Jeff Bezos’ Day One fund provides $975 million to very first 24 receivers


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Jeff Bezos has actually granted the very first half of his $2 billion Day OneFund

The Amazon CEO and creator began the charitable Bezos Day One Fund inSeptember It’s developed to contribute to not-for-profit companies that assist homeless households, and to produce a network of top-tier preschools in low-income neighborhoods.

On Tuesday, the fund granted $975 million to 24 companies, consisting of the Refugee Women’s Alliance in Seattle and Simpson Housing Services inMinneapolis Each company is offered either $2.5 million or $5 million, according to the fund’s web page. The groups support homeless households in 16 US states and the District ofColumbia

“These 24 organizations are working on a number of initiatives that support families in need,” Bezos stated in a declaration on the fund’s website, “from emergency shelter and safe short-term shelter for families to get on their feet, to access and support for permanent housing and support services that help families move forward together.”

Here’s the list of recipients.

  • Abode Services, Fremont,California
  • Catholic Charities Archdiocese of NewOrleans
  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese ofMiami
  • Catholic Community Services of Western Washington,Tacoma
  • Community of Hope, Washington, DC.
  • Community Rebuilders, Grand Rapids,Michigan
  • Crossroads Rhode Island,Providence
  • District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH), Washington, DC.
  • Emerald Development and Economic Network,Cleveland
  • FrontLine Service,Cleveland
  • Hamilton Families, SanFrancisco
  • Heartland Family Service, Omaha,Nebraska
  • Housing Families First, Henrico,Virginia
  • SIGN UP WITH, Portland,Oregon
  • LA Family Housing, North Hollywood,California
  • Northern Virginia Family Service,Oakton
  • Primo Center for Women and Children,Chicago
  • Refugee Women’s Alliance,Seattle
  • SEARCH Homeless Services,Houston
  • Simpson Housing Services,Minneapolis
  • The Salvation Army, Center of Hope, Charlotte, NorthCarolina
  • The Salvation Army of GreaterHouston
  • UMOM New Day Centers,Phoenix
  • Urban Resource Institute, NewYork

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