In the News: Bezos Fund Gives $5 Million For Gonzaga Family Haven Project

Rob McCann, Catholic Charities, at press conference.
Rob McCann, Catholic Charities, at press conference.

November 22, 2019

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ nonprofit will donate $5 million to Catholic Charities of Eastern Washington to help fund its latest housing project for homeless families, it announced on Thursday.

The grant from the Bezos Day One Families Fund will be primarily focused on Catholic Charities’ planned Gonzaga Family Haven complex in northeast Spokane, which will provide housing and social services to more than 70 homeless families.

The Gonzaga Family Haven project is a partnership among Catholic Charities, Gonzaga University and Gonzaga Prep, which is located adjacent to where the housing project will be built.

Learn More About the Donation and The Project