Interfaith Housing Alliance Inc. receives grant

Ausherman Family Foundation’s Chairman, Marvin Ausherman, left, and Executive Director Leigh Adams, right, present a check to Interfaith Housing Alliance’s Executive Director Jody Ostoich, center.

The Ausherman Family Foundation, a private foundation established in 2006, recently awarded Interfaith Housing Alliance Inc. with a General Grant in the amount of $20,000 to help fund their Affordable Housing and Financial Stability Services Program.

The program connects individuals and families that are struggling to secure affordable housing with community resources and services that build economic independence and foster social stability. For working individuals and families, these services empower and strengthen their capacity to shape a more prosperous future that includes not only an affordable home but access to good schools, jobs, transit, nutrition and healthcare. For seniors with fixed incomes and those with disabilities, they deliver services aimed at helping them age in place with comfort, dignity and a sense of security. The program provides information and counseling on critical topics including credit and debt management; budgeting and personal financial management; first-time home ownership; bankruptcy and foreclosure prevention; health screening and monitoring; family counseling; nutrition assistance; and energy assistance.

“We are so grateful for the partnership of the Ausherman Family Foundation in the important work of housing and financial stability. Our homes are the launching pad of our lives; having a stabile home and financial security has a lasting effect on the rest of our life.,” said Jodie Ostoich, executive director at Interfaith Housing Inc.

General Grants are open for application year-round and are awarded to cover program, project and operating costs. Grants may be awarded with or without a challenge matching funds component.

The 2019 Capacity Building Grant Cycle 2 opened June 1. Capacity Building Grants support opportunities for nonprofits to build infrastructure and assistance necessary to enhance organizational capacity and address important issues of organizational development and effectiveness.

To apply for a grant, visit

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