In the spring of 2010, the Safeco Insurance Fund launched its first Homelessness Initiative with the goal of supporting nonprofit organizations that serve homeless families and individuals in need of emergency assistance. To further clarify its emphasis on basic emergency services, in 2012 the Homelessness Initiative was renamed the Basic Services Initiative. Since 2010, the fund has awarded more than $2.6 million through the initiative.
Basic Services Initiative applicants are evaluated on the following criteria (in no specific order):
The Basic Services Initiative operates on a two-year cycle. Organizations selected will receive commitments for a second year of funding.
Beginning in March 2016, organizations will be invited to download and review the Basic Services Initiative RFP, before submitting an online application. Only proposals submitted online will be accepted.
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For a list of recent Safeco Insurance Fund grant recipients, visit the Liberty Mutual Foundation.