A national network of funders supporting strategic, innovative, and effective solutions to homelessness

Our family foundation is very involved in convening local funders and key community stakeholders around strategies to end homelessness in Houston. Funders Together members have been invaluable mentors to us in this effort, traveling to our community to share their expertise and examples of best practices from around the nation.

-Nancy Frees Fountain, Managing Director at The Frees Foundation

Funders Together has given me a platform to engage the other funders in my community. Our local funding community has improved greatly to support housing first models and align of resources towards ending homelessness.

-Leslie Strnisha, Vice President at Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

We joined Funders Together because we believe in the power of philanthropy to play a major role in ending homelessness, and we know we have much to learn from funders across the country.

-Christine Marge, Director of Housing and Financial Stability at United Way of Greater Los Angeles

I am thankful for the local partnerships here in the Pacific Northwest that we’ve been able to create and nurture thanks to the work of Funders Together. Having so many of the right players at the table makes our conversations – and all of our efforts – all the richer and more effective.

-David Wertheimer, Deputy Director at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Very often a lack of jobs and money is not the cause of poverty, but the symptom. The cause may lie deeper in our failure to give our fellow citizens a fair chance to develop their own capacities, in a lack of education and training, in a lack of medical care and housing, in a lack of decent communities in which to live and bring up their children.

-President Lyndon B. Johnson, 1964 State of the Union Address

FROM THE BLOG

Mar 02, 2015

20150302_usich_gates_dv.jpg

Beginning in 2009, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supported a pilot program to prevent homelessness for survivors of domestic violence and their families. Here's what they learned.


Feb 23, 2015


20150223_simmons_uw_veterans.jpg

One year into a new grantmaking initiative focused on women veterans, The Simmons Foundation and United Way of Greater Houston share their lessons learned and hope for the future.


Jan 12, 2015


20150112_gates_pacific_northwest.jpg

Hint: stable housing, great schools, and strong communities are key pillars of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Pacific Northwest initiatives.


Dec 22, 2014


20151222_housing_trust_fund.jpg

Philanthropy was a catalyst for the funding of the National Housing Trust Fund, which will increase access to housing for low-income families.


Nov 24, 2014


20141124_veterans.jpg

Private foundations have generally played a small role in helping to end veteran homelessness. Yet even small private investments can have tremendous impact.


EVENTS

May 11 09:00AM

Chicago Marriott Magnificent Mile in Chicago, IL

The proven solutions of supportive housing are increasingly reaching the mainstream. The Summit will feature...

Sign Up Now …

Jul 14 09:00AM

Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC

Save the date!   Registration for this event has not opened yet.

Sign Up Now …