The new fund will issue $500 grants, getting money into the hands of King County based restaurant workers within 48 hours. It was created by The Schultz Family Foundation, in partnership with All In Seattle, the Seattle FoundationUpTogether and other Seattle-area restaurateurs. It begins with $4 million and hopes to raise more.

If you are or know a local restaurant worker who needs financial help due to the coronavirus crisis can apply online for a $500 no-strings, “immediate” emergency relief grant from The Plate Fund if they meet these criteria:

  • Must live in King County
  • Can demonstrate that they have experienced a reduction in hours or been laid off as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • They have annual gross pay of less than $62,000, inclusive of tips (and upload a recent pay stub to show it)

As with most funds we encounter, grants are available on a first-come first-served basis and subject to availability of funds.  Apply ASAP and spread the word fast. 
For more information on business support (not on this fund specific), please reach out to the Renton Chamber of Commerce

Diane M Dobson

For more information, to donate or to apply: