COVID Response & Recovery Fund

Phase II Allocations | March - July 2021 | $252,881 to date

Arts & Culture ($118,512)

YEA Music | $8,160
To support for summer music programs for Jefferson County students.  

Nadine’s Kitchen | $15,000
To support a Community Justice event.

Port Townsend Ballet | $13,132
To support the production of a Nutcracker in Jefferson County.

Key City Public Theatre | $15,000
To support youth summer theater programming.

Jefferson County Historical Society | $6,580
To support events and interactive exhibit on climate change with local artist and scientists.

Straight Up Media | $10,000
To support community engagement events.

The Production Alliance | $15,000
To support the production of free, engaging community events for all of Jefferson County.

Northwest Maritime Center  | $5,000
To support the Wooden Boat Festival

JUMP Playground | $15,000
To support equipment for an inclusive playground at HJ Carroll Park.

Northwind Art | $7,500
To support the installation of an HVAC system in the Best Gallery.

Jefferson Clemente | $3,400
To support community conversations events.

PT/EJ County Community Chorus | $4,740
To support vocal education and a community performance.

Recovery & Resilience ($54,579)

Camp Beausite NW | $5,000
For “Camp at Home Program” for youth and adults with special needs, with activities coordinated individually and virtually.

Key City Public Theatre | $17,000
For the purchase and installation of new ventilations system, and touchless bathroom fixture upgrades.

Brinnon Food Bank | $13,103
To pave the parking lot of the Brinnon. Booster Club, where Brinnon Food Bank is hosted.

Cedarbrook Early Learning Center | $7,900
To maintain childcare services for working families.

KPTZ | $5,400
To enable the KPTZ to broadcast underwriting messages that will buoy our local economy in its recovery from the continued pandemic setbacks to local small businesses. (with an additional $2,700 in matching funds available)

Trinity United Methodist Church | $5,000
For restroom and other upgrades to meet ADA and COVID-safe requirements for gathering places used by the community.

Jefferson Healthcare Foundation | $1,176
To purchase two iPads for the E-Health Literacy program in the oncology department.

Financial Assistance ($45,000)

St. Vincent de Paul | $45,000
To meet the demand for emergency financial assistance for individuals and families.

Youth & Family Services ($19,790)

Community Boat Project | $5,000
To offer 2 new programs for youth 14-24 to help recover and reconnect post-covid.

Jefferson Teen Center | $3,000
To support the increasing enrollment, as well as provide staff and teams with PPE, and other sanitation supplies.

The ReCyclery | $10,000
To support Mountain Bike Club programming for 4th-7th graders, and to provide bikes/helmets to youth and adults in need.

YMCA | $1,790
To host daily summer mini-camps for children ages 3-5.

Food Security ($10,000)

Olympic Peninsula YMCA | $10,000
To provide healthy meals to 300 children in Jefferson County over spring break.5

Health Services ($5,000)

Jefferson County Public Health | $5,000
To offer health education and support to Jefferson County pregnant women and families with young children.

Housing Security – $327,055

Bayside Housing & Services | $69,197 
To maintain transitional housing for families as they process their application for a local grant from the Small Business Administration and to increase capacity to provide for 10 new individuals and families.

COAST Shelter | $1,700
For additional staffing of the homeless shelter for the next week as the local governments decide on an alternative plan for the shelter that offers more space and safer conditions.

Dove House Advocacy Services | $99,658
To establish and maintain a Rapid Response Rental Assistance Fund dedicated to helping people who, without immediate financial assistance, might otherwise fall into homelessness or long-term debt from which they could not recover.

Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County | $26,000
To supply two AmeriCorps workers to help make up the shortfall in volunteer hours due to COVID 19.

Housing Solutions Network | $5,000
To create a community campaign to encourage support for workforce housing, so essential workers have a place to live.

Jefferson County Immigrant Rights Advocates (JCIRA) | $125,500
To provide rental assistance to people who have lost their jobs in industries like shellfish and salal picking.


