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Homeless Grants are available for nonprofits whose thematic area is focused on supporting persons experiencing homelessness.

In this article, we share list of foundations funding nonprofits working with homeless individuals.

Homeless grants

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) data indicates there are more than 575,000 people in the U.S. who are considered homeless. To put that in perspective, that’s larger than the total populations of many major cities, including Atlanta, Miami and Sacramento, Calif.

Lending Tree shares the following Key findings;

  • California, New York and Florida have the largest homeless populations. Across the three states, more than 280,000 people are homeless — that’s nearly half of the total U.S. homeless population.
  • North Dakota, Wyoming and South Dakota have the smallest homeless populations. North Dakota (541) and Wyoming (612) are the only states with fewer than 1,000 people who are homeless. In South Dakota, 1,058 people are homeless.
  • In each of the nation’s 50 states, people who are homeless don’t exceed 0.5% of the population. In the District of Columbia, that figure is 0.9%. While this suggests that homelessness isn’t particularly prevalent in most of the U.S., it doesn’t diminish the struggle that the more than 575,000 homeless people in America face.
  • States with more expensive housing tend to have proportionally higher homeless populations. While expensive housing can exacerbate homelessness, it’s important to note that other, more complex factors — including substance abuse or health problems — can be key drivers behind why people become homeless.
  • An average of 72.74% of homeless people across the nation’s 50 states and the District of Columbia stay in shelters. The share of sheltered homeless people is highest in New York state at 95.01%, but it’s considerably lower in California at 29.64%.

Foundations Supporting Homelessness include;

  1. WEINGART FOUNDATION

Weingart Foundation makes unrestricted grants to established nonprofits in the areas of Housing and Homelessness, Immigrants and Refugees and strengthening of nonprofits capacity.

WEBSITE: https://weingartfnd.org/

  1. JEWISH FOUNDATION OF LOS ANGELES

Its priority areas include housing for individuals  experiencing homelessness, medical care, mental health care, outreach and engagement, wellness.

WEBSITE: https://www.jewishfoundationla.org/

  1. HILTON FOUNDATION

Hilton Foundation works to prevent chronic homelessness and secure housing in Los Angeles county.  Improving access to permanent hosuing and supportive services for people experiencing Homelessness in Los Angeles.

WEBSITE: https://www.hiltonfoundation.org/

  1. UNITED WAY OF GREATER LOS ANGELES

We’ve helped power some of the most impactful and innovative policy initiatives, coalitions, and programs in L.A.’s history. From creating pathways out of poverty and homelessness to leading the movement for education equity for all LAUSD students—our work is focused on the people who are most in need of support.

WEBSITE:  https://unitedwayla.org/

  1. THE CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

The California Community Foundation provides grants to nonprofits supporting the production and preservation of supportive housing for chronically homeless family stability, counseling, food pantries, emergency services, and shelters in California,

WEBSITE: https://www.calfund.org/nonprofits/what-we-fund/housing/

  1. THE LOS ANGELES DODGERS FOUNDATION (LADF)

The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation is focused  on the most pressing problem facing underserved communities today and we invest in proven programs that improve education, health care, homelessness, and social just for all Angelenos.

WEBSITE: https://dodgers.race-mlb.com/

  1. MAYOR’S FUND

The Mayor’s Fund to end homelessness provides small grants to organizations in Long Beach . Donations to the Fund support a variety of critical needs, including relocation assistance, shelter services, transportation assistance, critical infrastructure improvements and repairs, move-in assiatance, immediate shelter needs.

WEBSITE: https://mayorsfundla.org/issue-areas/homelessness-housing/

  1. DOHENY FOUNDATION

Doheny Foundation supports nonprofit organization that improve the lives and futures of people and communities in Greater Los Angeles. he Foundation’s five areas of funding include Education, Medicine, Religion, Health and Welfare, and Aid to Those in Need.

Website: https://www.dohenyfoundation.org/grants/grant-eligibility-application/

 

  1. THE AHMANSON FOUNDATION

The Ahmanson Foundation serves Los Angeles County by funding cultural projects in the arts and humanities, education at all levels, health care, programs related to homelessness and underserved population.

Website: https://theahmansonfoundation.org/

  1. MELVILLE CHARITABLE TRUST

Addressing the inequalities systems that drive people into homelessness and housing instability.

Website: https://melvilletrust.org/

  1. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD) awards Homeless Assistance Grants to communities that administer housing and serves at the local level.

Website: https://www.hud.gov/

 

  1. THE AWESOME Foundation provides microgrants to group of people and organizations with ideas  that will benefit , inspire or otherwise bring joy to people experiencing homelessness.

