The Homeless to Hope Fund was started in 2016 by the non-profit Palmetto Project at the encouragement of Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg and representatives from the City of Charleston, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant and Summerville. Donations made to the Homeless to Hope Fund over the past five years have been used to help in emergency situations for people who are experiencing homelessness to get them into housing and help them to access programs that will assist them on the road to self-sufficiency through a network of service providers in the region. The Mayors’ Commission partnered with the Palmetto Project, a statewide nonprofit organization, to establish the Homeless to Hope Fund to accept and coordinate donations for initiatives that advance the mission of the Mayors’ Commission.