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Jeff Bezos Org Gives $5M Grant to Miami-Dade’s Chapman Partnership

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.

Cedric Blackwater
Cedric Blackwater
Cedric is a journalist with over a decade of experience reporting on local US news, and touching on many global topics. He is currently the lead writer for Bulletin News.

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