PEARL JAM today announced its Home Shows initiative raised $10.8 million to be distributed to nearly 100 organizations working to fight homelessness in Seattle and King County.
The money was raised with the help of more than 170 partners —corporations, philanthropies, restaurants and small businesses — along with thousands of individuals, inspired by PEARL JAM‘s Home Shows concerts August 8 and August 10.
Most Home Shows partners have designated the organizations that will receive their financial commitments, which total nearly $7.8 million.
More than $1.3 million is being distributed by Home Shows to nonprofits selected by PEARL JAM with guidance from a 19-member advisory group of service providers, issue experts and funders. Those funds will be targeted to two areas: diversion, a strategy to reduce the length of time families and individuals experience homelessness, and youth homelessness. In addition, $1.7 million remains to be granted by partners, the band and advisory group, based on future needs assessment. MORE