undocumented folks.
The Pacific Science Center is encouraging curiosity at home with live science shows, hands-on STEM activities, tutorials, interviews and more.
As spring and summer nearing, support local flower growers by purchasing a bouquet from one of the many Pike Place Market floral vendors. Visit this blog post to learn how and where to order.
The Pledge 1200 campaign, launched by a group of UW and Washington State graduates, encourages those who can, to dedicate their $1200 stimulus check to supporting small businesses. Visit their site to learn more and pledge today.
A volunteer-led platform from the Seattle Solidarity Network that offers support, guidance, and organizing advice to those who have been financially impacted by COVID-19 but are still being asked by their landlords to pay full rent.
A list of rental assistance programs in King County from the Rental Housing Association of Washington (RHAWA) and the Washington Multifamily Housing Association.
An initiative put together by Akin Olugbade to mobilize community voices to advocate for assistance with rent payment during the service industry closures.
In partnership with the Lee Initiative, Salare (2404 NE 65th St) has turned into a relief center for any restaurant worker who has been laid off or seen a significant reduction in hours. With the help of Makers Mark, they will be offering food and supplies, including to-go dinners.
An initiative from the Alliance of Education funded by a 2M investment from Amazon in 2018, dedicated to providing funds to Seattle Public School students impacted by poverty. To access the fund or nominate a community member in need, contact your school’s principal.
“The Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance funds will be made available within days of a successful application, and this loan advance will not have to be repaid.” Up to $10,000 available for small businesses affected by COVID-19. The cash advance could be forgiven if spent on “maintaining payroll and other operating expenses.”
On April 6th, Governor Inslee announced that COVID-19 school building closure is extended through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. The Seattle Public Schools has compiled resources, in various languages, to support at-home and online learning for preschool, elementary, middle, high school, and special education students and their caregivers.
Seattle Public Schools has 26 locations providing free sack lunches and perishable goods to students and their families from 11am-1pm (Mon-Fri). Visit their website for a school pick-up site near you.
Seattle Public Schools has opened a family tech support hotline to help resolve any issues with computer devices used for online learning. Call 206-413-2700 anytime from 7:30am-7:30pm on weekdays.
Farm-to-table bakery supporting local producers and farmers through subscription boxes and an online store. Sign-up for a weekly farm box from Foothills Farm, Sno Valley Mushrooms, Kirsop Farm, and many more, or purchase goods like Convoy Coffee.
Instructions for what to do if you believe you were exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms. Updated hourly, including recent news and ways to practice safe social distancing.
A relief fund for individuals in the Seattle arts community. Donate or apply for support, priority will be given to BIPOC artists, transgender & nonbinary artists, and disabled artists.
A Facebook group dedicated to creating a support network for small business owners and leaders in the Seattle area.
Support local farms during market closures by signing up for a CSA or ordering fresh veggies, eggs, meat, and bread for delivery.
Information and links for City of Seattle programs and services for residents significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Community, county, and state resources are also listed, and some programs and services are available to everyone regardless of where you live.
An emergency go-fund-me initiative to support hospitality workers who have been laid off or seen reduced hours. Apply to receive support or donate.
Seattle Made is hosting a virtual weekly happy hour on Thursdays from 5-6pm to connect small business owners, producers and makers in the Seattle area and share COVID-19 resources programs to help navigate these difficult times.
A resource guide from the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture for Seattle artists and arts organizations amid COVID-19. The list includes helpful links and information about fundraising, upcoming COVID-related webinars, emergency grants, cultural experiences and business/worker support.
A coalition of 200+ local and independently-owned and operated restaurants, bars, and cafes in Seattle advocating for resources and relief at the city, state, and federal level. SRU’s mission includes unifying Seattle’s diverse and vibrant restaurant industry, and providing Workers and Owner/Operators with resources so that they may overcome the challenges posed by COVID’s devastation on our economy. Save our local bars and restaurants; save our city. Sign the petition today.
