Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos speaks after receiving the 2019 International Astronautical Federation (IAF) Excellence in Industry Award during the the 70th International Astronautical Congress at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC on October 22, 2019.

(Meredith) -- Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos announced Thursday that he donated nearly $100 million to organizations that help the homeless.

Using his Bezos Day One Fund, Bezos donated $98.5 million to 32 organizations from 23 states. The donations for each organization ranged from $1.25 million to $5 million.

The recipients of the 2019 Day 1 Families Fund were selected by "experts in family homelessness who were instrumental in identifying and selecting this year’s award recipients," according to the fund's website.

This year's donations surpass last year's by an extra $1 million. In 2018, Bezos gave $97.5 million to organizations that help the homeless.

The Bezos Day One Fund was created in September 2018 with a commitment of $2 billion to fund existing non-profits that help the homeless and to create new non-profit, tier-one preschools in low-income communities.

As of Nov. 21, Bezos is the second-richest person in the world with a total net worth of $108 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. He was surpassed by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, who has a total net worth of $109 billion. This was the first time in more than two years that Gates, 64, beat out Bezos, 55, for the top spot.

Below is the full list of the 32 organizations that received donations this year.

  1. Bethany House Services, Cincinnati, OH • $1.25 million
  2. Catholic Charities Eastern Washington, Spokane, WA • $5 million
  3. Catholic Social Services Alaska, Anchorage, AK • $5 million
  4. Coburn Place, Indianapolis, IN • $1.25 million
  5. Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, Hartford, CT • $2.5 million
  6. Covenant House, New York, NY • $5 million
  7. Family Gateway, Dallas, TX • $2.75 million
  8. FamilyAid Boston, Boston, MA • $5 million
  9. ForKids, Norfolk, VA • $2.5 million
  10. Goodwill Industries of Northern Michigan, Traverse City, MI • $1.25 million
  11. Great Lakes Community Action Partnership, Fremont, OH • $1.25 million
  12. Homeless Services Network of Central Florida, Orlando, FL • $5.25 million
  13. HOPE Services Hawaii, Hilo, HI • $2.75 million
  14. HopeWorks, Albuquerque, NM • $2.5 million
  15. Interim Community Development Association, Seattle, WA • $2.5 million
  16. Lafayette Transitional Housing Center, Lafayette, IN • $1.25 million
  17. Mary’s Place Seattle, Seattle, WA • $5 million
  18. MIFA, Memphis, TN • $5 million
  19. Our Family Services, Tucson, AZ • $2.5 million
  20. Pathways of Hope, Fullerton, CA • $2.5 million
  21. St. Joseph Center, Venice, CA • $5 million
  22. St. Joseph’s Villa, Richmond, VA $1.25 million
  23. St. Stephen’s Human Services, Minneapolis, MN • $5 million
  24. St. Vincent de Paul, Baltimore, MD • $5 million
  25. The Road Home, Salt Lake City, UT • $5 million
  26. The Road Home Dane County, Madison, WI • $1.25 million
  27. The Whole Child, Whittier, CA • $5 million
  28. UNITY Of Greater New Orleans, New Orleans, LA • $2.5 million
  29. Upward Bound House, Santa Monica, CA • $1.25 million
  30. Welcome House of Northern Kentucky, Covington, KY • $1.25 million
  31. West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness, Bridgeport, WV • $1.5 million
  32. YWCA Columbus, Columbus, OH • $2.5 million

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