One80 Place Receives $5 Million from Bezos Day 1 Families Fund Grant to End Homelessness

The Winkler Group congratulates One80 Place for receiving a $5 million grant from the Day 1 Families Fund. 

Launched in 2018 by Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, the Day 1 Families Fund issues grants to organizations leading compassionate, needle-moving work to provide shelter and hunger support to young families.

One80 Place, located in Charleston, South Carolina, partnered with the Winkler Group to fund 573 Meeting Street, an affordable housing project located adjacent to its homeless shelter. In Charleston, a lack of affordable housing is the leading cause of homelessness.  Their capital campaign exceeded its original goal by 60%, demonstrating intense community interest in solving the problem. 

“This grant from the Day 1 Families Fund is transformational in the truest sense of the word,” said Stacey Denaux, CEO of One80 Place. 

Over the past few months, the Winkler Group has seen similar transformational gifts. “It’s proof that donors are tired of the pandemic,” says Tim Winkler, founder and CEO. “They’re looking to organizations like One80 Place that have big visions; they’re investing in their futures.”

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