Apartments.com Help for Homeless Grant Recipients
We are honored to announce the benefactors of the first-ever Apartments.com Help for Homeless Grant Program, totaling more than $100,000 in grants awarded. The program received an overwhelming response from well-deserving organizations throughout the country. With such a great need and so many organizations doing important work to help combat homelessness, the decision was difficult. However, we are pleased to announce 16 organizations who are receiving grants to help them continue doing outstanding work in their communities each and every day.
|Connections for the Homeless||Evanston, IL||$10,000|
|Literacy Lab||Washington, DC||$10,000|
|Mobile Loaves and Fishes||Austin, TX||$10,000|
|Bethesda Cares||Bethesda, MD||$5,000|
|Chicago Coalition for the Homeless||Chicago, IL||$5,000|
|Upward Bound House||Santa Monica, CA||$5,000|
|People Serving People||Minneapolis, MN||$5,000|
|Social Advocates for Youth||Santa Rosa, CA||$5,000|
|Homeward Bound||Marin County, CA||$5,000|
|Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance||Boston, MA||$5,000|
|Macomb County Rotating Emergency Shelter Team||Roseville, MI||$5,000|
|New Orleans Women’s Shelter||New Orleans, LA||$5,000|
|NYC Rescue Mission||New York City, NY||$5,000|
|Vogel Alcove||Dallas, TX||$1,000|
We thank all the wonderful organizations that applied and sincerely hope they will again next year.
Apartments.com helps millions of people find a place to call home each year. We believe having a place to live is a basic human need, and as such we support organizations who work to help the homeless.
Over the past several years, Apartments.com has donated more than $120,000 to help combat homelessness through national, regional and local corporate responsibility efforts. Now, as part of the newly formed Help for Homeless Grant Program, we give not-for-profit homeless service providers nationwide the opportunity to apply for a grant—ranging in size from $500-$10,000—to help them continue the important work they do every day.
While we realize these grants won’t bring an end to homelessness on their own, our hope is that by providing an opportunity for large and small organizations to participate, we will help change a few more lives one step at a time.
Applications for the 2013 Apartments.com Help for Homeless Grant Program will be accepted August 1, 2013 through September 30, 2013. Grants, ranging from $500-$10,000, totaling up to $100,000, will be announced in November 2013.
See below for the following information for this year’s grant program.
The Apartments.com Help for Homeless Grant Program is open to programs and organizations that directly serve the needs of homeless individuals or families in the United States that are not-for-profit organizations classified as 501(c)(3) by the IRS. Apartments.com is accepting applications from national, regional or local market organizations beginning noon ET August 1, 2013. Organizations may apply for a grant, which will be no smaller than $500 and no more than $10,000, which will be funded based on demonstrated need.
The Apartments.com Help for Homeless grants can be utilized to fund special projects or for general operational expenses that directly support and benefit the homeless. In the application, please be specific about how your organization will utilize the Apartments.com Help for Homeless grant funding.
The following are not eligible for Apartments.com Help for Homeless grants:
- Individuals, athletic teams or athletic sponsorships
- Religious organizations for religious purposes, or purposes other than those benefitting the homeless
- Rehabilitation or healthcare facilities or treatment programs (in or out-patient), or healthcare providers
- Schools or organizations for expenses or programs that do not directly benefit the homeless
- Fundraisers, including capital campaigns, benefits, endowment campaigns, events, etc.
- Political causes, candidates, campaigns or organizations
- Programs or projects that are not serving the domestic US homeless population
- Scholarships or other direct support to individuals or families
Download the application form, complete it and return it, along with a short grant proposal or executive summary that describes your organization and how the Help for Homeless grant dollars would be used to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (312) 380-4254.
Applications will be accepted between noon ET August 1, 2013 through noon ET September 30, 2013. Organizations may apply for only one Apartments.com Help for Homeless grant per year.
Grant recipients will be announced in November 2013 and grant dollars will be disbursed to organizations before December 31, 2013.
Applications must be complete and received on time during the open application timeframe to be considered. Submitting an application does not guarantee funding.
Grant applications will be reviewed by the Apartments.com selection committee. Selected organizations will be notified in November 2013.
Although grant seekers are encouraged to specify an amount on the application, Apartments.com will make the final decision as to how much is awarded to each organization and for each grant. Apartments.com can eliminate any application for any reason at any point in the application or application review process. All grants are one-time gifts. Grant recipients must re-apply for consideration in future years. All request materials become the property of Apartments.com and will not be returned.
Apartments.com reserves the right to determine grant qualifications and amounts. Apartments.com may, at its discretion, revise or terminate this program at any time. Interpretation and administration of the program, including eligibility of organizations or gift sizes, will be determined by Apartments.com, and decisions will be final.
If your organization is selected to receive an Apartments.com Help for Homeless grant, you will be required to sign a waiver authorizing Apartments.com, a division of Classified Ventures LLC, to use your organization’s name and logo in any promotional materials.