Financial Assistance – $114,100

St. Vincent de Paul | $98,250
To expand emergency financial assistance for individuals and families.

Quimper Grange #720 | $4,900
Updated ventilation system for COVID safe meetings

Gateway to Freedom | $10,000
To supply socks, tents, sleeping bags and monthly hygiene kits to
people who have lost their jobs and housing due to Covid-19.

OlyCAP | $950
Donor directed donations to support OlyCAP financial assistance programs.


Food Security – $107,008

Backpacks for Kids Port Townsend | $1,110
Support for weekend food program for students in Port Townsend.

Quilcene & Brinnon Weekend Nutrition Program | $6,000
To address a three-fold increase in youth from Brinnon needing food assistance during weekends. They are now serving 62 families a week. Prior to the pandemic, the average was 23 per week.

Chimacum Backpacks for Kids | $635
Support for weekend food program for students in Chimacum.

Community Wellness Project | $6,645
For Neighbor Loaves, connecting Chimacum School District Food Service with local grain farmers and local business Pane D’Amore Bakery to bake and distribute 250+ loaves of bread weekly to families receiving school meals within the Chimacum School District.

Food Bank Farm & Gardens | $3,900
To keep three farmers employed in upcoming months. This will ensure that this valued source of produce for the local farmers markets is maintained as the growing season begins.

Jefferson County Food Bank Association | $36,175
To purchase produce and stackable boxes, making it easier to accommodate drive-up food pick-ups and needed equipment.

Jefferson County Farmers Markets | $20,615
To purchase the technology needed to open an online farmers market. This will support local farmers and allow people on the food assistance program (SNAP) to pre-order food and access matching dollars.

St. Paul’s Church | $1,128
For Just Soup Meal Program for low-income seniors and people living without homes.

Jefferson Healthcare Foundation | $2,800
To maintain the Free Little Pantry in Port Townsend, offering free food to those who need it.

North Olympic Peninsula Resource Conservation & Development Council | $8,000
For the Olympic Peninsula Farmers Fund to contract with local farmers to provide food for food banks and feeding programs.

Jefferson County Branch of the Olympic Peninsula YMCA | $20,000
To provide summer meals for children throughout East Jefferson County as a continuation of the services currently provided by school districts and weekend meal programs

Youth & Family Services – $85,750

Cedarbrook Early Learning Center | $16,000
To adapt childcare services for low-income working families in ways that allow for social distancing.

CedarRoot Folk School | $3,250
To provide financial assistance to children to attend safely augmented outdoor summer programs, thus providing much needed childcare.

First Step Family Support Center | $13,000
To purchase and distribute items for low-income children and their families in Jefferson County including diapers, formula for infants, thermometers and Pedialyte for sick babies.

Foster Supports of Jefferson County | $1,000
To provide shoes, masks and other sanitization supplies to foster families.

Connected Students Initiative | $43,500
To support internet access for students of low income-families who are now attending classes at home.

Skillmation | $2,500
Free online tutoring for Jefferson County students.

Olympic Angels | $4,000

Providing wrap-around support for Jefferson County foster kids and families.

Community Boat Project | $2,500
To expand summer sailing and building programs for Jefferson County youth.


Community Health  – $66,958

Jefferson Healthcare Foundation | $15,600
To ensure mental health support remains available to oncology patients who must be isolated during the pandemic.

Jumping Mouse Children’s Center | $17,083
To purchase the technology and equipment needed for therapists to provide online counseling sessions for 65 children and their families.

The Benji Project | $11,275
To teach stress relief, connection and coping practices as well as mindfulness and self-compassion for isolated teens twice weekly through June 2020. These will be delivered for free via Zoom.

Jefferson County school-based Mental Health Centers | $13,500
To provide school-based mental health tele-therapy to Jefferson County students, traditionally not offered during the summer.

Department of Emergency Management | $6,000
To run the mask project and purchase supplies.

The ReCyclery | $3,500
To provide bikes and locks for clients of Dove House, Foster Supports, and JC Anti-Racist Fund who have been affected by the COVID pandemic.