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Culturally and linguistically relevant assistance for business owners and organizations affected by COVID-19.

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The effects of COVID-19 have negatively affected all Washingtonians, but Washington’s small business, especially those from marginalized communities, have been hit especially hard. Commerce strongly supports an equitable recovery for all Washingtonians.  We are investing in and partnering with organizations that can provide assistance.

“Thank you so much for helping us get through the process of getting this loan!! I am looking at my bank account today and if the loan had not gone through we would have closed down our business and we do not know if we would open again. Thank you, thank you and thank you!!!!!!!!”

- Phillip Blackburn Owner Dino’s Pizza and Grill Aberdeen, WA

Twenty partner organizations are available to help small businesses and nonprofits:

  • Find and apply for resources, whether you are open or closed
  • Access translation assistance
  • Navigate local, state and federal resources
  • Plan for recovery and safe re-opening
  • Retain and support your workforce
  • Strengthen your community through mentorship, education, and training

Contact us

Community Engagement and Outreach
Community.Outreach@commerce.wa.gov
206-256-6153

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Name of OrganizationPrimary Community ServedService AreaFor assistance, contact:
Friends of Little Sàigòn – Seattle
www.flsseattle.org
Vietnamese
(Services also available in Vietnamese)
King County
(Little Saigon, Rainier Valley, White Center)
info@flsseattle.org
253-245-9341
India Association of Western Washington (IAWW)
http://www.iaww.org/
Indian, South Asian
(Services also available in Bengali, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu)
King County
(Bothell, Issaquah, Kent, Kirkland, Belleview, Sammamish)
executivedirector@iaww.org
425-829-5544
Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority
www.scidpda.org/cidbizreliefteam/
Chinese
(Services also available in Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese)
Chinatown International District of King Countycidbizrelief@scidpda.org
206-838-8713
Tabor 100
www.tabor100.org/
African American and community at largeKing Countystaff@tabor100.org
425-528-0110
Ventures
www.venturesnonprofit.org/
Latinx
(Services also available in Spanish)
King and
Snohomish Counties
info@venturesnonprofit.org
206-352-1945
African Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest (ACCPNW)
www.accpnw.com
African Immigrant and Refugee
(Services also available in Amharic, Kiswahili, Oromo, Somali, Tigrinya)
King, Pierce, Snohomish, Spokane and Yakima Countiesnj.gishuru@gmail.com
206-779-0674
Asia Pacific Cultural Center (APCC)
www.asiapacificculturalcenter.org/
Asian Pacific
(Services also available in Cambodian, Chamorro, Chinese, Fijian, Ilocano, Japanese, Korean, Laos, Marshallese, Samoa, Tagalog, Taiwanese, Thailand, Tongan, Vietnamese)
King and Pierce Counties and
State-wide
faalua@comcast.net
253-383-3900
or
253-590-7457
Filipino Community of Seattle
www.filcommsea.org
Filipino, Cambodian
(Services also available in Khmer, Tagalog, Hmong)
King, Pierce, and Yakima Counties info@filcommsea.org
206-722-9372
GSBA
www.Thegsba.org
LGBTQ+, BIPOC and AlliesKing, Snohomish, Kitsap, Thurston, Pierce, and Walla Walla CountiesBizTech@theGSBA.org
206-363-9188
Federal Way Black Collective
www.fwblackcollective.com
Black or African American and People of ColorFederal Way, Kentfwblackcollective@gmail.com
206-379-1717
Community Health Worker Coalition for Migrants and Refugees
https://www.chwcoalition.org/
Latino Migrant and Refugee
(Services also available in Spanish, Mixtec)
Skagit County chwcmr@chwcoalition.org
425-428-8414
Latino Community Fund of WA
www.latinocommunityfund.org/
Latinx
(Services also available in Spanish)
Pierce Countyluzmila@latinocommunityfund.org
206-581-4209
Seattle-Washington State Korean Association
www.seattleka.org
Korean
(Services also available in Korean)
Clark, King, Pierce, Snohomish and Spokane Counties koassn@gmail.com
253-312-8115
Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber
www.hmccoregon.com/
Latinx
(Services also available in Spanish)
Clark Countyinfo@hmccoregon.com
360-450-9044
Latino Community Fund of WA
www.latinocommunityfund.org/
Latinx
(Services also available in Spanish)
East and West Wenatchee, Yakima Countymicaela@latinocommunityfund.org
509-902-9496
Tacoma Urban League
www.thetacomaurbanleague.org/
Black or African American and People of ColorPierce CountyMaamideede@thetacomaurbanleague.org
253-383-2007
Inland Northwest Business Alliance Chamber
www.inbachamber.org/
LGBTQ+Adams, Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Garfield, Grant, Lincoln, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman and
Yakima Counties
inba@inbachamber.org
509-402-4622
Spokane Independent Metro Business Alliance (SIMBA)
www.spokaneindependent.org/
Micro Enterprise, Independent Businesses
(Services also available in Spanish, Russian and American Sign Language)
Central and Eastern Washington info@spokaneindependent.org
509-710-6052
Tri-Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
www.tchispanicchamber.com/
Latinx
(Services also available in Spanish)
Benton, Franklin, Adams, Grant and Walla Walla Countiesinfo@tchispanicchamber.com
509-542-0933
Multi-Ethnic Business Association (AHANA-MEBA)
www.ahana-meba.org
Black or African American, Chinese, Latinx, Multi-Ethnic, Vietnamese
(Services also available in Arabic, Bantu, French, Hausa, Igbo, Iranian, Kikuyu, Luo, Oromo, Somali, Swahili, Tagalog,
Twi, Yoruba)
Spokane Countybencabildo@gmail.com
509-999-5365
Sister Sky, Inc.
www.nativebusinesscenter.com
American Indian and Alaska Native State-widedeejai@sisterskyinc.com
509-315-9808