Announcing our Latest Grants to End Homelessness: January 2016

by Janice Elliott January 20, 2016

We’re honored to support the work of our grantee partners who are committed to long-term solutions to prevent and end homelessness in America. The following grants were approved by the Melville Board at our December 2015 meeting.

You’ll see a mix of organizations located in our home state of Connecticut as well those working nationally.

Our ultimate goal is straightforward—creating communities where everyone has a place to call home. You can learn more about our approach here and explore all of our grantmaking here.

Technical Assistance Collaborative

One-year grant of $600,000 to support policy, advocacy and technical assistance activities to expand the supply of supportive housing and strengthen the ability of behavioral health and human service/Medicaid systems to serve vulnerable populations.

Corporation for Supportive Housing

Disbursal of $150,000 for a two-year grant of $300,000 to implement a sustainability plan for CSH’s Social Innovation Fund (SIF) pilot, a federal initiative to test innovative ways to integrate healthcare and housing for homeless individuals who frequent multiple emergency and crisis systems (criminal justice, ER, treatment centers).

AIDS Connecticut

One-year grant of $50,000 for a consultant who will provide project management and oversight to the Connecticut Social Innovation Fund demonstration project in 2016 and support implementation of a sustainability plan.

New London Homeless Hospitality Center

One-year grant of $50,000 to support further capacity building under the Medicaid Institute for Supportive Housing Agencies initiative.

New Reach

One-year grant of $50,000 to support further capacity building under the Medicaid institute for Supportive Housing Agencies Initiative.

Funders Together to End Homelessness

One-year grant of $160,000 for operational support for this funder affinity group.

Third Sector New England

One-year grant of $75,000 to support the startup of the A Way Home America (AWHA) initiative, a national effort to prevent and end youth homelessness by 2020.

National Low Income Housing Coalition

One-year grant of $200,000 for general operating support of their work to protect and optimally expand federal affordable housing programs, particularly those that serve households who are extremely low income, and/or disabled.

Billings Forge Community Works

One-year grant of $400,000 to support educational, enrichment and employment opportunities in the Frog Hollow neighborhood of Hartford.

Second-year installment of $150,000 of a three-year restricted grant totaling $450,000 to grow staff and organizational capacity and plan for scaling up the culinary job training program.

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