Waco Foundation Sponsors Grantwriter Who Helped Bring in $606,764 in 2011

For 4 years, Waco Foundation has been a supporter of the efforts of the Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition, which is made up of members such as MHMR, City of Waco, Caritas, Compassion Ministries, Family Abuse Center, McLennan County Hunger Coalition, Mission Waco and many more. The Foundation financially sponsors a grantwriter for the HUD application for the Continuum of Care. The Coalition’s board of directors joined together once again with the grantwriter this past fall to submit a joint request for funding to the Department of Housing and Urban Development for a Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Program.

The Continuum of Care Program provides funding for efforts by nonprofit providers and State and local governments to quickly re-house homeless individuals and families to minimize trauma and dislocation; promotes access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs; and optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

Over the past four years, the HUD Grant has brought in $2,732,413, including the most recent grant of $606,764 in December 2011! The grant is broken down into the following categories:

  • Supportive Housing Efforts: $263,652
  • Hope House Program: $161,275
  • Heart of Texas HMIS Program $63,709
  • Regular and Chronic Homelessness Efforts: $118,128

Waco Foundation feels honored to be able to be a part of bringing funding to much-needed area in our community!

For more information on the Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition, visit their website.

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