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This painting of Charleena Lyles, who was killed by a Seattle Police officer in 2017, is in Pioneer Square. 501 Commons affirms that all Black lives matter. We witness the inspiring work of organizations that disrupt racism and the marginalization of people and are honored to support their work (read about diversity, equity, and inclusion at 501 Commons). The photo was taken by 501 Commons team member Lucinda Stroud.

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Resources to help you navigate COVID-19 and the economic downturn

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During times of crisis, rely on individual leadership, your culture and your networks to make your organization resilient. Peruse through these resources in HR, finance, technology, governance, and communications to help you navigate the pandemic, and let us know how we can help.

Emergency Funding

The Paycheck Protection Program is still available. PPP pays wages for most employees, utilities, and lease/mortgage interest. If you maintain jobs and salaries, the loan becomes a grant. If you can't confirm your status with a bank, or you want to apply, contact us ASAP at PPPLoans@501Commons.org For more info: CARES Act.

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GiveBIG 2020 raised $19.2 million in donations, matching funds, and in-kind donations. Thanks to Encore Media Group, our GiveBIG media campaign messages reached people 44 million times thanks to our media partners and sponsors. Thanks also to the Advisory Council, Ostara Group, and Matt Lehrman.

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