Amazon's Bezos' charity to give $5M for homeless in New Orleans

November 24, 2018 - 9:21 am
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ The homeless in New Orleans are getting a bit of help from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' Day 1 Families Fund.
  
The fund is providing a $5 million grant to Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans to help the homeless in south Louisiana.
  
Catholic Charities is one of 24 nonprofits to receive a portion of the $97.5 million being doled out across the county by the fund. Officials say the grants are the first of what will be an annual distribution to support families in need.
  
In September, Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, launched the $2 billion Day 1 Fund. That fund consists of two programs: The Day 1 Families Fund that provides grants to non-profits fighting homelessness, and the Day 1 Academies Fund, geared toward creating a network of new, non-profit, tier-one preschools in low-income communities.

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