Jeff Bezos Donating 100 Million To Help The Homeless

November 18, 2021

By: Mary Moore


After going into space, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will now make it his mission to help the homeless by donating millions to those in need with his foundation called “Bezos Day One Fund”, according to Forbes.

The funds will be spread across to 32 nonprofits across 21 states, with grants ranging from $750,000 to $5 million.

“We are totally over the moon about this,” says Anne Miskey, CEO of Union Station Homeless Services in Pasadena, California. Miskey says the organization will receive $5 million in Amazon stock on Thursday, the largest private grant it has ever gotten. The money is specifically earmarked for family services and will be used over a five-year period to, among other things, hire more caseworkers and renovate the location used to house families experiencing homelessness. “We really want to make it more of a trauma-informed environment, to build in more privacy for individual families so they don’t have to sleep in a dorm-style area. We want to provide a safe, comfortable and dignified space to help them get into permanent housing,” Miskey says.