The Interfaith Hospitality Network Endowment Fund reaches over $10,000

In lieu of sending Holiday cards this year, the Springfield Foundation started an endowment for the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) with an initial gift of $2,000. With generous support from community members, this Endowment Fund has grown to over $10,000! It will now be invested and will support IHN annually.

The city of Springfield declared homelessness a public health crisis after having to reduce capacity for helping homeless individuals due to coronavirus shutting down group housing. In 2019, IHN served 573 people. In 2021, IHN has served 1,597 people so far, a nearly 280% increase over pre-pandemic figures. The total number of clients currently on the IHN waitlist is 285 individuals. The Interfaith Hospitality Network Endowment Fund accumulates dedicated funds to support IHN’s mission and programs for the long term.

  “IHN is grateful for the support of the Springfield Foundation and our community. The endowment fund will benefit IHN to enhance and support our services. It is IHN’s goal to best serve individuals and families achieve their individual goals and overcome their housing crisis.”
             -Elaina Bradley, Executive Director of the Interfaith Hospitality Network

The Interfaith Hospitality Network helps individuals and families overcome homelessness. For more information about IHN, visit their website at

The Springfield Foundation exists to raise, strengthen, and distribute permanent charitable funds to benefit Clark County and the surrounding region. More information at