Follow Seattle Storm on Instagram for a new, fun, and accessible physical activity from players. Updated daily.
The musicians of the Seattle Symphony are sharing free broadcasts of performances that provide strength, comfort, and joy via Youtube and Facebook.
Seattle’s Office of Human Services has compiled an interactive map of emergency food resources throughout the Seattle area, including food banks, free meals, and grab-and-go meals for students.
The Wallingford-located non profit Solid Ground (1501 N 45th St) has compiled a diverse list of Seattle, King County, and WA state COVID resources. They are also available for questions and support via phone Mon-Fri from 8:30am-5pm at 206-694-6700.
Enjoy art from your home with SAM’s Stay at Home blog, featuring virtual tours, interviews, and an object of the day.
Free coloring book pages for children and adults created by local Seattle artists. Download one & get creative, today!
The USDA’s SNAP program, known as Basic Food in WA state, provides low income households with monthly benefits to buy food. Effective March 26th, you can apply both online or by the phone at 1-877-501-2233.
A platform that hosts neighborhood-specific online shopping. Find your neighborhood or click “Learn More” to see how you can set up a shop for your neighborhood.
A digital directory and storytelling platform from the teams behind Fold Magazine, Fruit Super, and Built by Civilization, aimed at supporting Seattle small businesses.
1.866.833.6546 is a hotline dedicated to WA state teenagers. The service is available for 24 hour assistance and support with stress, drug and alcohol concerns, bullying, relationships, depression, and any other issues you’re facing. Teenlink can also be reached via text Tues to Sat, 2-10pm. All communications are confidential.
A fund dedicated to providing immediate, urgent financial relief, in the form of $500 grants, to restaurant workers who live and work in King County that have suffered financial hardship due to COVID-19. To apply, learn more or donate, visit their website.
The Residency, a youth development program for aspiring teen hip-hop artists in the greater Seattle area, is hosting various workshops and “Where the Heart Lives,” a weekly virtual gathering space. Follow their Instagram to keep up to date with their upcoming programs and learn how to tune in.
The Residency, a youth development program for aspiring teen hip-hop artists in the greater Seattle area, is hosting various workshops and “Where the Heart Lives,” a weekly virtual gathering space. Follow their Instagram to keep up to date with their upcoming programs and learn how to tune in.
A web-friendly mobile app developed by a UW/Seattle team that supports people who want to find reliable COVID-19 information and resources, track symptoms and temperature, and record COVID-19 testing and results. Access resources with no sign-up or create an account to start self-tracking.
A creative collective serving nonprofits and local businesses throughout the PNW. Visit their instagram @tidewaycreative to follow ‘Six Foot Portrait Series,’ a project aimed at highlighting people and businesses in the Seattle area who are leading COVID-19 relief efforts.
Committed to keeping their programming accessible to all, Town Hall Seattle is livestreaming all of their upcoming lectures and events in civics, science, and arts and culture.
Udacity, an online education platform dedicated to technology skills, is offering access to their ‘nanodegrees’ for free to anyone for one month. Their mission is “to train the world’s workforce in the jobs of the future and to make learning in-demand skills accessible and convenient for everyone.” Course topics include: data science, artificial intelligence, programming, business, and more.
United Way of King Country, the City of Seattle, and King Country announced an investment of $5M towards King Country residents struggling to pay rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The money is intended to assist with April rent that has not yet been paid. To apply or see if you qualify, visit their site.
Vimeo, a widely used video sharing platform, has created numerous social media and video templates to help small businesses stay connected with their customers virtually during the pandemic.
A coronavirus-dedicated response platform for all of WA state with various relief resources, health information, and the latest news. Various languages are available, including but not limited to Chinese, Japanese, Punjabi, Russian and Spanish.
Looking for a way to support your favorite baristas and coffee suppliers? Donate to this emergency relief fund created by Coffee at Large and the Chain collaborative to support the living expenses of baristas, roasters and supply chain workers in the coffee industry WA state who have lost their jobs or seen decreased hours due to COVID.
