With this grant, conributions from new donors, those who increase a recent gift, or donors who have not given to Abode within the last 12 months will be eligible to be matched by the foundation.
The Sobrato Family Foundation helps low-income, at-risk communities that are underserved and blocked from opportunities and economic barriers, as well as other obstacles.
"This challenge match grant lets supporters increase their effect and make even more of a difference in the lives of families and individuals we serve," said Abode Services Executive Director Louis Chicoine. "We're thrilled that the Sobrato Family Foundation's generosity is making this grant possible and extending the reach of our community services."
Funding from the foundation will help support programs at Abode Services that improve the lives of more than 4,800 people each year, including 1,200 children. These programs are helping vulnerable people in Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, and Napa counties escape the crisis of homelessness and work toward self-sufficiency.
Abode Services, the Bay Area's leading provider of supportive housing services to homeless people, has been awarded Charity Navigator's top four-star rating for accountability, transparency, and fiscal management for 12 consecutive years.
"We strive to ensure the hard-earned dollars community members contribute are utilized in the best way possible," Chicoine said. "We know that people donate to us because they want to help us with our mission of bringing an end to homelessness."
To learn more about Abode Services or to make a match-eligible donation, visit www.abodeservices.org. Donations can also be mailed to Abode Services, 40849 Fremont Blvd., Fremont CA 94538.