The gifts, which include $1.5 million from Salesforce.org and a $1.5 million match from Giving Pledge signatories Marc and Lynne Benioff, will support efforts to reduce the amount of time a family experiences homelessness — from an average of four hundred and fourteen days today to a maximum of ninety days. The funding also will help provide support services aimed at increasing financial and housing stability and providing direct benefits to the more than eighteen hundred homeless students in the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD).
Conceived by the city's late mayor, Ed Lee, Heading Home is a $30 million joint effort of the City and County of San Francisco, SFUSD, Hamilton Families, and private donors. Since 2016, Salesforce.org has awarded $3.5 million in support of Heading Home, while the Benioffs have given $11.5 million.
"The donations we've received from Salesforce.org and Marc and Lynne Benioff through Heading Home have helped local families receive wraparound support since 2016," said Hamilton Families CEO Tomiquia Moss. "In addition to the monetary gifts directly impacting our community, we're proud to work side by side with Salesforce volunteers to support our overall work, resulting in tremendous impact."
(Photo credit: Hamilton Families)