We are excited to announce the third annual Bezos Day 1 Families Fund leadership awards. These 42 recipients from 24 states will receive immediate donations totaling $105.9 million to continue their critical work providing shelter and support for young families in communities across the country.

2020 Day 1 Families Fund Awardees
Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness, Anchorage, AK • $450,000
The Cathedral Center, Inc., Milwaukee, WI • $1.25 million
Catholic Charities of Acadiana, Lafayette, LA • $5 million
Coalition for Homelessness Intervention & Prevention, Indianapolis, IN • $1.25 million
Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida, Orlando, FL • $2.5 million
Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio, Columbus, OH • $2.5 million
Community Action Council for Lexington-Fayette, Bourbon, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Inc., Lexington, KY • $5 million
Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Philadelphia, PA • $5 million
Denver Indian Family Resource Center, Denver, CO • $450,000
East Los Angeles Women’s Center, Los Angeles, CA • $2.5 million
East Oakland Community Project, Oakland, CA • $2.5 million
Facing Forward to End Homelessness, Chicago, IL • $1.25 million
Families Together, Raleigh, NC • $1.25 million
Family Life Center, Kahului, HI • $1.25 million
Friendship Place, Washington, DC • $2.5 million
HELP of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV • $5 million
The Homeless Families Foundation, Columbus, OH • $1.25 million
Homeless Outreach Program Integrated Care System, Los Angeles, CA$5 million
HOPE Atlanta, Atlanta, GA • $2.5 million
House of Ruth, Washington, DC • $2.5 million
Housing Matters, Santa Cruz, CA • $2.5 million
Housing Up, Washington, DC • $2.5 million
Kahumana, Waianae, HI • $2.5 million
MAHUBE-OTWA Community Action Partnership, Inc., Detroit Lakes, MN • $2.5 million
Metro Denver Homeless Initiative, Denver, CO • $1.25 million
MUST Ministries, Marietta, GA • $5 million
The National Center for Children and Families, Bethesda, MD • $2.5 million
Native American Youth and Family Center, Portland, OR • $5 million
North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness, Raleigh, NC • $1.25 million
One80 Place, Charleston, SC • $5 million
Poverello House, Fresno, CA • $2.5 million
Rainbow Services, San Pedro, CA • $1.25 million
Refugee Women's Alliance, Seattle, WA • $2.5 million
Safe Haven Family Shelter, Nashville, TN • $1.25 million
The Salvation Army Austin Area Command, Austin, TX • $2.5 million
Samaritan House, Virginia Beach, VA • $1.25 million
Solid Ground, White Bear Lake, MN • $1.25 million
St. Vincent de Paul CARES, St. Petersburg, FL • $5 million
Su Casa – Ending Domestic Violence, Long Beach, CA • $1.25 million
Time for Change Foundation, San Bernardino, CA • $1.25 million
United American Indian Involvement, Inc., Los Angeles, CA • $2.5 million
WestCare California, Fresno, CA • $2.5 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:

2020 Day 1 Families Fund Advisors:
Amanda Andere, Funders Together to End Homelessness
Iain De Jong, OrgCode Consulting Inc.
Matthew Doherty, Matthew Doherty Consulting
Colleen Echohawk, Chief Seattle Club
Tiffney Marley, National Community Action Partnership
Tomiquia Moss, All Home
Ann Oliva, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Barbara Poppe, Barbara Poppe & Associates
Nan Roman, National Alliance to End Homelessness
Jessica Venegas, Community Solutions

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.