Announcing our Latest Grants to End Homelessness: July 2016

by Janice Elliott July 14, 2016

We’re honored to support the work of our grantee partners who are committed to permanent and proven solutions to end homelessness in America. Each year we invest between $7 and $8 million to achieve this ambitious goal. The following grants and program-related investments, totaling $1,874,230, were approved by the Melville Board at our June 2016 meeting. Many of these are multi-year grants, as indicated in the descriptions below.

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.

Health Resources in Action

A three-year grant totaling $150,000 to fund Health Starts at Home, an evaluation of the effects of various housing and health interventions on housing stability and the direct impact of these interventions in preventing incidents of homelessness.

NeighborWorks New Horizons

A three-year term extension of an existing $300,000 program-related investment loan. These funds will support the development of 175 rental units over the next three years.

National Alliance to End Homelessness

A two-year grant totaling $656,150 to provide continuing support for the organization’s federal policy work

Rapid Results Institute

A one-year grant of $75,000 to support three communities in developing new approaches to ending youth homelessness, with the longer-term goal of scaling to cities across the country.  This is part of the national A Way Home America initiative.

Partnership for Strong Communities

A two-year grant totaling $1,800,000 to provide continuing support for the Partnership’s housing advocacy and leadership work in Connecticut, including the Reaching Home (Opening Doors-CT) and HomeCT campaigns.

Corporation for Supportive Housing (CT)

A one-year grant of $200,000 to support continued work on Opening Doors-CT planning and implementation related to supportive housing.

Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness

A one-year grant of $95,000 to support the organization’s programmatic and advocacy efforts to end homelessness in Connecticut.

Center for Children’s Advocacy

A one-year grant of $76,090 to fund systemic reform work to increase services and supports available to unaccompanied homeless youth in Connecticut.

Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund

A one-year grant of $60,000 for the continued evaluation of the Secure Jobs CT pilot, which seeks to connect families transitioning from homelessness to competitive employment.


A three-year grant totaling $300,000 to support national expansion of REDF’s work to foster the growth of employment social enterprises, with particular focus on policy and evaluation.


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