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

Jul 23, 2014

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Across the country, communities -- and funders -- are creating systems that work for families.  


Jul 16, 2014

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By harnessing the power of New England's technology ecosystem to source, screen, and fund social innovation, TUGG is supporting Youth Harbors, a program for homeless, unaccompanied high school students.


Jul 08, 2014


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The California Wellness Foundation and The California Homeless Youth Project discuss the need for data and what philanthropy can do about it.


Jun 26, 2014

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This year we’re thrilled that our 2014 Funders Institute will be a full-day session, leaving more time for funder-focused learning and networking with an emphasis on ending and preventing homelessness.


Jun 04, 2014


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Who sets the agenda?  If we believe in the work of our non-profits, we should just give them the damn money.