We are excited to announce the fifth annual Day 1 Families Fund leadership awards. These 40 recipients from 26 states and Puerto Rico will receive immediate donations totaling $123.45 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.

2022 Day 1 Families Fund Awardees

Carpenter's Shelter, Alexandria, VA • $2.5 million
CATCH, Inc., Boise, ID • $1.25 million
Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona, Tucson, AZ • $5 million
The Center for Women and Families, Louisville, KY • $2.5 million
Changing Homelessness, Jacksonville, FL • $2.5 million
Chapman Partnership, Miami, FL • $5 million
Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County, Houston, TX • $5 million
Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County, Inc., San Luis Obispo, CA • $5 million
Community Services & Employment Training (CSET), Visalia, CA • $2.5 million
Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (ECHO), Austin, TX • $2.5 million
Family Promise of Hawai'i, Honolulu, HI • $2.5 million
Family Promise of Northern New Castle County, Wilmington, DE • $1.25 million
Family Services of Tulare County, Visalia, CA • $2.5 million
Flagstaff Shelter Services, Flagstaff, AZ • $2.5 million
Gateway180, St. Louis, MO • $1.25 million
Heartland Alliance, Chicago, IL • $2.5 million
H.O.M.E. Inc., Orland, ME • $600,000
Homeless Alliance, Oklahoma City, OK • $2.5 million
Hope House of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI • $2.5 million
Housing First, Inc., Mobile, AL • $5 million
Housing Forward, Dallas, TX • $1.25 million
HRDC, Bozeman, MT • $5 million
Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Centers, Inc., Wailuku, HI • $5 million
LA Family Housing, Los Angeles, CA • $5 million
Mother Nation: Honoring the Beauty and Strength of Native Families, Seattle, WA • $600,000
Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter, Inc., Nashua, NH • $1.25 million
New Reach, New Haven, CT • $2.5 million
Oglala Sioux Tribe, Pine Ridge, SD • $5 million
Partners for HOME, Atlanta, GA • $2.5 million
PATH, Los Angeles, CA • $5 million
The Salvation Army, Denver Metro Area, Denver, CO • $5 million
Samish Indian Nation, Anacortes, WA • $5 million
San Diego Regional Task Force on Homelessness, San Diego, CA • $5 million
Sojourner Truth House, Gary, IN • $1.25 million
Solo Por Hoy, Inc., San Juan, PR • $1 million
Start Corporation, Houma, LA • $5 million
Strategies to End Homelessness, Cincinnati, OH • $5 million
The Wellspring, Monroe, LA • $1.25 million
YWCA Cass Clay, Fargo, ND • $2.5 million
YWCA Missoula’s Housing Programs, Missoula, MT • $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:

2022 Day 1 Families Fund Advisors

Samantha Batko, Urban Institute
Iain DeJong, OrgCode Consulting Inc.
David Dirks, Homebase
Mary Frances Kenion, ICF
Jana Lynch, The Salvation Army
Tiffney Marley, Community Action Partnership
Darlene Mathews, Darlene Mathews Inc.
Barbara Poppe, Barbara Poppe & Associates
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 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.