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