November 23, 2022

Catholic Community Services gets millions in grant funding

The money comes from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

Dollars economy cash money hero U.S currency.
AZPM Staff

Catholic Community Servies of Southern Arizona received a $5 million grant from the Bezos Day 1 Families Fund.

Officials with the charity that serves nine southern Arizona counties said funds from the grant will help to pay for construction costs of new housing units for families and the expansion of programs ranging from financial assistance to providing after-school childcare.

Catholic Community Services said it also plans on expanding services in rural and Native American communities in the state with help from the grant.

The Bezos Day 1 Families Fund was launched in 2018 by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and is supposed to help organizations move the unsheltered homeless to shelters and eventually permanent housing.

Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona was one of 40 non-profits across the country to receive a grant from the foundation.

MORE: Arizona, Housing, News
By posting comments, you agree to our
AZPM encourages comments, but comments that contain profanity, unrelated information, threats, libel, defamatory statements, obscenities, pornography or that violate the law are not allowed. Comments that promote commercial products or services are not allowed. Comments in violation of this policy will be removed. Continued posting of comments that violate this policy will result in the commenter being banned from the site.

By submitting your comments, you hereby give AZPM the right to post your comments and potentially use them in any other form of media operated by this institution.
Arizona Public Media is a service of the University of Arizona and our broadcast stations are licensed to the Arizona Board of Regents who hold the trademarks for Arizona Public Media and AZPM. We respectfully acknowledge the University of Arizona is on the land and territories of Indigenous peoples.
The University of Arizona