Adopt-A-Family is proud to announce that our agency received a 2021 grant from the Bezos Day 1 Families Fund in support of our efforts to combat family homelessness in Palm Beach County. The agency is one of 32 agencies selected nationwide 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.
Adopt-A-Family was awarded $5 million from the Bezos Day 1 Families Fund—the largest grant in agency history. This one-time grant will allow us to significantly expand and enhance our efforts to end family homelessness in Palm Beach County through diversion, shelter, and rapid re-housing initiatives. The magnitude of the grant will enable Adopt-A-Family to provide safety and stable housing to hundreds of unsheltered families with children.
“We cannot thank the Day 1 Families Fund enough for providing our agency and county with a path to a reality where all children have a safe place to sleep each night,” said CEO Matt Constantine. “We are extremely grateful for this award and look forward to providing housing and hope to those who might not otherwise be served.”
Launched in 2018 by Amazon founder and executive chair Jeff Bezos, 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. 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.
Adopt-A-Family is incredibly grateful to the Bezos Day 1 Families Fund for equipping our agency to make an even greater and longer-lasting impact on family homelessness in Palm Beach County. We thank our entire community of supporters for your longstanding partnership and investment. This grant award honors our collective commitment to ensuring all children and families in Palm Beach County have a safe place to call home.
For more information and a full list of awardees, visit www.BezosDayOneFund.org/Day1FamiliesFund.