Around the Table: JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Fred Hutch, Kaiser Permenante WA, Seahawks, Microsoft, & more

Helping with Virtual Learning

The Seahawks and Microsoft partnered to support digital equity and virtual learning at the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County. Microsoft donated 300 Surfaces, which the Seahawks delivered to the club this month. In addition, the Seattle Seahawks Charitable Foundation donated new internet hotspots. Seahawks, Microsoft, Puget Sound Energy, Seattle Kraken, and state officials are part of the Digital Equity Initiative, hosted by the Seattle Foundation.

Advancing Racial Equity

JP Morgan Chase announced an additional $30 billion investment over five years to provide economic opportunity to underserved communities. The company will invest in promoting and expanding affordable housing and homeownership, growing Black- and Latinx-owned businesses, improving financial health and access to banking, and building a more diverse, inclusive workforce. Dr. Tom Lynch and Kerri Schroeder were among the panelists at a recent PSBJ event “Accelerating Racial Justice and Philanthropy during COVID.”

Testing COVID-19 Treatments

Fred Hutch is conducting studies to find treatments for patients with COVID-19 at its COVID-19 Clinical Research Center. Learn more about the facility and the clinical trials here. This article details upcoming vaccine trials, including trials at Fred Hutch and Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute.

Supporting WA Organizations

Wells Fargo recently awarded $2.5 million to housing innovators such as Forterra Northwest through the Housing Affordability Breakthrough Challenge. In addition, Wells Fargo awarded a $500,000 grant to the Northwest Native Development Fund through its Open for Business Fund.