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United American Indian Involvement, Inc. receives $2.5 Million from the Day 1 Families Fund


United American Indian Involvement (UAII), which for 46 years has provided human and health services for American Indian families in the Los Angeles metro area, today announced that it has been selected to receive a $2.5 million grant from the Day 1 Families Fund.


Launched in 2018 by Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, the Day 1 Families Fund issues annual leadership awards to organizations and civic groups doing compassionate, needle-moving work to provide shelter and hunger support to address the immediate needs of young families.


“With this grant, UAII will continue to serve as a beacon of hope for American Indians in L.A., while providing critical services, such as housing, to families who are most in need,” said Luis Cervantes, CEO of UAII.


This one-time grant, awarded to organizations doing meaningful work to connect families with shelter and support, will allow UAII to create a housing program focused on lowering barriers to housing, and expand its current services while making them easily accessible. With families upended by the COVID-19 pandemic, these funds will also help UAII combat the economic and housing crisis for the American Indian community.


More About The Day 1 Families Fund

The Day 1 Families Fund issues annual leadership awards to organizations and civic groups doing compassionate, needle-moving work to provide shelter and hunger support to address the immediate needs of young families. The vision statement comes from the inspiring Mary’s Place in Seattle: no child sleeps outside.




Press Release for Day 1 Fund UAII
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