SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC SOON TO SURPASS $1 MILLION IN GRANTS AWARDED THROUGH RELIEF FUND
The Seattle Sounders FC Relief Fund (“Fund”), established by RAVE Foundation to support individuals, small businesses and nonprofits located in CenturyLink Field and in the neighborhoods surrounding CenturyLink Field that have been adversely impacted by the postponement of the 2020 MLS season due to COVID-19, will soon surpass $1 million in grants awarded since April, 2020.
To date, the Fund has awarded $924,340 in grant dollars to 132 small businesses and 657 individuals. The Relief Fund has funded 100% of all eligible applicants in both categories.
The Relief Fund Grant application window closed July 31, 2020. Another round of funding will be awarded mid-August, at which time information on availability of future grant rounds will be posted here.
The Fund supported a range of needs from groceries to rent assistance and monetary packages that funded the following priorities:
- Direct support of resources to shift workers and service providers in and around CenturyLink Field, and in neighborhood businesses that support and serve fans on matchday.
- Direct resources to small business owners to pay their critical expenses during this crisis so that they can stay in business and keep their doors open.
- Direct resources to non-profits that serve and support individuals and small businesses in the South Downtown neighborhoods of SoDo, Pioneer Square and the Chinatown-International District.