Eviction Prevention Focus in 2021

The Tull Foundation worked with a group of foundations to determine how we could develop a collaborative approach to address the overwhelming increase in housing instability resulting from the pandemic. Our approach focused on using philanthropic funds to build access to federal funds. We came together to identify strategies to ensure that these funds make it into the hands of eligible households to prevent unnecessary evictions.

This group of funders includes the Cousins Foundation, the Betty and Davis Fitzgerald Foundation, the Wilbur and Hilda Glenn Family Foundation, the Imlay Foundation, the Sartain-Lanier Family Foundation and the Tull Charitable Foundation. Collectively, these Foundations provided $795,000 in grants to nonprofits working in the following capacities:

  • Capacity building grants to nonprofits partnering with local municipalities to disburse federal relief funds
  • General operating grants to nonprofits working with underserved populations that are furthest from accessing the federal rental relief funds – this includes organizations that are providing rental relief to families living in extended stay hotels, households that do not have a lease, and households headed by immigrants, as well as those nonprofits providing rental assistance in high need counties
  • Grants to nonprofits to support advocacy and/or provide legal representation to households facing eviction
The Tull Foundation awarded the following grants to assist with eviction prevention:
Africa Children’s Fund (Clayton County) $15,000
Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Association (City of Atlanta) $25,000
Hearts to Nourish Hope (Clayton County) $25,000
Community Teen Coalition (Clayton County) $15,000
Latino Community Fund (Entire Metro Region) $30,000
Melanated Pearl Corporation (Clayton County) $10,000
Nehemiah Project (Clayton and Fulton Counties) $10,000
New Life Community Ministries (South Dekalb) $10,000
Zion Hill Community Development Corp. (South Fulton) $10,000
Atlanta Legal Aid (Dekalb) $50,000