Announcing our Latest Grants to End Homelessness: May 2017

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 $6 and $7 million to achieve this ambitious goal. The following grants totaling $2,125,606 were approved by the Melville Board at our April 2017 meeting.

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.

Rapid Results Institute

Develop a framework and the initial tools to scale up the delivery of the Rapid Results Institute’s “100-Day Challenge” work to reach 75 communities and build best practices in the field to end youth homelessness by 2020.
Amount: $50,606
Term: One year

Council of State Governments

To support the Justice Center’s work in reducing the number of people with mental illnesses in jails through the Stepping Up initiative.
Amount: $250,000 ($125,000/year)
Term: Two years

AIDS Connecticut

To support project management and oversight of the Connecticut Integrated Healthcare and Housing Neighborhood demonstration project.
Amount: $25,000
Term: One year

New Venture Fund

To provide seed capital for a new national funding pool sponsored by Funders for Housing and Opportunity. (New Venture Fund is serving as a fiscal sponsor.)
Amount: $1.5 million ($500,000/year)
Term: Three years

National Public Radio

For continued support of NPR’s coverage of issues related to poverty and homelessness.
Amount: $300,000
Term: One year


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