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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