Homepage Lede

Announcing the 2023 grantees

We are excited to announce the sixth annual Day 1 Families Fund leadership awards. These 38 recipients from 23 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico will receive immediate donations totaling $117.55 million to continue their compassionate, needle-moving work to help families move from unsheltered homelessness and shelters to permanent housing with the services they require to achieve stability.

See stories of how Day 1 Families Fund grantees—including three 2023 recipients who previously received funds—have made an impact.

2023 Day 1 Families Fund Awardees

Abode Services, Fremont, CA • $5 million

American Indian Community Development Corporation (AICDC), Minneapolis, MN • $5 million

ARVAC Inc., Russellville, AR • $1.25 million

BronxWorks, New York, NY • $5 million

Bolivar County Community Action Agency, Inc., Cleveland, MS • $1.25 million

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami, Inc., Miami, FL • $5 million

Catholic Community Services of Western Washington, Seattle, WA • $5 million

Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity, Burlington, VT • $5 million

Community Action Partnership of Kern, Bakersfield, CA • $5 million

Community of Hope, Inc, Washington, DC • $3.75 million

Council for the Homeless, Vancouver, WA • $5 million

Crossroads Rhode Island, Providence, RI • $5 million

Everyone Home DC, Washington, DC • $2.5 million

Family Promise of Athens, Athens, GA • $400,000

Family Promise of Cheyenne, Cheyenne, WY • $150,000

Family Promise of the Triangle, Raleigh, NC • $1 million

Family Service Lincoln, Lincoln, NE • $2.5 million

Hogar Ruth para Mujeres Maltratadas, Inc., Vega Alta, PR • $2.5 million

Hospitality House of Northwest North Carolina, Boone, NC • $2.5 million

Interfaith Community Services, Escondido, CA • $5 million

Ka Mana O Na Helu, Pearl City, HI • $2.5 million

La Fondita de Jesús, San Juan, PR • $2.5 million

Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency, Salem, OR • $5 million

Native American Connections, Phoenix, AZ • $5 million

Neighborhood Place of Puna, Puna, HI • $2.5 million

Northern Circle Indian Housing Authority, Ukiah, CA • $2.5 million

Primavera Foundation, Tucson, AZ • $5 million

Shelter House, Inc, Fairfax, VA • $2.5 million

Stewpot Community Services, Inc., Jackson, MS • $1.25 million

Tarrant County Homeless Coalition, Fort Worth, TX • $2.5 million

Temporary Emergency Services, Inc., Tuscaloosa, AL • $1 million

The Salvation Army, Fort Myers Area Command, Fort Myers, FL • $2.5 million

The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte, Charlotte, NC • $3.75 million

UMOM New Day Centers, Phoenix, AZ • $5 million

United Communities Against Poverty, Inc. (UCAP), Capitol Heights, MD • $1.25 million

United Way of Yellowstone County, Billings, MT • $2.5 million

Wisconsin Balance of State CoC, Eau Claire, WI • $1.25 million

YWCA Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH • $1.25 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:

2023 Day 1 Families Fund Advisors

Samantha Batko, Urban Institute

Iain DeJong, OrgCode Consulting Inc.

David Dirks, Homebase

Maseta Dorley, The Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC)

Andrew Johnson, The Corporation for Supportive Housing

Tiffney Marley, Community Action Partnership

Darlene Mathews, Darlene Mathews Inc.

Ann Oliva, National Alliance to End Homelessness

Nan Roman, National Alliance to End Homelessness (retired)

Mandy Chapman Semple, Clutch Consulting Group

Suzanne Wagner, Housing Innovations

Michele Salters Williams, Michele S. Williams, LLC

Donald Whitehead, National Coalition for the Homeless

About The Bezos Day One Fund

The 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 building and operating a network of new, tuition-free preschools in under-resourced communities.

The Day 1 Families Fund issues annual leadership awards to organizations and civic groups doing compassionate, needle-moving work to help families experiencing homelessness—including those who are unsheltered or staying in shelters—regain safe, stable housing and achieve well-being. 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 tuition-free, full-day, Montessori-inspired preschools. We have the opportunity to learn, invent, and improve. And we use the same set of principles that have driven Amazon. Most important among those is genuine, intense customer obsession. The customer set this team of missionaries serves is simple: children in under-resourced communities across the country.