Announcing our Latest Grants to End Homelessness: May 2017

by Janice Elliott May 16, 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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