Jeff Bezos, the world’s second richest person, announced that he has donated $98.5 million to 32 organizations in 23 states to help homeless families.
The Bezos Day 1 Fund, launched in September 2018, provided a range of $1.25 million to $5 million for each organization. According to a CNBC report, this is the second round of annual leadership awards from the Bezos Day One Families Fund following the launch of the organization by the billionaire.
Excited to announce this year's Bezos Day One grants. Thank you to these 32 organizations in 23 states working to end homelessness. I recently spent time with the amazing team at Community of Hope in Washington, D.C. – one of last year’s grantees. https://t.co/Lfy5LUWT99 pic.twitter.com/L0JeDUrjAY
— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) November 21, 2019
his year’s grantees include long-standing non-profits such as the Homeless Services Network of Central Florida, which received the largest grant of $5.25 million. While Bezos has posted on Instagram several times in 2018 about visiting Montessori-inspired schools, no official announcement has been made regarding creating a network of preschools.