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

Funders Together to End Homelessness is the only national network of grantmakers working to end and prevent homelessness.

We believe that we can end homelessness and philanthropy plays a critical role.

Be a Catalytic Funder

Catalytic funders working to end homelessness focus not on the successes of individual programs, but rather on a systemic approach that addresses the underlying causes. They know that housing-based solutions combined with the right supports can end homelessness, so they so they invest in evidence-based best practices. They take risks to discover innovative solutions. And they raise the bar for everyone else. Using our Funder Resources can help start and expand your efforts as you focus on being catalytic.

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Collaborate with Others

No funder has the resources to end homelessness alone. Funders can play a powerful role in convening diverse stakeholders, facilitating system-wide collaboration, and identifying key gaps in homelessness systems. Collaborating speeds up the learning process and enables funders to take a strategic, systems-change approach to ending homelessness. There is power in philanthropy speaking with one voice. Through our programming, you can learn, share, and collaborate at both the local and national level.

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Be a Voice for Change

Funders are more than just a checkbook. Philanthropic dollars are small when compared to government funding, but through advocacy funders can build support for new approaches and strategic shifts. Foundations can help reduce policy barriers, leverage funds, and create bridges between different systems to have a real impact on ending homelessness. We can help you learn how to best use your voice and influence to impact change locally and nationally.


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From The Blog

Pathways Forward: Addressing Employment & Income in the Fight to End Homelessness

Sep 16, 2019

This summer, Heartland Alliance announced the Pathways Forward Challenge - a call to communities across the country to engage in creating more effective and equitable pathways to employment for people experiencing homelessness. In this blog post, Melissa Young and Carrie Felton of Heartland Alliance, discuss the goals of the challenge and how philanthropy plays a critical role in the success of these goals. 

Housing Shouldn’t Depend on Immigration Status

Sep 09, 2019

In June, Meyer Memorial Trust submitted public comments in opposition of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's proposed rule to prohibit "mixed-status" families from federal housing assistance. In this blog post, Meyer Memorial Trust President & CEO, Michelle J. Depass outlines why the Trust took a stance and used its voice to condemn the proposed rule that will fuel racial inequities in housing and homelessness across the country. 

Chicago’s Potential: Ending Homelessness and Strengthening Nonprofits

Aug 26, 2019

Throughout the Polk Bros Foundation's 30th anniversary year, in its Chicago’s Potential blog series, it is sharing trends and progress the Foundation is noticing across focus areas, and pointing to what they see changing in Chicago that gives them hope. This post from Polk Bros. Foundation Senior Program Officer Debbie Reznick, who leads grantmaking in the Foundation’s Strong Communities and Enhanced Capacity program areas, originally appeared on the Foundation's blog in June 2019. In it, Debbie focuses on areas related to ending homelessness, increasing access to justice through legal aid and building the capacity of nonprofit organizations.