Website: https://www.awesomefoundation.org/en

  1. RAIKES FOUNDATION makes grants in 3 core areas; Education, Youth Homelessness, and Impact Driven Philanthropy.

Website: https://raikesfoundation.org/our-grants

  1. THE FUND FOR HOMELESS WOMEN (FHW) was established to create and support services for unsheltered women on the Monterey Penisula which include cities of Monterey Pacific, Carmel Seaside, sand city, maria, carmel valley , etc.

Website: https://www.fundforhomelesswomen.org/grants/apply-for-a-grant/

  1. THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

Grants from this program fund local nonprofit organizations that address housing and/or food insecurity for Rhode Island’s most vulnerable populations.

Website: https://rifoundation.org/grant/food-housing-security-grants

  1. COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE

Grants for nonprofits to provide programs for the homeless: family stability, counseling, food pantries, emergency services, and shelters in Tennessee,

Grants typically range from $4,000 – $6,000, but in some cases funding may be available up to $12,500.

Website: https://www.cfmt.org/grants-scholarships/grants/grant-recipients/

  1. JP MORGAN CHASE FOUNDATION

Through investments, community partnerships and philanthropic capital, we’re helping build strong communities.

JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) announced today its Foundation is providing $6.3 million in grants to help people gain access to safe and affordable housing.

Website: https://www.jpmorganchase.com/impact

  1. SEATLE FOUNDATION

We provide survival supplies, housing, and dignified, personal support and resources to community members experiencing homelessness.

Website: https://www.seattlefoundation.org/nonprofits/nonprofit-grant-opportunities

  1. SALESFORCE COMMUNITY FOUYNDATION GRANTS

To combat family and youth homelessnessSalesforce.org will donate $500,000 each to Hamilton Families and Larkin Street Youth Services.

Website: https://www.salesforce.org/stories/homeless-link/

  1. ABBVIC FOUNDATION

Foundations that support youth development programs, including largest grants to youth … food banks, educational service providers, and homeless shelters.

Website: https://www.abbvie.com/societal-impact/for-the-well-being-of-our-patients/independent-healthcare-grants/how-to-apply-for-grant.html

  1. CARMAX FOUNDATION

The Home Office Giving Program is designed to make the Greater Richmond, Virginia area a thriving community for families to live and work. Area of focus include; education 7 workforce success, health & wellness, shelter, housing & homelessness.

Website: https://foundation.carmax.com/home-office-giving.html

  1. COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER DES MOINES

Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines Announces Plans for Campus and C3 … grants $100,000 to Central Iowa Shelter & Services for new homeless shelter.

Website: https://www.desmoinesfoundation.org/about-us/news?page=0

 

  1. COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF NORTH TEXAS

The North Texas Community Foundation believes in strengthening our local nonprofits with smart investments to create a better community for all.

Grants for nonprofits to provide programs for the homeless: family stability, counseling, food pantries, emergency services, and shelters in Texas, Houston

Website: https://northtexascf.org/

  1. THE GREATER KANSAS CITY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Its Homelessness Trust Fund was established in 1988 at The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation to serve as an endowments for assistance to homeless individuals and those in danger of becoming homeless.

  1. TONY ROBBINS FOUNDATION GRANTS

The Anthony Robbins Foundation is a non-profit organization created to empower … forgotten-youth, homeless and hungry, prisoners, elderly and disabled.

Website: https://www.thetonyrobbinsfoundation.org/programs/global-impact/

  1. DAN PAUL FOUNDATION GRANTS

he DanPaul Foundation works in the areas of housing and homelessness, poverty alleviation, refugee counseling, children’s wellness.

Website: http://www.danpaulfoundation.org/program-areas

  1. SEMNANI FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Semnani Family Foundation gives grants for projects that address social issues such as homelessness, literacy, hunger, violence and rape.

Website: https://semnanifamilyfoundation.org/

  1. SINGING FOR CHANGE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

Areas Of Interest:

Children and families: Grants are awarded to programs fostering self-sufficiency and stability. Individual therapy is not funded, nor are therapeutic or recreational camps or wish-fulfillment programs.

Disenfranchised groups: SFC defines these groups as people who have been marginalized in society because of their low levels of skill, education or income, people with disabilities, and people who are homeless.

Grants range in size from $1,000.00 to $10,000.00.

Website: https://semnanifamilyfoundation.org/

  1. GARY E. MILGARSD FAMILY FPUNDATION

The funding priority areas include social service programs, senior services, youth, homelessness, health and wellness, and education

WEBSITE: https://www.garymilgardfamilyfoundation.org/foundations/windows-of-hope-foundation/

  1. HENRY MAYO NEWHALL FOUNDATION

To provide basic necessities to homeless and low-income individuals in Santa Barbara County, $20,000.

Website: http://www.newhallfoundation.org/grant-recipients.php

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