Family Promise Receives a $25,000 Grant from Truist Foundation

April 28, 2021

Summit, NJ, (April 28, 2021) – Family Promise has received a $25,000 grant from Truist Foundation to support Family Promise Affiliates in California.

“We are most grateful for the Truist Foundation’s support of our work in California,” said Claas Ehlers, Family Promise CEO. “These funds will allow us to build capacity, strengthen our California Affiliates, and help them adapt to changes caused by the pandemic, helping us fulfill our mission to sustainably house more families and help more children.”

In addition to ensuring that families have food and shelter, Family Promise Affiliates address the range of issues affecting families experiencing homelessness and low-income families. The Truist Foundation grant will help California Affiliates develop and provide additional services related to prevention, diversion, and housing and provide services in additional communities where there is a significant need. This will result in housing for more families and children and will increase the likelihood that those families stay housed.

“We’re proud to partner with an organization that shares in Truist’s purpose to inspire and build better lives and communities,” said Andreas Neumeier, head of corporate banking telecom, media and technology at Truist Securities, speaking on behalf of the Truist Foundation. “Family Promise is doing incredible work to improve the lives of California residents by fulfilling their basic needs and ensuring they have opportunities to thrive.”

About Family Promise

Family Promise envisions a nation in which every family has a home, a livelihood, and the chance to build a better future. What began as a local initiative in Summit, NJ, has become a national movement that involves 200,000 volunteers and served more than 111,000 family members in 2019. Family Promise will change the future for 1 million children by 2030.

Currently, Family Promise is working in over 200 communities in 43 states to ensure that families experiencing homelessness have a safe place to call home and the resources they need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

About Truist Foundation

The Truist Foundation is committed to Truist Financial Corporation’s (NYSE: TFC) purpose to inspire and build better lives and communities. Established in 2020, the foundation makes strategic investments in nonprofit organizations to help ensure the communities it serves have more opportunities for a better quality of life. The Truist Foundation’s grants and activities focus on leadership development, economic mobility, thriving communities and educational equity. Learn more at

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