Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending and preventing family homelessness in Palm Beach County, will receive a $5 million grant from the Bezos Day 1 Families Fund. Launched by Jeff Bezos in 2018, the 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.
This one-time grant will allow Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches to expand and enhance community efforts to end family homelessness in Palm Beach County through diversion, shelter, and rapid re-housing initiatives. Hundreds of unsheltered families with children will be able to access safety and stable housing solutions.
Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches was selected as a Day 1 Families Fund grant recipient by an independent advisory board comprised of homelessness experts with experience in policy, advocacy, racial equity, child welfare and housing and service delivery, as well as firsthand experience in homelessness.
The Bezos Day One Fund made a $2 billion commitment to focus on making meaningful and lasting impacts in two areas: funding existing nonprofits that help families experiencing homelessness and creating a network of new, nonprofit tier-one preschools in low-income communities. Since 2018, the Day 1 Families Fund has issued 130 grants totaling more than $398 million to organizations around the country working to combat homelessness and help families gain housing support and stability. Click here for more information.