Chapman Partnership in Miami-Dade County has won a $5 million donation from one of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ nonprofit groups to combat homelessness.
Tuesday, the Chapman Partnership, a partner of the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust, announced the Bezos Day 1 Families Fund gift, the biggest in its history.
The award will aid the Chapman Partnership in operating its emergency shelters and assisting homeless families.
“Providing a route to self-sufficiency for homeless families is essential to developing better communities,” said Peter T. Pruitt, president, and CEO of Chapman. “Thanks to the tremendous generosity of the Day 1 Families Fund and the philanthropic leadership of Jeff Bezos, Chapman Partnership is now in a position to have an even bigger effect on family homelessness and realize our goal of a Miami-Dade County where no one sleeps on the streets.”
Chapman Partnership was established in 1993 and maintains two homeless aid facilities in Miami and Homestead with a total of 800 beds.
Over the last five years, the Day 1 Families Fund has awarded 170 grants totaling more than $520 million to groups working to fight homelessness and assist families in obtaining housing assistance and stability.