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

2015 Funders Forum on Vulnerable Populations

Philanthropy's Role in Connecting Systems to Prevent and End Homelessness

In conjunction with the National Alliance to End Homelessness's 2015 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness.

Speakers include:
Councilmember Todd Gloria, City of San Diego
Bill Pitkin, Director, Domestic Programs, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
David Wertheimer, Deputy Director for the Pacific Northwest Initiative, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

For a full overview of the day, check out the agenda!

This funder-focused event is open to foundations, United Ways, individual philanthropists, and invited guests only.  Please contact Katie McGonagle regarding requests to extend an invitation.  This event is not an opportunity for fundraising.  Thank you! 

Ticket levels:

Non-members: $100
Members of Funders Together: $50

For Late Registration, please contact Katie McGonagle.


February 18, 2015 at 8am - 4:30pm
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
1380 Harbor Island Dr
San Diego, CA
United States
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Katie McGonalge · · 617.245.0314x102

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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

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

Our family foundation convenes 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

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