The Crankstart Foundation makes $11 million investment in Hamilton Families


The Crankstart Foundation has made an $11M investment in Hamilton Familiesa leading nonprofit organization working to end family homelessness in the San Francisco Bay Area. This commitment is one of the largest gifts made towards the goal of ending family homelessness in San Francisco. The Crankstart Foundation invested $4 million in Hamiltons Heading Home Initiative, a $30 million public-private initiative to help end family homelessness by scaling supportive services to meet critical demand, and an additional $7 million as part of a matching grant campaign.

Launched in 2016, The Heading Home initiative was led by the late Mayor Edwin Lee whose legacy continues to be honored by Mayor London Breed through her ongoing commitment to end family homelessness. Crankstart Foundation saw Hamilton Families Heading Home program as a well-organized, effective way to help families solve their housing crisis at a speed that is often challenging for local governments to match.

Crankstart has provided critical leadership and investment towards our communitys largest civic challenge, said Hamilton Families Chief Executive Officer Tomiquia Moss. Were grateful to the Foundation for this continued support and investing in solutions. Their partnership allows for thought leadership and the cultivation of cross-sector solutions to a complex problem. We are deeply aware that there is so much more work to ensure long-term sustainability for families so that they do not return to homelessness. Today we honor the great leadership in San Francisco to solve our most pressing issues.

This past year Hamilton Families helped over 500 families move into housing and resolve their homelessness. Hamilton Families provides comprehensive support to families in the housing to help them heal from the trauma of experiencing homelessness and build assets that lead to a thriving future and financial independence. This work would not be possible without Crankstart and many others who have taken a stance to design solutions.

In order to end family homelessness in the San Francisco Bay Area, we must break the cycle of homelessness and poverty in our community. We hope this continues to build momentum and investment to build a future that we are proud of, one with opportunity and mobility for the next generation, said Tomiquia Moss.

Hamiton Families Heading Home Initiative is supported by the City and County of San Francisco, the San Francisco Unified School District, and prominent leaders including Marc and Lynne Benioff,,, Mikkel Svane, Airbnb, the San Francisco Giants, and hundreds of others.

The Crankstart Foundation is the charitable vehicle of San Francisco residents, Michael Moritz and Harriet Heyman.

Contact: Rachel Kenemore, Hamilton Families, 847-571-1785