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.

2020 Day 1 Families Fund Awardees
This year’s recipients include 42 organizations providing services to homeless families in 24 states. They will receive $105.9 million in funding to help provide food, shelter and support to young families across the country.

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

Meet a few of our 2018 and 2019 grantees

2019 Day 1 Families Fund Awardees
Last year’s 32 recipients from 23 states received donations totaling $98.5 million to support their meaningful, high-impact work to provide shelter and support for young families in communities across the country.

Bethany House Services, Cincinnati, OH • $1.25 million
Catholic Charities Eastern Washington, Spokane, WA • $5 million
Catholic Social Services Alaska, Anchorage, AK • $5 million
Coburn Place, Indianapolis, IN • $1.25 million
Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, Hartford, CT • $2.5 million
Covenant House, New York, NY • $5 million
Family Gateway, Dallas, TX • $2.75 million
FamilyAid Boston, Boston, MA • $5 million
ForKids, Norfolk, VA • $2.5 million
Goodwill Industries of Northern Michigan, Traverse City, MI • $1.25 million
Great Lakes Community Action Partnership, Fremont, OH • $1.25 million
Homeless Services Network of Central Florida, Orlando, FL • $5.25 million
HOPE Services Hawaii, Hilo, HI • $2.75 million
HopeWorks, Albuquerque, NM • $2.5 million
Interim Community Development Association, Seattle, WA • $2.5 million
Lafayette Transitional Housing Center, Lafayette, IN • $1.25 million
Mary’s Place Seattle, Seattle, WA • $5 million
MIFA, Memphis, TN • $5 million
Our Family Services, Tucson, AZ • $2.5 million
Pathways of Hope, Fullerton, CA • $2.5 million
St. Joseph Center, Venice, CA • $5 million
St. Joseph’s Villa, Richmond, VA $1.25 million
St. Stephen’s Human Services, Minneapolis, MN • $5 million
St. Vincent de Paul, Baltimore, MD • $5 million
The Road Home, Salt Lake City, UT • $5 million
The Road Home Dane County, Madison, WI • $1.25 million
The Whole Child, Whittier, CA • $5 million
UNITY Of Greater New Orleans, New Orleans, LA • $2.5 million
Upward Bound House, Santa Monica, CA • $1.25 million
Welcome House of Northern Kentucky, Covington, KY • $1.25 million
West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness, Bridgeport, WV • $1.5 million
YWCA Columbus, Columbus, OH • $2.5 million

Meet one of 2018’s Bezos Day 1 Fund grant recipients

2018 Day 1 Families Fund Awardees
The 2018 awardees support homeless families in 16 states and the District of Columbia. They received donations totaling $97.5 million. Here are the awardees:

Abode Services, Fremont, CA • $5 million
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA • $5 million
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami, Miami, FL • $5 million
Catholic Community Services of Western Washington, Tacoma, WA • $5 million
Community of Hope, Washington, DC • $5 million
Community Rebuilders, Grand Rapids, MI • $5 million
Crossroads Rhode Island, Providence, RI • $5 million
District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH), Washington, DC • $2.5 million
Emerald Development and Economic Network, Cleveland, OH • $2.5 million
FrontLine Service, Cleveland, OH • $2.5 million
Hamilton Families, San Francisco, CA • $2.5 million
Heartland Family Service, Omaha, NE • $5 million
Housing Families First, Henrico, VA • $2.5 million
JOIN, Portland, OR • $5 million
LA Family Housing, North Hollywood, CA • $5 million
Northern Virginia Family Service, Oakton, VA • $2.5 million
Primo Center for Women and Children, Chicago, IL • $2.5 million
Refugee Women’s Alliance, Seattle, WA • $2.5 million
SEARCH Homeless Services, Houston, TX • $5 million
Simpson Housing Services, Minneapolis, MN • $2.5 million
The Salvation Army, Center of Hope, Charlotte, NC • $5 million
The Salvation Army of Greater Houston, Houston, TX • $5 million
UMOM New Day Centers, Phoenix, AZ • $5 million
Urban Resource Institute, New York, NY • $5 million