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Small Business Resiliency Assistance

Culturally and linguistically relevant assistance for business owners affected by COVID

The effects of COVID-19 have negatively affected all Washingtonians, but Washington’s small businesses, 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.

These trusted messengers are available to help you:

  • 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

Partnering Organizations

Name of Organization Primary Community Served Service Area For assistance, contact:
African Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest (ACCPNW) African Immigrant and Refugee
(Services also available in Amharic, Kiswahili, Oromo, Somali, Tigrinya)
King, Pierce, Snohomish, Spokane & Yakima Counties nj.gishuru@gmail.com
206-779-0674
Asia Pacific Cultural Center (APCC) Asian Pacific
(Services also available in Cambodian, Chamorro, Chinese, Fijian, Ilocano, Japanese, Korean, Laos, Marshallese, Samoa, Tagalog, Taiwanese, Thailand, Tongan, Vietnamese)
King & Pierce Counties and
State-wide
faalua@comcast.net
253-383-3900
or
253-590-7457
Community Health Worker Coalition for Migrants and Refugees Latino Migrant and Refugee
(Services also available in Spanish, Mixtec)
Skagit County chwcmr@chwcoalition.org
425-428-8414
Federal Way Black Collective Black or African American and People of Color Federal Way, Kent fwblackcollective@gmail.com
206-379-1717
Filipino Community of Seattle Filipino, Cambodian
(Services also available in Khmer, Tagalog, Hmong)
King, Pierce, & Yakima Counties info@filcommsea.org
206-722-9372
Friends of Little Saigon – Seattle Vietnamese
(Services also available in Vietnamese)
King County
(Little Saigon, Rainier Valley, White Center)
info@flsseattle.org
253-245-9341
GSBA LGBTQ+, BIPOC and Allies King, Snohomish, Kitsap, Thurston, Pierce, & Walla Walla Counties BizTech@theGSBA.org
206-363-9188

Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber

Latinx
(Services also available in Spanish)
Clark County info@hmccoregon.com
360-450-9044
India Association of Western Washington (IAWW) 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
Inland Northwest Business Alliance Chamber LGBTQ+ Adams, Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Garfield, Grant,
Lincoln, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman &
Yakima Counties
inba@inbachamber.org
509-402-4622
Latino Community Fund of WA Latinx
(Services also available in Spanish)
Pierce County luzmila@latinocommunityfund.org
206-581-4209
Latino Community Fund of WA Latinx
(Services also available in Spanish)
East & West Wenatchee, Yakima County micaela@latinocommunityfund.org
509-902-9496
Multi-Ethnic Business Association (AHANA-MEBA) 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 County bencabildo@gmail.com
509-999-5365
Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority Chinese
(Services also available in Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese)
Chinatown International District of King County cidbizrelief@scidpda.org
206-838-8713
Seattle-Washiington State Korean Association Korean
(Services also available in Korean)
Clark, King, Pierce, Snohomish & Spokane Counties koassn@gmail.com
253-312-8115
Sister Sky, Inc. American Indian and Alaska Native Statewide deejai@sisterskyinc.com
509-315-9808
Spokane Independent Metro Alliance (SIMBA) Micro Enterprise, Independent Businesses Central & Eastern Washington info@spokaneindependent.org
509-710-6052
Tabor 100 African American and community at large King County staff@tabor100.org
425-528-0110
Tacoma Urban League Black or African & People of Color Pierce County Maamideede@thetacomaurbanleague.org
253-383-2007
Tri-Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Latinx
(Services also available in Spanish)
Benton, Franklin, Adams, Grant & Walla Walla Counties info@tchispanicchamber.com
509-542-0933
Ventures Latinx
(Services also available in Spanish)
King County info@venturesnonprofit.org
206-352-1945
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