We are excited to announce the fourth annual Bezos Day 1 Families Fund leadership awards. These 32 recipients from 21 states will receive immediate donations totaling $96.2 million to continue their critical work providing shelter and support for young families in communities across the country.

2021 Day 1 Families Fund Awardees
ACLAMO, Norristown, PA • $1.25 million
Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches, Lake Worth, FL • $5 million
Alabama Rural Coalition for the Homeless, Inc., Montgomery, AL • $1.25 million
All Chicago Making Homelessness History, Chicago, IL • $5 million
Asian Americans for Community Involvement, San Jose, CA • $2.5 million
Building Changes and Africatown International, Seattle, WA • $5 million
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa, CA • $5 million
Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, Denver, CO • $5 million
Covenant House Alaska, Anchorage, AK • $1.25 million
Destination: Home, San Jose, CA • $5 million
Doorways, Arlington, VA • $2.5 million
Family Life Center, Kahului, HI • $2.5 million
Family Service League, Huntington, NY • $1.25 million
Friends of the Family, Waterloo, IA • $2.5 million
Homeless Action Network of Detroit, Detroit, MI • $1.25 million
Homeward, Richmond, VA • $2.5 million
LifeMoves, Menlo Park, CA • $5 million
Lubbock Open Door, Lubbock, TX • $1 million
Mesilla Valley Community of Hope, Las Cruces, NM • $2.5 million
Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter & Services, Waterville, ME • $750,000
Mississippi United to End Homelessness, Jackson, MS • $2.5 million
Newcap, Inc., Oconto, WI • $5 million
Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA), Garden Grove, CA • $1.25 million
Portland Homeless Family Solutions, Portland, OR • $2.5 million
Project Community Connections, Inc., Atlanta, GA • $2.5 million
Rural Alaska Community Action Program (RurAL CAP), Anchorage, AK • $2.5 million
Sacramento Steps Forward, Sacramento, CA • $5 million
SHELTER, Inc., Concord, CA • $5 million
Texas Homeless Network, Austin, TX • $2 million
The Link, Minneapolis, MN • $2.5 million
Tri-County Community Action Agency, Inc., South Boston, VA • $2.5 million
Union Station Homeless Services, Pasadena, CA • $5 million

The Day 1 Families Fund would like to thank the below leaders working to end family homelessness for sharing their expertise during the grantee selection process:

2021 Day 1 Families Fund Advisors
Amanda Andere, Funders Together to End Homelessness
Samantha Batko, Urban Institute
Iain DeJong, OrgCode Consulting Inc.
Ann Oliva, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Tiffney Marley, Community Action Partnership
Tomiquia Moss, All Home
Barbara Poppe, Barbara Poppe & Associates
Nan Roman, National Alliance to End Homelessness
Jessica Venegas, Community Solutions International
Donald Whitehead, National Coalition for the Homeless

About The Bezos Day One Fund
The Bezos Day One Fund made a $2 billion commitment to focus on making meaningful and lasting impacts in two areas: funding existing non-profits that help families experiencing homelessness, and creating a network of new, non-profit tier-one preschools in low-income communities.

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. The vision statement comes from the inspiring Mary’s Place in Seattle: no child sleeps outside.

The Day 1 Academies Fund is building a network of high-quality, full-scholarship Montessori-inspired preschools in underserved communities. We will have the opportunity to learn, invent, and improve. And we’ll use the same set of principles that have driven Amazon. Most important among those will be genuine, intense customer obsession. The customer set this team of missionaries will serve is simple: children in underserved communities across the country.