Launched in 2018 by Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, the Day 1 Families Fund issues annual leadership awards to organizations and civic groups doing compassionate, needle-moving work to provide shelter and hunger support to address the immediate needs of young families.
“This grant from the Day 1 Families Fund is transformational in the truest sense of the word," said Stacey Denaux, CEO of One80 Place. "This gift will change how One80 Place ends and prevents homelessness for families, particularly young families who face so many challenges in finding and maintaining a permanent place to live.”
This one-time grant, awarded to organizations doing meaningful work to connect families with shelter and support, will allow One80 Place to grow its field operations to rehouse families directly from the street, provide children with better educational supports and offer a new nightly shelter for those who need it.
One80 Place is one of 42 nonprofits across the U.S. to receive the third annual Day 1 Families Fund grants, as part of a continuing commitment by the Day 1 Families Fund to help end homelessness for families. The Day 1 Families Fund issued a total of $105.9 million in grants this year. To select these organizations, the fund worked with an advisory board of homelessness advocates and leaders whose expertise spans housing justice, racial equity, direct services, homelessness policy, equity for Native American communities and anti-poverty work.
For more information, visit www.BezosDayOneFund.org/