Giving, Granting, Graphic Novel Artists

10 Years of Giving with GiveBIG WA

GiveBIG Washington is a fundraising event that starts with early giving on April 15 and culminates with a 48-hour public campaign on May 5th and May 6th.
Through GiveBIG, individuals, businesses, and organizations come together to invest in healing our communities. Support nonprofits providing food, shelter, health, and social services; fighting for a more just world; expanding our horizons through art and learning; and many more valued missions. In 2019, 20% of donors reported that they were making a first-time gift. 501 Commons, provides trainings, tools, and support so nonprofits of all sizes and missions are successful.

GiveBIG in the Center of the Universe

Fremont Businesses With Active Fundraisers

Small Business Grants Program

Facebook knows that your business may be experiencing disruptions resulting from the global outbreak of COVID-19. We’ve heard that a little financial support can go a long way, so we are offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits to help during this challenging time.

Is your business eligible?
Up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in more than 30 countries where we operate will be able to receive the grant. To be eligible to apply, your business must:
  • Have between 2 and 50 employees
  • Have been in business for over a year
  • Have experienced challenges from COVID-19
  • Be in or near a location where Facebook operates
All eligible cities in the United States are now able to submit their application. To check if your area is eligible, or to sign up for email updates when applications open, see how to apply below. LEARN MORE!

Bridge Artist in Residence: Graphic Novel Artists

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), in partnership with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will select two graphic novel creators for a unique project-based residency within two of Seattle’s iconic bridges.
The northwest tower of the Fremont Bridge and the southeastern tower of the University Bridge will become a working studio/office for the artists to use the historic bridge and location as inspiration for their work. Learn more here!
Deadline: Thursday, May 28, 2020, 11:59pm Pacific.
Workshop: Thursday, May 7, 1:00pm Pacific.
Please email Maija McKnight for an invitation to the virtual workshop.
If you have questions, please contact Project Manager, Maija McKnight, at or 206-684-7311.

World Trade Center Seattle Presents: Performing as a Virtual Organization

Prior to 2020, remote work was viewed as a perk or luxury, and not as a necessity. Now, companies of all sizes across the globe are forced to adapt to a virtual environment due to a global pandemic. As we acclimate to these new times, hear from the experts behind Three Stages to a Virtual Workforce on how organizations can perform in a virtual environment.
After months of research, Florian Endter, Anthony Giordano and Paul Somers developed a model identifying mental readiness, technology readiness and relationship readiness as critical for shifting from a solely in-office environment to meaningfully engaging with virtual employees. Join us to learn how the COVID-19 crisis has changed a three-stage process to one and hear personal examples that can help improve communication and morale of your team.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
2:00pm to 3:00pm PST

Fremont Chamber Business Spotlights

FamilyWorks connects neighbors and families to nourishing food, essential resources, and a supportive community, so people can build resiliency to meet life’s challenges. FamilyWorks advocates with dignity, inclusion, and empowerment.
Our vision is for a vibrant and healthy community with strong, well-nourished families as the foundation. With barriers to basic needs lifted, FamilyWorks’ participants are able to improve their health and well-being, create a more stable foundation for their children, and increase their family’s resiliency! Support FamilyWorks.
Solid Ground works to end poverty and undo racism and other oppression that are root causes of poverty. We are stronger when we support stability and break down the barriers to overcoming poverty.
Solid Ground combines direct services to meet basic needs – stable housing, adequate transportation, and reliable nutrition sources – with advocacy to nurture success, and spread change. We envision a community beyond poverty and oppression where all people have equitable opportunity to thrive. Support Solid Ground.
From retail and restaurants to technology and finance—support our community small businesses!

Is Your Business on “Buy It In Seattle”?

Buy It In Seattle.
Help Save Seattle Retail.
Shop Small. Shop Local. Shop Online.
Explore Seattle’s online shopping guide — discover amazing stores, find great local products, and help support your neighborhood retailers.

Special COVID-19 Retailer Resource Guide

Washington Retail would like to acknowledge the rapid response and resiliency demonstrated by the business community, their employees and policymakers during this unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. As stewards of Washington’s retail experience, we will look to our members to more clearly understand the unique needs of retailers across Washington State as we navigate the situation. Click here for the latest updates.

Pledge 1200: Support Small Businesses and Their Employees

Pledge 1200 was launched with the idea that big change starts with helping small businesses and their employees. The federal government is issuing direct cash payments to most Americans. People making under $75,000 will receive a check for $1,200 on average. Pledge to use your cash payment to make purchases from your favorite local small businesses, either in store, online, or through social media.
This is not a donation. It is a commitment to supporting small business and their employees. To learn more, email Join others. Take the pledge.

Resources for Your Business

Join Our State of Mind!

Become part of a fun business network of almost 250 members strengthening the business climate and improving the quality of life in the Fremont community! Check out the member benefits here.

Spotlight on a Milky Way Member: Thank you, High Dive Seattle!