A collective of Washington state music venues, including Seattle’s Barboza, the Crocodile, Barboza, Chop Suey, the Tractor Tavern, and many more, asking people to contact their representative and demand rent forgiveness and financial relief for the state’s nightlife community.
A list of financial resources for Washington consumers impacted by the Coronavirus from the WA State Department of Financial Institutions. They are adding to this list as more resources become available.
A fast and easy way for families and individuals in WA state to apply for a variety of services such as Food, Cash, Child Care, Long-Term Care, and Medicare Savings Programs. Resources in both English and Spanish.
WA Food Fund is raising money to provide food and supplies for those in need during the COVID-19 crisis, including the elderly, people who struggle with health issues or have lost their jobs, and children who normally rely on school for meals. Money donated is distributed to Food Lifeline, Northwest Harvest and Second Harvest
A relief-dedicated coffee blend from local roaster Caffe Vita – $2 from every bag purchased is donated to the Seattle Foundation’s COVID-19 response fund. Delivery available.
Free community rental sessions in Pioneer Square for artists and friends during this tough time. Email AJ Ragasa at email@example.com for more info.
Each week, the Woodland Park Zoo is sharing ways for young learners and families to connect with nature and create innovative and educational play time.
During the COVID-19 shutdown of fitness and recreational facilities, the YMCA is transforming its King Country branches into child care centers dedicated to serving families of essential workers. Care hours are 7:30am-5:30pm (Mon-Fri), email firstname.lastname@example.org for next steps.
Jonathan is a UX Designer prototyping services at the City of Seattle, Mayor's Office. With experience in design thinking and design research, Jonathan loves to think strategically about the problems we solve and how we solve them.
AV is a photographer, web designer, and community organizer based in Beacon Hill. AV can help you build your business website and graphics for your social media presence. She is active in community building in South Seattle and supports local businesses.
Tom is a UX/UI/Visual designer based in Seattle who has worked for Crucible Brewing, Foundation for Health Care Quality, Microsoft, Amazon and many more. His passion is supporting small businesses and he is prepared to help you during these tough times.
Raphael is photographer and organizer based in Seattle currently running Human Condition Magazine alongside several friends. He has a background in community building, creative direction, and photography with roots in the Seattle arts community.
Rachel is a Seattle-based designer. Working in both the commercial and freelance industries, she's done design work for Will Smith, Guillermo Bravo x Silvae, Schema Design, Intuit, I///U, University of Washington and more. Her passion lies in image-making, typography, and color.
Molly is a Seattle based graphic designer. Her studies in Interdisciplinary Approaches to Art & Design, as well as her 7+ years of work in food service have led her to be passionate about design projects that uplift creatives and relate to social justice.
Chris is a creative and marketer focused on brand and culture marketing (music, art and dance) working for Red Bull in the PacNW. He has experience in creative project management, campaign development, and brand management.
AJ is a freelance photographer based in Seattle. He’s done work with Glasswing, The Wandering Goose, and Pipe & Row, and many more. He’s offering up his photography skills to support any company or brand with photos of products, food, interiors, objects, and anything in between.
Ana is a brand manager based in Seattle by way of Buenos Aires, Panama, and Portland. She is a fluent Spanish speaker with experience executing nuanced campaigns and initiatives. She especially has heart for brand + business strategy.
Alyssa is a product designer currently at Intuit, with previous experience at Warby Parker, Nordstrom, and UW Athletics. Her passions include rapid collaboration, motion design, print design, product design, and denim on denim.
Aidan is an artist and organiser based in Seattle. He is able to support communications and arts education during COVID with a focus on building community and maintaining relationships through creativity. His professional background is in event management, teaching and styling.
Benjamin of Kerr Law Firm is offering reduced rates to artists and arts-related organizations. The Kerr Law Firm is a boutique law firm located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. They represent individuals and small businesses in a wide range of practice areas.