Community of Christ

Homeless, Housing, Temporary Shelter

Potential Program Funders

Michigan State University offers a compilation of webpages and books of potential interest to nonprofit organizations seeking funding opportunities related to the housing issues. Select "Homeless/Housing” from the left menu bar on the site.

Nonprofit Research: Funds are often available through city, county, and state “homeless trust” funds and Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) in your area.

The Home Depot Foundation believes that all families have the right to live in healthy, efficient homes they can afford over the long-term; to have access to safe, vibrant parks and greenspaces; and to receive the economic, social and environmental benefits of living in a sustainable community.

US Bancorp Foundation giving program is designed to respect the diversity of the communities where they operate. They are actively involved in their communities, partnering with local nonprofits to meet specific needs within each community. General priorities include education and financial literacy, affordable housing and housing counseling, and self-sufficiency.

US Department of Agriculture Rural Development includes Housing and Community Facilities Programs to help rural communities and individuals by providing loans and grants for housing and community facilities. They provide funding for single-family homes, apartments for low-income persons or the elderly, housing for farm laborers, childcare centers, fire and police stations, hospitals, libraries, nursing homes, schools, and much more.

US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides information about grants addressing homelessness, housing counseling and foreclosure, and supportive transitional and permanent housing.

Development Block Grants and Emergency Solutions Grants for additional information.

Wells Fargo helps customers succeed financially and create long-term economic growth and quality of life. They promote economic development and self-sufficiency through community development, financial education, cash contributions, affordable housing, and environmental stewardship.

Wheat Ridge Ministries is an independent Lutheran charitable organization that provides support through Grants Plus Program.

GrantsPlus Program. This program funds new health and human care ministries sponsored by congregations, agencies and emerging nonprofit organizations. Grant awards range from $5,000–$50,000 over 1–3 years.