Around the Table: Seattle Foundation, Starbucks, Premera Blue Cross, Microsoft, Fred Hutch, Alaska Airlines

Responding to COVID-19: All in WA, hosted by the Seattle Foundation, announced the Vaccine Equity Initiative, with early commitments from the Starbucks Foundation and Premera Blue Cross. Microsoft is partnering with EvergreenHealth and Overlake Medical Center & Clinics to provide a community vaccination site on its Redmond campus. Fred Hutch and the COVID-19 Prevention Network, in partnership with the Washington State Department of Health, created PreventCovidWA to help Washingtonians understand the COVID-19 vaccines.

Setting equity goals: Alaska Airlines has committed to increasing the racial diversity of their leadership to reflect the diversity of frontline employees by 2025, among other goals. Learn more here.

Around the Table: Boeing, Kaiser Permanente, Amazon, Virginia Mason, Seattle Foundation

Responding to COVID-19

In collaboration with the Snohomish County Vaccine Taskforce, Boeing is providing its Everett Activity Center to stand up a COVID-19 indoor mass vaccination center and help more people in Snohomish County access the COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more here. The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and Kaiser Permanente Washington recently announced ‘Get Ready,’ an equitable plan to vaccinate Washington state educators and school staff that is designed to be ready to launch when personnel become eligible under state vaccination protocols. Amazon and Virginia Mason pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Seattle helped vaccinate 4,600 residents as of Jan. 31. Learn more about Amazon’s COVID-19 efforts here.

Helping communities

Seattle Foundation announced $550,000 in grants to 30 community-based organizations through their Resilience Fund, which provides funding for the King County area’s most vulnerable residents.