PSE Foundation awards $800,000 in grants to support organizations helping those in need

2/25/2022

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The PSE Foundation awarded $800,000 in grants to 30 outstanding nonprofit organizations leading the way in the prevention and elimination of homelessness across our service area.

Each organization received an unrestricted $25,000 grant which provides them financial flexibility to fulfil their vital and lifesaving work; two of the organizations who focus on homeless youth will be receiving $50,000 as part of this effort. These awards were based on a new approach by the PSE Foundation utilizing trust-based philanthropy methodology. By developing an evaluation model that works to lessen the burden often placed on organizations serving our communities, PSEF was able to focus on core aspirations, principles, and best practices.

The nonprofits will use funding to provide emergency shelter, basic necessities, warm clothing, food, and even pathways to more permanent housing.

On Bainbridge Island, the PSEF is supporting Housing Resources Bainbridge and their fantastic work.

A full list of grant recipients can be viewed here.